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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.

Miliband backs Turkey's EU bid

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Turkish accession to the European Union will be a tremendous benefit to Ankara and to the region, said British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
Lavrov: No change on extradition stance

Lavrov: No change on extradition stance

MOSCOW, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The extradition of slaying suspect Andrei Lugovoi to Britain remains impossible under Russian law, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Miliband reacts to staffer sentencing

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband called on Tehran on Thursday to overturn a four-year prison sentence reportedly given to a British Embassy staffer.

Britain to Iran: Reverse staffer verdict

TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Britain condemned a four-year jail sentence given a British Embassy staff member in Tehran as "wholly unjustified" and urged Iran to repeal it.

U.S.-British info sharing said threatened

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A British court ruling that secret information about a terror detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, be released threatens intelligence sharing, officials say.
Lavrov: Russia to improve U.K. relations

Lavrov: Russia to improve U.K. relations

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday his country is ready to improve relations with the United Kingdom through diplomatic efforts.

British FS to make first Moscow visit

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- David Miliband is set to become the first British foreign secretary to visit Moscow since 2004, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday.
Britain to pare back nuclear sub program

Britain to pare back nuclear sub program

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Britain plans to scale back its Trident nuclear fleet by cutting the number of missile-carrying subs from four to three, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.

Body of possible British hostage returned

BAGHDAD, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A body believed to be one of the five British hostages kidnapped in Baghdad two years ago has been handed over to Iraqi officials, British diplomats say.
Leaders watch Libya's reaction to bomber

Leaders watch Libya's reaction to bomber

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Britain's foreign secretary Friday warned Libya its reputation was on the line as the world tracks its reaction to the 1998 Pan Am bomber's return home.

Miliband calls for strong Kabul government

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The victor in the Afghan elections Thursday must restore regional relations while strengthening the national government, the British foreign secretary said.

Miliband, Johnson deny torture collusion

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Home Secretary Alan Johnson say Britain had no role in colluding with foreign torturers.

Taliban can be swayed, officials say

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The vast majority of the supporters of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan could be reconciled given the appropriate incentives, British officials say.

Iraq may allow return of British trainers

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Britain may be able to return a small, symbolic force to Iraq to help train the country's fledgling navy, Foreign Secretary David Miliband says.
Miliband: 'Talk to the Taliban!'

Miliband: 'Talk to the Taliban!'

BRUSSELS, July 27 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Monday called for a strategy change in Afghanistan, urging authorities there to engage in diplomacy with moderate Taliban.
Miliband urges talks with moderate Taliban

Miliband urges talks with moderate Taliban

BRUSSELS, July 27 (UPI) -- NATO allies need to include talks with moderate elements of the Taliban in their Afghanistan peace efforts, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says.

Arab Peace Initiative backed by British FM

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- British Foreign Minister David Miliband says the Arab Peace Initiative could be vital to overcoming concerns over acceptance of Israel in the Middle East.
Miliband defends Britain's Afghan goals

Miliband defends Britain's Afghan goals

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- The mission in Afghanistan is clear and Britain will keep fighting there to make the world safer from terrorism, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says.
Britain works to free final embassy worker

Britain works to free final embassy worker

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- British officials say they've been assured the eighth of nine embassy workers detained in Iran is to be released Sunday.

Miliband: Embassy arrests 'unacceptable'

CORFU, Greece, June 28 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband Sunday said Iran's arrest of nine Tehran embassy staffers is "unacceptable" and demanded their release.

2 bodies may be Britons abducted in 2007

BAGHDAD, June 20 (UPI) -- Bodies handed to British authorities in Iraq are believed to be those of two of the five men kidnapped in 2007 in Baghdad, a British official said Saturday.
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