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Dominic Raab

British Conservative politician, UK Foreign Secretary

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Dominic Raab: British Conservative politician, UK Foreign Secretary
Dominic Rennie Raab is a British politician serving as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs since July 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, he has also been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Esher and Walton since 2010.

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Raab says EU ‘politicisation’ of NI issue threatens Good Friday Agreement [Video]

Raab says EU ‘politicisation’ of NI issue threatens Good Friday Agreement

The “politicisation” of Northern Ireland issues by Brussels in Brexit tradetalks is threatening the Good Friday Agreement, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raabhas told US congressional leaders. Mr..

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab welcomes German and French counterparts [Video]

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab welcomes German and French counterparts

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab greets his French and German counterparts,Jean-Yves le Drian and Heiko Maas, as they arrive in Chevening, Kent, for theE3 Foreign Ministers meeting. The three..

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Russia has a case to answer over Navalny poisoning, says Dominic Raab [Video]

Russia has a case to answer over Navalny poisoning, says Dominic Raab

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said it was difficult to look beyond Russianstate involvement in the alleged Novichok poisoning of Kremlin critic AlexeiNavalny. Asked whether he thought the Russian..

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Dominic Raab urges people to go back to the office [Video]

Dominic Raab urges people to go back to the office

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab urges people to go back to the office, sayingit is "damaging to the economy" to stay away.

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Foreign Office and DiFD merge [Video]

Foreign Office and DiFD merge

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the merging of the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) into the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office..

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Key events following the death of teenager Harry Dunn [Video]

Key events following the death of teenager Harry Dunn

A timeline of key events since motorcyclist Harry Dunn died after collidingwith a Volvo driven by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, on August 27,2019. Sacoolas has been charged with causing the..

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Macron pledges support for Russia's Navalny [Video]

Macron pledges support for Russia's Navalny

International voices weighed in with concern after the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is now in a coma in a Siberian hospital. Gloria Tso reports.

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UK offers aid to Lebanon as ‘rigorous’ probe promised into Beirut blast [Video]

UK offers aid to Lebanon as ‘rigorous’ probe promised into Beirut blast

Dominic Raab said Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab told him there would bea full investigation into the devastating explosion in Beirut. A “full,thorough and rigorous” investigation has been..

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Raab announces £5m support package for Lebanon [Video]

Raab announces £5m support package for Lebanon

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced a support package for Lebanon including medical and humanitarian aid worth £5 million. UK search and rescue experts and use of a Royal Navy vessel in the..

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PM confirms British nationals are among those caught up in Beirut blast [Video]

PM confirms British nationals are among those caught up in Beirut blast

The Prime Minister has confirmed that British nationals are among those caughtup in the aftermath of a huge blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut. BorisJohnson said the Government is “ready to provide..

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Government defends Spain quarantine move [Video]

Government defends Spain quarantine move

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab defends the new rules requiring passengersarriving in the UK from Spain to quarantine for 14 days, after the popularholiday destination reported a spike in coronavirus..

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Raab 'appreciates' disruption for Spain travellers [Video]

Raab 'appreciates' disruption for Spain travellers

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the government "appreciates" the disruption for travellers to and from Spain but describes the need for a "targeted intervention" to travel advice as "absolutely..

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Dominic Raab's bodyguard 'left gun on plane'

The foreign secretary was returning to London when the incident is reported to have happened.
BBC News - Published

Dominic Raab to push for 'new dialogue' between Israeli and Palestinian leaders

Foreign Secretary will visit region
Independent - Published

Government accused of creating 'sense of panic' with sudden change to Spain travel advice

Dominic Raab says ministers will make 'no apologies' for reimposing quarantine measures
Independent - Published

Dominic Raab warns of 'summer of uncertainty' after air bridge to Spain pulled with hours notice

Labour criticises sudden decision to reimpose qurantine for European country as 'shambolic'
Independent - Published

China set to block UK's offer of citizenship to Hong Kong residents

Dominic Raab had conceded that - if Beijing refused to co-operate - 'there would be little we could do to coercively force them'
Independent - Published

