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Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, or British Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide and was created in 1968 by merging the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office.

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Harry Dunn: Parents begin legal proceedings against Foreign Office

Harry Dunn's parents want a judicial review into the diplomatic immunity of the suspect in crash that caused his death.
BBC News - Published

UK demands China give UN access to Muslim detention camps

Foreign Office responds to leaked documents revealing systematic brainwashing and digital mass surveillance
Independent - Published

Videos for Foreign and Commonwealth Office


African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end "colonial" rule [Video]African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end "colonial" rule

The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its "continued colonial administration" there after a U.N. deadline for it to do so expired. Francis Maguire..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:01Published

Berlin Wall 30 years on: Former diplomats recount memories of the day [Video]Berlin Wall 30 years on: Former diplomats recount memories of the day

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Foreign Office interviewed Sir Christopher Mallaby, former ambassador to West Germany, and Colin Munro, former deputy head of mission at the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:39Published

William and Kate going on first official tour of Pakistan [Video]William and Kate going on first official tour of Pakistan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are embarking on a royal tour of Pakistan amid political tensions and security concerns in the region. It will be the royal couple's first official visit to Pakistan..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Harry Dunn death: Home Secretary plays down suggestions that Anne Sacoolas could be extradited from US [Video]Harry Dunn death: Home Secretary plays down suggestions that Anne Sacoolas could be extradited from US

Home Secretary Priti Patel has played down suggestions that Anne Sacoolas could be extradited from the United States over the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn in a road accident. The Foreign Office has..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

 

Britain says it is concerned by escalation of violence in Hong Kong

Britain's Foreign Office said on Monday it was concerned about the escalation of violence between protesters and police in Hong Kong and urged both sides to find a way forward.
Reuters - Published

Foreign aid department could be scrapped if Conservatives win general election, minister says

Threat emerges amid suspicions about Boris Johnson's plans - after he called for it to be gobbled up by Foreign Office
Independent - Published

Britain's Prince William to visit Kuwait and Oman in December

Britain's Prince William will visit Kuwait and Oman in December at the request of the Foreign Office, Kensington Palace said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

British man arrested after young daughter is 'beaten to death' in five-star hotel in Kazakhstan

Foreign Office confirms death of British child as man held on suspicion of murder
Independent - Published

Harry Dunn death: Family to launch legal action against Foreign Office

Anne Sacoolas, who left UK after involvement in collision which left the teenager dead, is 'fugitive from this country' who 'is on the run', says family spokesperson
Independent - Published

Harry Dunn: Crash victim's family to take Foreign Office to court

Harry Dunn's parents want a judicial review into the diplomatic immunity for suspect Anne Sacoolas.
BBC News - Published

Mark Field: MP who grabbed female protester by neck stands down over Brexit

Former Foreign Office minister hits out 'fractious, febrile and deeply divisive aftermath' of vote to leave EU
Independent - Published

Harry Dunn's family to launch legal challenge over diplomatic immunity unless Foreign Office provides answers

Lawyers demand emails and records relating to advice given to British police by Foreign Office
Independent - Published

British man dies in Sofia before England's Euro 2020 qualifier

A British man has died in Sofia before England's Euro 2020 qualifier, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.
BBC News - Published

Iranian ambassador in UK summoned in tanker row

The Foreign Office says Iran has transferred its cargo of oil to Syria, breaching EU sanctions.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire man hurt in balcony fall in Florence, Italy

Jack Foley, from Lancashire, was taken to hospital after the fall, the Foreign Office says.
BBC News - Published

Britain presses for information on HK consulate worker detained in China

Britain's Foreign Office continues to "urgently seek further information" about an employee of its Hong Kong consulate who was detained in China, it said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong: British consulate staffer 'detained at China border'

The FCO says it is seeking further information from Chinese authorities.
BBC News - Published

British Foreign Office calls in Iranian envoy over tanker seizure

Britain summoned the Iranian Charge d'Affaires in London after Friday's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the British Foreign Office said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Twelve arrested in Ayia Napa 'over alleged rape' of British woman

Foreign office says it is 'supporting' UK national
Independent - Published

Important new US ambassador is best person for long term relationship : UK minister

Britain's new ambassador to the United States must be the best person for the long term interests of the relationship between the two countries, junior Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan said on..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson faces backlash over revelation Kim Darroch quit because he refused to support him over Trump email leak

The frontrunner for PM was accused by a Foreign Office minister of 'throwing the ambassador under a bus'
Independent - Published

No evidence of hacking in UK diplomatic leak: top civil servant

There is no evidence that hacking was involved in the leaking of British diplomatic memos from London's ambassador to Washington but an investigation is ongoing, the UK's top civil servant in the..
Reuters - Published

UK says unprecedented for head of friendly state to refuse to deal with envoy

It is unprecedented for the head of a friendly state to refuse to deal with a British envoy, the UK's top Foreign Office civil servant said after a row involving U.S. President Donald Trump prompted..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson threw ambassador to U.S. 'under the bus': junior minister

Boris Johnson threw Britain's ambassador to Washington "under the bus" when he refused to back the envoy in his row with Donald Trump, junior Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Leaking of UK ambassador memos branding Trump White House 'inept' investigated by Foreign Office

The UK government has launched an investigation into who leaked diplomatic memos from the UK ambassador in Washington to the media.
Independent - Published

Britain says Iran must stop and reverse its nuclear activities

Iran has broken the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal and must immediately stop and reverse its activities, a spokesman for Britain's Foreign Office said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Britain confirms envoy to Iran summoned over oil tanker seizure

Britain's Foreign Office confirmed on Thursday that its ambassador to Tehran had been summoned over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protests: China says 'relationship has been damaged' with UK after interference from London

Ambassador summoned to the Foreign Office 'within the hour' - to be told his comments are 'unacceptable and inaccurate'
Independent - Published

Prince William and Kate to visit Pakistan in the autumn

Prince William and his wife Kate will visit Pakistan in the autumn at the request of Britain's Foreign Office, Kensington Palace said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson 'called the French "turds"' over Brexit in comment cut from BBC documentary

'I imagine that there were discussions between the Foreign Office and the Beeb saying: 'Please don't put that in... or that, or that, or that, or that'. This was perhaps one of them'
Independent - Published

Jeremy Hunt says UK will not join US in war against Iran

Tory leadership hopeful reveals Foreign Office 'very concerned about ... risks of an accidental war'
Independent - Published

British minister held 'constructive' talks with Iran on rising tensions

The British minister for the Middle East had "open, frank and constructive" talks with Iranian government representatives about rising tensions in the region during a visit to Tehran, Britain's Foreign..
Reuters - Published

Cleaning up after Boris Johnson's gaffes as foreign secretary was a 'full-time activity', Foreign Office minister says

Sir Alan Duncan says Tory leadership frontrunner's lack of diplomacy had 'quite a lot of consequences'
Independent - Published

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