Miliband presses for better Indo-Pak ties

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- The British government supports improved relations between nuclear-armed foes India and Pakistan, the British foreign secretary said in London.
Cracks emerge in West-Kabul relations

Cracks emerge in West-Kabul relations

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Cracks are emerging in the relationship between Kabul and the international community as leaders exchange vitriolic and personal accusations.

Hamas death to mean diplomat's expulsion

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- A member of the Israeli mission to Britain was expelled to protest the cloning of British passports used in the killing of a Hamas leader, officials say.

U.S. pushes for new U.N. action on Iran

TEHRAN, March 17 (UPI) -- Iran still is ramping up its nuclear program as world leaders debate what course of action they should take regarding Tehran's ambitions, observers said.
China elevates relations with Britain

China elevates relations with Britain

BEIJING, March 17 (UPI) -- China officially has elevated its diplomatic relationship with Britain to show its commitment to a strategic partnership, Chinese leaders said.

China: Missing lawyer in prison

BEIJING, March 16 (UPI) -- A human rights lawyer who vanished more than a year ago has been sentenced for plotting against the Chinese government, China's foreign minister said.
Afghan ownership needed, Miliband says

Afghan ownership needed, Miliband says

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 11 (UPI) -- Afghanistan must take responsibility for political reconciliation because military power alone will not secure the peace, the British foreign secretary said.

Political solutions top Afghan agenda

LONDON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The London conference Thursday on Afghanistan will focus on finding a political solution to security challenges, the British foreign secretary said.

Afghan confidence needed, Miliband says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan is a top foreign policy priority for London but requires strong regional governance to succeed, British officials said.

Miliband lauds Pakistani partnership

LONDON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pakistan is a vital partner in the international effort to bring stability and security to Afghanistan, said British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

Brown survives leadership questions

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband caught criticism from ministers and lawmakers for appearing to waver in his support of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Governance key to London's Afghan summit

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- London aims to secure military and civilian aid to prop up the beleaguered Afghan government at a January conference, the British foreign secretary said.

Miliband: British national freed in Iraq

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Wednesday a British national held hostage in Iraq since 2007 has been freed by his captors.

Miliband eyes contact with Hezbollah

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The British government is considering renewed contact with Hezbollah as the group gains political influence in Lebanon, the British foreign secretary said.

Iran holding 5 British yachtsmen

TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Iran is holding five Britons whose racing yacht may have strayed into Iranian waters after experiencing mechanical problems, British officials said Monday.
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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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