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Wife mourns death of British man kidnapped years ago in Iraq updated: Fri Jan 20 2012 17:35:00

The body of a British man kidnapped nearly five years ago in Iraq has been recovered, closing the books on a saga that included the deaths of three other men and the release of one.

WikiLeaks give rare glimpses of how royals are viewedupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 07:12:00

The diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks throw up revealing details about how the world looks at Britain's royal family, as well as highlighting the occasional episode when erstwhile-royal behavior forces its way on to the agenda of international meetings.

Royal gaffes exposedupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 07:12:00

The gaffes of Britain's royals are made public by WikiLeaks' publication of diplomatic cables. CNN's Brian Todd reports

'Israel was responsible'updated: Wed Mar 24 2010 16:46:00

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband discusses the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat.

UK: Israel behind passport forgery in Dubai killingupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 17:18:00

There are "compelling reasons" to believe the Israeli government was responsible for forging British passports used in a plot to kill a Hamas leader in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Tuesday.

Hostage released after 2 yearsupdated: Sun Jan 03 2010 06:59:00

British hostage has been released from Iraq. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Freed UK hostage Moore asks for 'space and time' to catch upupdated: Sun Jan 03 2010 06:59:00

Former British hostage Peter Moore, freed last week after two-and-a-half years in Iraq, asked Sunday for "space and time" to catch up with family.

Freedom for UK hostage held in Iraq since 2007updated: Wed Dec 30 2009 20:15:00

Wednesday's release of a British computer expert held by Shiite Muslim insurgents in Iraq since 2007 came about as part of efforts to settle the six-year-old insurgency, an Iraqi government spokesman said.

UK urges 'speedy' end in Iran yacht caseupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 17:16:00

Britain said Tuesday that it has asked Iran for a "speedy resolution" in the case of five British sailors being held by Tehran.

UK urges 'clear political strategy' in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 08:54:00

Success in Afghanistan can only come with a clear political strategy, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told a NATO gathering Tuesday.

Support wanes for Blair EU presidencyupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 07:23:00

Tony Blair's chances of becoming the European Union's first full-time president were in serious trouble late on Thursday as a Brussels summit opened with a chorus of criticism from his own supposed center-left allies.

Briton says pirates holding him, wifeupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 18:47:00

A British man and his wife were taken hostage by armed pirates who boarded their yacht, the man said in an interview released Thursday.

Britain slams Iran over reported jailing of embassy workerupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 17:11:00

Reports that Iran has sentenced a British embassy employee to four years in prison are "deeply concerning," British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Thursday.

Lockerbie bombing probe continues, prosecutors tell victims' familiesupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 16:23:00

Scottish prosecutors are conducting a further review of the evidence related to the Lockerbie bombing, prosecutors have told families of victims from the United Kingdom.

Britain 'ready' to scale back Trident nuclear program, PM saysupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 21:36:00

Britain is examining the possibility of scaling back its Trident nuclear deterrent program by cutting the number of missile-carrying submarines from four to three, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday.

MI6 reports own officer over torture claimsupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 11:53:00

Police in London said Friday they are investigating an allegation of torture involving a British intelligence officer.

Possible body of British hostage handed over in Iraqupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 15:54:00

A body that may be that of a Briton taken hostage in Iraq two years ago has been handed over to Iraqi authorities, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband announced Wednesday.

Obama condemns Lockerbie bomber's 'hero's welcome'updated: Fri Aug 21 2009 14:48:00

The cheering, flag-waving welcome that the convicted Lockerbie bomber received in Libya after being released from a life sentence was "highly objectionable," President Barack Obama said Friday.

Allies may torture terror suspects, top UK ministers sayupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 08:08:00

Britain cannot guarantee that its allies are not torturing terror suspects, two top government ministers said Sunday.

U.S., Britain: We're not deterred in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 20:55:00

The United States and Britain said Wednesday they are committed to remaining in Afghanistan, despite increased military casualties and declining public support for the war effort.