UK government quietly cuts international aid by £2.9 billion as MPs leave parliament for summer

Dominic Raab accused of 'callous' move in time of international emergency
Independent - Published

It's a relief to have so much going horrifically wrong. It distracts us as we sleepwalk into a cold war with China

Within 30 minutes of the announcement that Oxford University has produced a viable Covid-19 vaccine, Dominic Raab was formally announcing the suspension of the UK's extradition treaty with China
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Pompeo set to snub PM by meeting rebel Tory MPs, as Raab expected to suspend Hong Kong extradition treaty

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Harry Dunn: UK powerless to force extradition of suspect, says Raab

Teen's mother pleads with government to make son 'top priority' during US secretary of state's London visit
Independent - Published

'We can no longer be absent': Labour demand government take leading role in international response to coronavirus

Exclusive: Calling on Sunak and Raab to follow the example of Gordon Brown in 2008, shadow cabinet ministers warn: 'We used to step up to the plate, now we've stepped off the stage'
Independent - Published

'Almost certain' Russians sought to interfere in UK election - Raab

The government publishes a report on a leaked document used by Labour at the 2019 election.
BBC News - Published

'Almost certain' that Russians tried to interfere in UK general election, says foreign secretary

It is "almost certain" that Russian actors sought to interfere in the 2019 UK General Election, foreign secretary Dominic Raab has told the House of Commons.
Independent - Published

Raab says taking the knee has 'feudal connotation' and claims to be lifelong anti-racist campaigner

'We also ought to be tolerated [in] the way we show our solidarity and support for causes like that,' foreign secretary says
Independent - Published

Black Lives Matter: Education minister says he would take the knee, after Dominic Raab ruled it out

Tory MP Nick Gibb to make anti-racism gesture 'in the right circumstances'
Independent - Published

Black Lives Matter: Raab criticised over 'Game of Thrones' comment

The foreign secretary says he has "full respect" for Black Lives Matter after backlash over comments.
BBC News - Published

For Dominic Raab, the right side of history is a bit like France. He's vaguely aware of it, he's just never been there

Even the Black Lives Matter protests are not spared his terrible, offensive jokes. 'Take a knee? Only for the Queen and the Mrs, amirite lol?'
Independent - Published

Dominic Raab ridiculed for claiming taking a knee comes from Game of Thrones

Foreign secretary says he only kneels for 'the Queen and the missus when I asked her to marry me'
Independent - Published

'Taking the knee' seems to be from Game of Thrones: UK foreign minister

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that "taking the knee" seems to have come from the fantasy TV drama series "Game of Thrones" and felt like a symbol of subjugation and..
Reuters - Published

Dominic Raab says he would only take the knee for Queen or his wife

The Foreign Secretary has said he would not "take a knee" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Independent - Published

Russia trying to 'exploit' challenges of coronavirus crisis in UK, Dominic Raab says

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has accused Russia and other states of attempting to exploit the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Independent - Published

UK tells EU on Brexit: We won't hang around too much longer

The European Union must intensify Brexit free trade talks as the United Kingdom will not hang around and wait for talks to be dragged out to the end of the year, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on..
Reuters - Published

UK 'deeply disappointed' by sentence passed on ex-U.S. marine in Russia

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday he was deeply disappointed by Monday's verdict and sentence against Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who was convicted of spying for the United..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Government accused of ignoring experts as top advisers absent from press briefings

Lib Dem acting leader Ed Davey dismisses cabinet minister Dominic Raab's explanations as 'risible'
Independent - Published

UK says expects United States to continue to protect media freedoms

Britain expects the United States to continue its tradition of protecting media freedoms, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday when asked about protests sparked by the death of a black man..
Reuters - Published

UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

British foreign minister Dominic Raab defended on Sunday the government's "careful" loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking at this moment in time".
Reuters - Published

'Weak and wrong': UK government's silence over Trump's response to George Floyd death in US condemned by Labour

Raab says it would be a 'media distraction' to offer thoughts on US president's comments
Independent - Published

