Miliband: 'War on terror' misleading term

MUMBAI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, speaking Thursday at an Indian hotel attacked by terrorists, called the phrase "war on terror" misleading.

Markets forcing Syria open

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Syria is struggling to meet its domestic energy demands amid the slumping global economy, prompting the isolated country to consider opening its doors.

British foreign secretary visits Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband left Syria Thursday with hopes that President Bashar Assad will contribute to peace in the Middle East.
Israel to free 250 Palestinian prisoners

Israel to free 250 Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday Israel will release 250 Palestinian prisoners next month in a goodwill gesture to moderate leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Labeling an issue between Britain, Israel

JERUSALEM, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A British plan to label vegetables grown in Israeli settlements on the West Bank has angered the Israeli government.

British FM hints at more troops in Congo

LONDON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- British Foreign Minister David Miliband said Monday his country may send troops to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to serve as peacekeepers.

Poll: Ditching Brown would not help Labor

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A new poll finds no likely replacement for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown would improve the Labor Party's electoral prospects.
British leader arrives in Ukraine

British leader arrives in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband is visiting Ukraine offering solidarity in a growing battle of words with Russia.
Ex-Blair ministers plotting Brown ouster

Ex-Blair ministers plotting Brown ouster

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Followers of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair are meeting to determine how best to oust Blair's successor, Gordon Brown, from office, sources say.

Mugabe loses knighthood over human rights

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been stripped of his honorary British knighthood for his "abuse of human rights" it was announced Wednesday.

Iran says 'no' to nuke program halt

TEHRAN, June 14 (UPI) -- Iranian leaders say they won't negotiate away their uranium enrichment activities in exchange for benefits being offered by Western nations.

Britain: Afghan effort may take many years

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- The British government has privately conceded troops are likely to remain in Afghanistan for many years fighting a stubborn Taliban insurgency, documents show.
Hezbollah may try diplomacy on land matter

Hezbollah may try diplomacy on land matter

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 9 (UPI) -- Hezbollah leaders reportedly told French President Nicolas Sarkozy the terrorist organization would consider a diplomatic answer to the Shaba Farms dispute.

Zimbabwean police release diplomats

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomats held near Harare Thursday by a crowd of 40 Zimbabweans have been released, the U.S. State Department said, calling the incident "outrageous."

Lockerbie bomb documents ordered by judges

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- Two confidential documents relating to the 1988 Lockerbie terrorist bombing must be handed over by the British government, a Scottish court has ordered.
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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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