Last British Embassy worker held in Iran freedupdated: Sun Jul 19 2009 14:25:00

The last British Embassy employee being held in Iran was freed on Sunday, his lawyer said.

Indonesian hotel attacks spark widespread condemnationupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 11:34:00

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband both said they "strongly condemn" Friday's deadly hotel attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Iran frees British embassy worker, leaving 1 jailedupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 06:40:00

Iran has released a British embassy staffer, leaving one of the embassy's local staff in jail, the Foreign Office in London said Monday.

British official warns Iran on embassy staffer arrestupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 13:24:00

"There will be consequences" if Iran mistreats a British Embassy employee who was arrested in Tehran, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Sunday, as cracks began to appear in the Iranian leadership.

Personal details of new UK spy chief on Facebookupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 12:02:00

Personal details and photographs of the incoming head of Britain's international spy agency have been posted on Facebook, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband acknowledged Sunday.

Report: UK embassy staff in Iran 'face trial'updated: Fri Jul 03 2009 17:26:00

A top Iranian cleric said Friday some of the arrested employees from the British Embassy in Tehran would be put on trial, Iranian Students News Agency reported.

Defiance in Iranupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 17:26:00

Three leading Iranian reformists have questioned the legitimacy of Ahmadinejad's government. CNN's Rezah Sayah reports.

Iran releases more British embassy staffupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 09:40:00

Three more British Embassy staffers arrested by Iran have been released, Tehran's government-funded Press TV reported Wednesday. One staff member remains in detention.

Memorial march turned rallyupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 18:09:00

A memorial march in Tehran turns into an opposition rally. CNN's Reza Sayah reports

Iran releases five British embassy staffupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 05:30:00

Five British Embassy local staff members arrested by Iran have been released, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday.

Iranian minister blames Britain, U.S. for unrestupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 21:05:00

Iran's intelligence minister Sunday blamed Western powers for stirring up protests over its disputed presidential election, singling out Britain and saying the British Embassy in Tehran "played a heavy role in the recent disturbances."

Britain blasts arrest of embassy staffers in Iranupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 09:12:00

The arrest of local staff members at the British Embassy in Iran is "harassment and intimidation of a kind which is quite unacceptable," British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Sunday.

UK hostages confirmed dead after bodies identifiedupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 10:40:00

British authorities have identified two bodies recovered in Iraq, saying Sunday they are "highly likely" to be those of two British men kidnapped two years ago in Baghdad.

Top Iranian official: Vote rigging not possibleupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 07:32:00

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Sunday disputed allegations of ballot irregularities in the presidential election, calling the possibility almost nonexistent.

Bodies handed to British officials in Iraqupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 11:49:00

The remains of two bodies -- possibly British hostages taken more than two years ago in Baghdad, Iraq -- have been handed over to British authorities, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Saturday.

UK appeals for release of British hostages in Iraqupdated: Thu May 28 2009 05:31:00

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has appealed for the release of five British hostages in Iraq as the second anniversary of their capture approaches.

Torture claim Gitmo detainee back in UKupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 15:02:00

A British resident released after four years at Guantanamo Bay arrived back in the UK Monday, officials said, in a case that has helped deepen controversy over U.S. treatment of accused terrorists.

Iran 'forces' closure of UK culture groupupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 13:33:00

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Thursday urged Tehran to allow the British Council to resume operations in Iran, shortly after London announced it was suspending the cultural organization's operations because of Iranian pressure on its staff.

UK judges attack U.S. government over torture documentsupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 05:54:00

The UK government has clashed with the judiciary amid claims that Washington pressured London into not releasing documents that reveal the torture of a terrorism suspect, UK media report.

Clinton talks with European allies on Iran, Afghanistanupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 18:24:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought Tuesday to shore up cooperation with two key European allies on Iran and other issues, capitalizing on the goodwill earned by the election of President Barack Obama.

