Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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FCDO racially discriminated against black senior civil servant, tribunal rules
Sonia Warner, who oversaw government grants given to Nigerian organisations, was the victim of unconscious discrimination

Rajeev Syal

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Call to British Airways might have averted 1990 Kuwait hostage crisis
Ambassador warned Foreign Office an Iraqi invasion was under way but this was not passed on to airline

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic correspondent

23, Nov, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Prove to us Peng Shuai is safe, UK urges China
Government calls on officials to provide evidence of the tennis player’s whereabouts

Mark Townsend

20, Nov, 2021 @10:11 PM

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Patricia Dawes obituary
Other lives: Secretary and press officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who later retrained as a counsellor

Sally O'Farrell

15, Nov, 2021 @8:39 PM

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Pay up for Nazanin to be released home | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to Richard Ratcliffe’s article about his fight to free his wife, who has been held in prison in Tehran since 2016


12, Nov, 2021 @4:52 PM

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UK tells Iran sanctions preventing payment of £400m debt
Britain paying the money is seen as precondition for release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is being detained in Tehran

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

11, Nov, 2021 @11:22 PM

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Disappointing silence on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe | Letter
Letter: Rebecca Durant wrote to her Conservative MP about Richard Ratcliffe’s hunger strike, but received only a vague reply


10, Nov, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Growing concern for Richard Ratcliffe 17 days into hunger strike
Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe does not yet want to back down in his protest outside Foreign Office

Patrick Wintour

09, Nov, 2021 @1:40 PM

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Sir Geoffrey Cox, tireless defender of tax haven against the Foreign Office
The ex-attorney general has spent months at a corruption inquiry – acting not for a UK constituent but the PM of the British Virgin Islands

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

09, Nov, 2021 @12:59 PM

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Raab defends Geoffrey Cox for working from Caribbean in lockdown
Ex-attorney general earned £400,000 a year advising tax haven over corruption charges

Matthew Weaver

09, Nov, 2021 @9:15 AM

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UN Palestine refugee aid agency ‘close to collapse’ after funding cuts
UK has cut grant for Palestinian refugees by more than 50%, from £42.5m in 2020 to £20.8m in 2021

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Afghans have Cop26 delegate applications rejected days before event
Five men and one woman who have fled Taliban are given no reason for rejection

Diane Taylor

30, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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