Foreign policy

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Whistleblower on UK’s Afghan evacuation: main accusations
Raphael Marshall says civil servants scrambling to save Afghans were ‘appalled by our chaotic system’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

07, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Whistleblower condemns Foreign Office over Kabul evacuation
Ex-diplomat claims string of failings within department led to ‘people being left to die at the hands of the Taliban’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

07, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Fresh questions raised about Dominic Raab’s role in Afghan rescue debacle
Analysis: most damning of claims refer to period when Raab was in direct control of evacuation – after his return from holiday

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

07, Dec, 2021 @12:00 AM

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US confirms it will stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
Decision is response to what is described as China’s ‘ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang’

Vincent Ni and Joan E Greve

06, Dec, 2021 @6:49 PM

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The Observer view on Russia’s threat to Ukraine | Observer editorial
Putin regards Ukraine as stolen territory and as the US focuses on China and Covid, Moscow is waiting to strike

Observer editorial

05, Dec, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Johnson’s imperial bombast could suck Britain into more deadly interventions | Simon Jenkins
As tensions with Russia and China increase, the prime minister meddles in foreign policy to distract from domestic woes, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

03, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Farmers fear Defra will not deliver on post-Brexit support, says CLA head
Mark Tufnell says many farmers are reluctant to trust government as changes to subsidy payments loom

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Liz Truss urges Nato allies to block Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline
Britain’s foreign secretary raises fears of Europe becoming reliant on Moscow for energy

Patrick Wintour

30, Nov, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Praise for Prince Charles after ‘historic’ slavery condemnation
Equality campaigners say remarks made as Barbados became a republic are ‘start of a grown-up conversation’

Caroline Davies

30, Nov, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Government lawyers reject claim NI protocol has ‘shattered’ union
Legal challenge brought by unionist politicians contests that Brexit deal conflicts with 1800 Acts of Union

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @1:55 PM

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Draconian border security doesn’t work and costs lives. Why is Britain pushing it? | Daniel Trilling
Our politicians say they want to stop smuggling. What they mean is they want to stop migration, says author Daniel Trilling

Daniel Trilling

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Britain and Israel to sign trade and defence deal
Pact covers Iran as well as cybersecurity, despite controversy over use of Israeli firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware in UK

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security correspondent

28, Nov, 2021 @11:56 PM

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