UK: 'War on terror' phrase did harmupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 09:39:00

The phrase "war on terror" is misleading and may have done more harm than good as countries around the world fight extremism, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Thursday.

Gaza: British PM calls for "immediate cease-fire"updated: Sun Jan 04 2009 08:45:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Sunday called for an "immediate cease-fire" between Israel and the Palestinians, hours after Israeli ground forces entered Gaza following a week of air raids.

Britain open to more troops in Afghanistan, Miliband saysupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 06:36:00

Britain is open to requests from U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to boost troop levels in Afghanistan, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said in an interview published Friday.

World leaders condemn horrific attacks in Mumbaiupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 19:11:00

The following is reaction by world leaders to the attacks in Mumbai, India.

Congo cease-fire holding, U.S. diplomat saysupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 01:25:00

Both sides in the Congo rebel fighting that has displaced thousands of people seem committed to maintaining the days-old cease-fire, the top U.S. diplomat for Africa said Saturday.

Paid in food and fuelupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 11:04:00

Professionals in Zimbabwe are paid in food and fuel in an economy that is near collapse. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports

Time.com: Thabo Mbeki to Zimbabwe to Mediate Mew Crisisupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 11:00:00

With Zimbabwe's political power-sharing deal in jeopardy, South Africa's former president Thabo Mbeki planned crisis talks Monday with both sides in Harare

U.N. Security Council reaffirms sanctions on Iranupdated: Sat Sep 27 2008 19:48:00

The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Saturday reaffirming three previous rounds of sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment program.

Time.com: Britain's Gordon Brown Fights for His Political Lifeupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 16:00:00

As the ruling Labour Party struggles to appear united behind him, the Wall Street meltdown offers the Prime Minister his best hopes for a political revival

Putin accuses U.S. of orchestrating Georgian warupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 16:54:00

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict in Georgia to benefit one of its presidential election candidates.

Analysis: Is Ukraine the next domino?updated: Thu Aug 28 2008 13:50:00

Western politicians are currently scrambling for air tickets to Kiev. Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband rushed to Ukraine soon after Russia announced its recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney will follow.

Russia recognizes rebel regionsupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 13:50:00

Russian President recognizes Georgia's breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Bush urges world to unite on Zimbabwe sanctionsupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 11:29:00

President George W. Bush has urged the international community to punish the Zimbabwe government for suppressing its political opponents and using violence at the ballot box

Time.com: UK Launches Rendition Probeupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 21:00:00

Lawmakers will study the movements of planes and ships traveling to the remote British outpost Diego Garcia amid suspicion it is used by U.S. authorities to detain or transfer terrorism suspects

Time.com: Mugabe Stripped of Knighthoodupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 13:35:00

Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe of his honorary knighthood

Time.com: New Agreement on Iran Nuke Talksupdated: Fri May 02 2008 14:00:00

World powers negotiating with Iran have agreed on a repackaged offer of incentives to try to coax the Islamic regime into rolling back its disputed nuclear program

UK: CIA rendition flights used British soilupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:39:00

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Thursday that British territory was used to transport two suspects in the CIA's rendition program.

Rendition flights used UK soilupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:39:00

The UK says its territory was used in transport of suspects in the CIA's rendition program. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Rice, Miliband visit troops in Kandaharupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 12:27:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband visited Afghanistan on an unannounced trip Thursday to meet with troops, military leaders, and top government officials.

U.S. wants more help from NATOupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 12:27:00

U.S. officials seek more NATO troops for the war in Afghanistan. CNN's Barbara Starr reports

UK condemns 'reprehensible' Russiaupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 13:49:00

The British Council on Thursday denounced a Russian "campaign of intimidation," which it said had made it impossible to continue operating in two Russian cities.

British troops return Basra to Iraqisupdated: Sun Dec 16 2007 14:55:00

British troops Sunday handed over responsibility for security in the southern Iraqi province of Basra, a major milestone in the scaling-back of the foreign military presence nearly five years after the U.S.-led invasion.

