Group calls for reforms to protect oceans from fishing, drilling, and pollution

Group calls for reforms to protect oceans from fishing, drilling, and pollution

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --The Global Ocean Commission says the ungoverned high seas are being degraded by pollution, overfishing and drilling.
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Report: Snowden leak revealed British monitoring site in Mideast

LONDON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A secret British Mideast Internet surveillance operation was revealed by U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden, The Independent reported Friday.

David Miliband leaving for 'dream job'

LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband is leaving Parliament to work for the International Rescue Committee in New York, The Independent reported.
Cameron defends his summit stance

Cameron defends his summit stance

LONDON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron told members of Parliament he made the right call in rejecting changes to European Union treaties last week.
WikiLeaks cable: Fergie irked the Turks

WikiLeaks cable: Fergie irked the Turks

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Sarah Ferguson's undercover television work in 2008 caused friction between Britain and Turkey, diplomatic cables released this week by WikiLeaks revealed.

Miliband names surprise shadow chancellor

LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- British Labor Party leader Ed Miliband, named a former trade union leader with little economic experience as shadow chancellor of the exchequer Friday.
Miliband ready to proceed without brother

Miliband ready to proceed without brother

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Britain's newly elected Labor Party leader Ed Miliband says he'll proceed with forming a shadow cabinet without his brother, whom he bested in party elections.
David Miliband calls for Labor unity

David Miliband calls for Labor unity

MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- After his brother Ed narrowly defeated him to head Britain's Labor Party, David Miliband said he wants party infighting to end.

Ed Miliband becomes head of Labor Party

MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Ed Miliband was elected leader of Britain's Labor Party in a narrow victory Saturday over his older brother David that was also a fight between left and right.

Dave Miliband says he's one to unify Labor

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- David Miliband warns the defeated British Labor Party it will face a long exile if it picks the wrong leader, such as his brother Ed.
Britain's Labor bickers over Iraq war

Britain's Labor bickers over Iraq war

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- The Labor Party needs to move beyond the divisive issue of the decision in 2003 to invade Iraq, said former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

Australia sends Israeli diplomat packing

CANBERRA, Australia, May 24 (UPI) -- Australia's foreign minister told parliament that Israel has a week to send home a diplomat at its embassy after evidence that Israel forged Australian passports.
Gordon Brown quitting as Labor leader

Gordon Brown quitting as Labor leader

LONDON, May 10 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, his Labor Party pummeled at the polls last week, said Monday he will quit as his party's leader by September.
U.K. exit polls indicate Labor losing

U.K. exit polls indicate Labor losing

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- The Labor Party may be heading toward historic losses in Britain, exit polls indicated Thursday, leaving Prime Minister Gordon Brown clinging to power.
China in oil-for-sanctions talks?

China in oil-for-sanctions talks?

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Western diplomats are searching for ways to allay Chinese concerns over oil supplies in exchange for support for sanctions on Iran, sources said.
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David Miliband
United States President Barack Obama welcomes David Miliband, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom to the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center, Monday, April 12, 2010 in Washington, DC. UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool

David Wright Miliband (born 15 July 1965) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Shields since 2001, and was the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2007 to 2010. He is the elder son of the late Marxist theorist Ralph Miliband. He and his brother, Labour Leader Ed Miliband, were the first siblings to sit in the Cabinet simultaneously since Edward, Lord Stanley, and Oliver Stanley in 1938.

Born in London, Miliband studied at Oxford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and started his career at the Institute for Public Policy Research. At 29, Miliband became Tony Blair's Head of Policy whilst the Labour Party was in opposition and was a major contributor to Labour's manifesto for the 1997 general election which brought the party to power. Blair made him head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit from 1997 to 2001, following which Miliband was elected to parliament for the North East England seat of South Shields.

Miliband spent the next few years in various junior ministerial posts, including at the Department for Education and Skills, before becoming Environment Secretary. His tenure in this post saw climate change consolidated as a priority for UK policymakers. On the succession of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister, Miliband was promoted to Foreign Secretary, at 41, the youngest person to hold the post since David Owen 30 years earlier. In September 2010 Miliband narrowly lost the Labour leadership election to his brother Ed. On 29 September 2010, he announced that to avoid "constant comparison" with his brother Ed, and because of the "perpetual, distracting and destructive attempts to find division where there is none, and splits where they don't exist, all to the detriment of the party's cause", he would not stand for the shadow cabinet.

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