Defending lockdown easing, UK foreign minister says it's the 'right step'

British foreign minister Dominic Raab defended on Sunday the government's "careful" loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking at this moment in time".
Reuters - Published

Britain will not 'look away' from Hong Kong responsibilities, says Raab

Britain will not look away from is responsibilities to Hong Kong, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating London's offer of extended visa rights in response to China's push to impose a..
Reuters - Published

UK taking 'right steps' to ease virus lockdown, says foreign minister

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday the "careful" easing of the coronavirus lockdown was now the "right step" to take, shrugging off criticism for moving too quickly to allow people..
Reuters - Published

UK threatens to offer citizenship bids to 300,000 Hong Kong residents unless China scraps security law

Dominic Raab accused of offering 'worthless tourist visa' by Hong Kong-born UK academic
Independent - Published

Harry Dunn: Family of teenager killed in crash to bring private prosecution against Dominic Raab

Parents allege foreign secretary allowed suspect Anne Sacoolas to leave UK without involving police
Independent - Published

UK will increase visa rights if China pursues Hong Kong security law: BBC

Britain will give greater visa rights to British national overseas (BNO) passport holders from Hong Kong unless China suspends its proposed security laws, foreign minister Dominic Raab said in an..
Reuters - Published

UK's Raab: Makes sense to impose quarantine now infection rates falling

It makes sense for Britain to introduce quarantine measures for travellers arriving in the country now that the reproduction rate of the coronavirus domestically has fallen, foreign minister Dominic..
Reuters - Published

Dominic Raab wrong to claim individuals can meet two people from another household at same time, government admits

'They can see both parents - but not at the same time' aide says - in embarrassing U-turn
Independent - Published

UK weather: Britain to enjoy sunny Saturday before sharp drop in temperatures

Dominic Raab says people must remember to follow lockdown rules despite warm weather
Independent - Published

Easing British lockdown is 'point of maximum risk': Raab

Any easing of Britain's lockdown represents a huge risk and could be stalled by an increase in infection rates, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday, warning that if social distancing lapsed,..
Reuters - Published

Britain's COVID-19 death toll rises 539 to 30,615: minister

Britain's COVID-19 death toll has risen by 539 to 30,615, according to figures announced on Thursday by foreign minister Dominic Raab.
Reuters - Published

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 30,615

The UK's coronavirus death toll has risen by 30,615, the foreign secretary Dominic Raab has confirmed.
Independent - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Russia's Lavrov, UK's Raab agree on need to improve cooperation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his British counterpart Dominic Raab discussed relations between Moscow and London and voiced intention to improve cooperations, the Russian foreign ministry..
Reuters - Published

Return of sport would 'lift the nation', says UK government minister

Restarting sport in Britain would "lift the spirits of the nation" amid the coronavirus crisis, foreign secretary Dominic Raab says.
BBC News - Published

Too soon for reliable international comparisons on COVID-19 deaths: UK minister

It is too soon to make reliable international comparisons on death tolls from the new coronavirus, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: 'Predatory' cyber criminals and hostile states targeting UK citizens and institutions, Raab warns

Remarks follow joint warning from cybersecurity agencies in Britain and the US, urging healthcare and medical research to staff to improve security
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Dominic Raab asks public for patience on lifting lockdown, warning UK at 'delicate and dangerous moment'

Warning of 'worrying' signs of motorists flouting government's stay-at-home rules
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Protective equipment shortages worsening, doctors warn, as Raab raises fresh doubts over supplies

Third of physicians in high-risk settings lack long-sleeved gowns or full-face visors – a situation that has 'worsened over the past three weeks'
Independent - Published

Public must accept tough lockdown restrictions as 'new normal', Dominic Raab says

The public must accept "the new normal" of tough restrictions lasting for many months, Dominic Raab says, as he played down an early easing of the lockdown.
Independent - Published

UK government will not commit to a public inquiry on coronavirus response

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday he would not commit to holding a public inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus epidemic.
Reuters - Published


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