Protesters call for punishmentupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 12:45:00

Sudanese reportedly demand the execution of a British teacher whose students named a teddy bear Muhammad.

Sudan protesters: Execute teacherupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 12:45:00

Hundreds of angry protesters, some waving ceremonial swords from trucks equipped with loud speakers, gathered Friday outside the presidential palace to denounce a teacher whose class named a teddy bear "Mohammed" -- some calling for her execution.

'Teddy bear' teacher gets 15-day prison term in Sudanupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 19:14:00

A Sudanese court found a British teacher guilty of insulting religion and sentenced her to 15 days in prison Thursday for allowing a teddy bear to be named "Mohammed," British authorities and her lawyer reported.

Teacher charged in teddy bear caseupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 13:08:00

A British teacher arrested in Sudan after allowing her class to name a teddy bear "Mohammed" has been charged by authorities with offending religion, British officials say.

Queen greets Saudi Kingupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 05:12:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on the Saudi King's lavish welcome to Britain and why his visit is so controversial.

Saudi king's royal meet draws fireupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 05:12:00

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has begun his visit to the UK as controversy continues over issues related to the Middle Eastern kingdom.

Anger over Saudi royal visitupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 05:12:00

Groups protest over Saudi king's visit to the U.K., expressing anger over human rights issues and arms deals. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Saudi king: UK ignored terrorism warningupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 09:21:00

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has stirred up controversy ahead of a rare visit to Britain which begins Monday, accusing British authorities of ignoring intelligence that could have prevented the 2005 London bombings

Newsmaker: David Milibandupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 05:38:00

While all eyes were on Gordon Brown at his first Labour Party conference this week as Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary David Miliband threatened to steal the limelight.

People.com: Angelina Jolie to Meet British Foreign Secretaryupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 10:32:00

Only a few weeks after returning from Iraq, where she met with U.S. troops and those uprooted by the war, Angelina Jolie will convene with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband in New York to discuss global diplomacy, British officials announced.

Answers sought in plane crashupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 20:43:00

Thai investigators sift through plane wreckage to find the cause of the crash. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.

Relatives to identify Phuket crash deadupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 20:43:00

Relatives of the 89 people killed in Sunday's plane crash in Phuket continued to arrive in the Thai resort town on Tuesday to try to identify their loved ones' remains.

Time.com: Q&A: Britain's New Foreign Secretary updated: Mon Jul 30 2007 11:00:00

In an interview with TIME, David Miliband discusses America, al-Qaeda, religion and his boss Gordon Brown

Russia expels UK diplomatsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 02:07:00

Russia expels UK diplomats

Time.com: Britain's New Tough Line With Russia updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 10:55:00

London expels four diplomats to protest lack of cooperation in the Litvenenko case. But things aren't as simple as they were during the Cold War

Time.com: UK Expels 4 Russians Over Poisoningupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 14:40:00

Britain will expel four Russian diplomats over the Kremlin's refusal to extradite the key suspect in the murder of a former KGB agent fatally poisoned in London

Britain expels 4 Russian diplomatsupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 00:48:00

Britain is to expel four Russian diplomats in protest over Moscow's refusal to extradite a key suspect in the poisoning of a former KGB agent.

Time.com: Gordon Brown's New Cabinetupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 18:15:00

A "Darling" choice by Britain's new Prime Minister, but a few other names that the U.S. may not find so sweet.

Brown unveils 'cabinet of talents'updated: Sat Jun 30 2007 00:27:00

Newly installed British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has held his first cabinet meeting following the UK's biggest government shake-up since the Labour Party came to power in 1997.

New fuels for a greener driveupdated: Fri May 18 2007 09:37:00

It's all well and good governments and the public demanding cleaner air, but how are those charged with effecting reductions of pollutants -- the automobile and truck manufacturers -- going to tackle a problem that can't simply be fixed overnight?

Blair unveils new Cabinetupdated: Fri May 06 2005 17:52:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled his new Cabinet after Thursday's election won him a landmark third term.

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