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Britain warns Russia against escalation in eastern Ukraine at risk of further sanctions

Britain warns Russia against escalation in eastern Ukraine at risk of further sanctions

KIEV, Ukraine, April 9 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague cautioned Russia on Tuesday that continued escalation of the conflict in Ukraine will be met by additional sanctions.
JC Finley
British foreign secretary calls for renewed focus on energy security

British foreign secretary calls for renewed focus on energy security

March 24 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was time for European leaders to get serious about energy diversity in response to the crisis over Ukraine.
Daniel J. Graeber

British provincial team ends work in Helmand

LONDON, March 20 (UPI) -- Thursday is the final working day for a British provincial reconstruction team in the Afghan province of Helmand, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
Ukraine's Oleksandr Turchynov: Putin mimicking 'fascists' on Crimea

Ukraine's Oleksandr Turchynov: Putin mimicking 'fascists' on Crimea

MOSCOW, March 18 (UPI) -- Russia aped "fascists of the last century" by annexing Crimea and committed "a robbery on an international scale," Ukrainian leaders said Tuesday.

Hague warns Russia of 'consequences' over Ukrainian action

BRUSSELS, March 17 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday there will be "long-term costs and consequences" for Russia's action in Ukraine and Crimea.
Kerry: Putin won't decide anything on Ukraine until secession vote

Kerry: Putin won't decide anything on Ukraine until secession vote

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. top diplomat ended talks with his Russian counterpart Friday saying Moscow isn't ready to decide anything on Ukraine until Crimea's secession vote.
EU sanctions Syrian President Assad's sister

EU sanctions Syrian President Assad's sister

LUXEMBOURG, March 13 (UPI) -- The General Court of the European Union ruled Thursday the Syrian president's sister, Bushra al-Assad, will be sanctioned for her ties to top regime officials.
Kerry: Russia needs to talk directly to Ukraine government

Kerry: Russia needs to talk directly to Ukraine government

PARIS, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russia to talk directly to the new Ukraine government Thursday, an aide said.
Security Council failed Syria, U.N. says

Security Council failed Syria, U.N. says

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council failed to take action that could have prevented much of the human suffering in Syria, a U.N. commission of inquiry said Wednesday.
U.S., U.K. try to bring Russia into diplomatic dialogue with Ukraine

U.S., U.K. try to bring Russia into diplomatic dialogue with Ukraine

PARIS, March 5 (UPI) -- Three of the four signatories to the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, minus Russia, met Wednesday to consult about the memorandum's obligations concerning Ukraine.
JC Finley
U.S. moves closer to sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

U.S. moves closer to sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine, March 3 (UPI) -- If Russia continues its military incursion into Ukraine, it will be on the "wrong side of history" and violating international law, President Obama said Monday.
Treason investigation opened against ex-Ukrainian navy chief

Treason investigation opened against ex-Ukrainian navy chief

KIEV, Ukraine, March 2 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Naval Chief Cmdr. Denys Berezovsky was fired Sunday for telling soldiers in the Crimea to hand over their weapons to Russian forces.

Ukraine protesters give Cabinet candidates mixed reaction

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Nominees for Ukraine's nascent interim Cabinet were presented to tens of thousands of protesters at their main camp in Kiev Wednesday.
Election of new Ukrainian government delayed

Election of new Ukrainian government delayed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchinov Tuesday announced a delay in plans to elect a new national unity government.

European Union agrees to sanctions against Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The European Union said Thursday it would impose sanctions on Ukraine where anti-government protests have turned into deadly melees with security forces.
Diplomats say something must be done about unrest in Bosnia

Diplomats say something must be done about unrest in Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The growing unrest in Bosnia and poor economic conditions have EU foreign ministers and Turkey's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu calling for action.
Aileen Graef

Cypriot resolution good for Europe, London says

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday efforts to resolve the 40-year-long split of Cyprus was a win for Cypriots and the whole of Europe.
British foreign secretary warns of "terrible consequences" of not reaching a two-state solution

British foreign secretary warns of "terrible consequences" of not reaching a two-state solution

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague warns of "terrible consequences" for both Israel and the Palestinians if they do not come to a two-state solution soon.
Aileen Graef

British role in 1984 Sikh temple attack 'limited'

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the military offered New Delhi advice in a deadly 1984 attack on a Sikh temple but the impact was limited.

EU nations weigh risk of jihadist spillover from Syria

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain and France agreed to collaborate to prevent European jihadists from travelling to Middle East hotspots and, worse, returning home with anti-Western fervor on their minds, officials said.
London extends hand to Syrian opposition

London extends hand to Syrian opposition

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday his government was backing civil defense programs for emerging opposition governments in Syria.

London explores improving ties with Iran

LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday there was room to improve the bilateral relationship with Iran.
UK to help U.S. destroy Syrian chemical weapons

UK to help U.S. destroy Syrian chemical weapons

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Speaking to Parliament on Monday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague described the Syrian chemical weapons disposal efforts as "a strong example of international cooperation. Italy, the United States, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland and China are all making important contributions."
JC Finley

Syria war requires political solution, London says

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The optimal way to bring an end to the civil war in Syria is through a negotiated political settlement, British Foreign Minister William Hague said Monday.

U.N. frets over danger from Libyan militias

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.N. special envoy to Libya Tarik Mitri said Libyan leaders need to find a way to encourage the armed militias to disarm and rejoin civil society.
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