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Liz Truss rejects plea from Biden ally not to rewrite the Northern Ireland protocol

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Liz Truss is resisting pressure from a close ally of Joe Biden not to rewrite the Brexit deal’s Northern Ireland protocol, saying she will not let the impasse “drag on”. The foreign secretary is facing concerted press...

Liz Truss warns EU she may have ‘no choice’ but to alter NI protocol

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The UK foreign secretary has reiterated her threat to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol, telling the EU’s Brexit negotiator it was a matter of “internal peace and security”. Liz Truss warned Maroš Še...

Liz Truss ‘preparing to scrap parts of Northern Ireland protocol’

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Liz Truss is reportedly preparing draft legislation that would unilaterally scrap key parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, removing the need for checks on goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. No bill w...

Liz Truss risks recklessly inflaming Ukraine’s war to serve her own ambition

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The foreign secretary, Liz Truss, is playing with fire. On Wednesday night she described Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a “rogue operator” lacking rationality, and with “no interest in international norms”. As a result, s...

Liz Truss announces full asset freeze against Russia’s biggest bank

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The UK will impose a full asset freeze on Russia’s largest bank and end all imports of oil and coal by the end of the year, the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, has said. Sanctions will also be imposed on eight more olig...

Sanctions on Russia must stay till all troops leave Ukraine, says Liz Truss

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The West must not lift sanctions against Russia until all its troops have left Ukraine and Vladimir Putin is unable to mount such an offensive again, the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, has said. She was speaking alongs...

Liz Truss heaps praise on herself for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release

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Appearances can be deceptive. Most people had Liz Truss down as someone of mediocre talents. Not least Boris Johnson. After all, that’s why he made her foreign secretary. No prime minister wants someone too capable in...

Truss says she would back Britons going to Ukraine to fight Russia

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Liz Truss has said she would support Britons wanting to go to Ukraine to help it fight the Russian invasion. In an interview on the BBC One’s Sunday Morning programme, the UK foreign secretary replied “absolutely” whe...

Liz Truss says she has ‘hit list’ of oligarchs facing UK sanctions

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Britain has compiled a “hit list” of Russian oligarchs who will face sanctions over the coming weeks, the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, has said. She said there were more than 100 billionaires in Russia and that some ...

Truss tells Iran she hopes UK will soon be able to repay £400m debt

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Liz Truss has said she hopes Britain will soon be in a position to pay the £400m debt overdue to Iran, according to an Iranian account of the phone call between the foreign secretary and her Tehran counterpart, Hossei...

Russia-Ukraine crisis a ‘dangerous moment for the world’, warns Truss

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The UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, has warned of a “dangerous moment for the world” as the “highly likely” prospect of a Russian invasion of Ukraine could embolden other countries such as Iran and China to expand th...

Liz Truss warns Russia could launch Ukraine invasion ‘almost immediately’ – video

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Vladimir Putin could launch an invasion of Ukraine 'almost immediately', the foreign secretary has warned after chairing a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee. Liz Truss repeated a call for Britons t...

Liz Truss arrives in Moscow with ‘toughest sanctions’ plan delayed

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The British foreign secretary, Liz Truss, will meet her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Thursday with her plan to have put the UK’s “toughest sanctions regime against Russia” on the statute book in time for the...

‘Nowhere to hide’: Truss to pave way for tougher Russian sanctions amid Ukraine tensions – video

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The UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, said plans to allow for tougher economic sanctions against Russia would be announced ahead of a diplomatic trip to Ukraine and Russia over the next two weeks. The UK has offered to...

Labour condemns ‘waste’ of Liz Truss taking private jet to Australia

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Liz Truss has been criticised for taking a private jet to Australia for official business rather than using a scheduled flight. The foreign secretary used the private government Airbus A321 for her flight from London’...

Liz Truss: why EU praise for foreign secretary may be unwanted

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It was only a few months ago that Liz Truss, perhaps best known until recently for her strong feelings about the “disgrace” that is imported cheese, was appointed foreign secretary. Some had questioned Truss’s suitabi...

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