facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

Harlan Ullman: U.S. President Barack Obama and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron have a great deal in common, and come from the same generation.
Harlan Ullman
Cameron thanked for sacking environment secretary

Cameron thanked for sacking environment secretary

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) --British Prime Minister David Cameron was right to bring a new face to the government's environmental body, British Friends of the Earth said Tuesday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Iraqi VP orders parliament to convene and begin government formation process

Iraqi VP orders parliament to convene and begin government formation process

BAGHDAD, June 26 (UPI) --Iraqi Vice President Khader al Khuzaei, on behalf of President Jalal Talabani, issued a decree Thursday to convene the Council of Representatives on July 1.
JC Finley
EU ready to increase sanctions against Russia

EU ready to increase sanctions against Russia

LUXEMBOURG , June 23 (UPI) --The European Union said it will be easy to increase sanction pressure on Russia depending on its response to the cease-fire plan Ukraine issued last week.
Ananth Baliga
U.K. Foreign Secretary: Iraq is 'a very different situation now from 2003'

U.K. Foreign Secretary: Iraq is 'a very different situation now from 2003'

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) --U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday the U.K. is not planning military intervention in Iraq because "this is a different set of problems."
Aileen Graef
U.K. to re-open embassy in Iran

U.K. to re-open embassy in Iran

LONDON , June 17 (UPI) --British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday plans to re-open the United Kingdom's embassy in Tehran, Iran, are proceeding.
Ed Adamczyk
U.K. Deputy PM: We're not going to stand in way of U.S. action in Iraq

U.K. Deputy PM: We're not going to stand in way of U.S. action in Iraq

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) --U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg commented on the situation in Iraq Monday, saying the U.K. will not stand in the way of U.S. action in Iraq.
Aileen Graef
John Kerry: It is time to banish sexual violence to the dark ages

John Kerry: It is time to banish sexual violence to the dark ages

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) --John Kerry attended the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict where he said that it's time to write rape out of the "lexicon of warfare."
Aileen Graef
United Kingdom promises aid to Nigeria

United Kingdom promises aid to Nigeria

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) --British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Thursday an increase in military and educational aid to Nigeria to suppress Boko Haram militants.
Ed Adamczyk
Angelina Jolie opens summit conference on war crimes

Angelina Jolie opens summit conference on war crimes

LONDON , June 10 (UPI) --United Nations special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie opened a summit in London on ending wartime sexual violence Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N. faces backlash over appointment of anti-gay politician to senior position

U.N. faces backlash over appointment of anti-gay politician to senior position

UNITED NATIONS, June 2 (UPI) --The United Nations is facing backlash after the decision to appoint Ugandan foreign minister Sam Kutesa as president of the general assembly.
Aileen Graef
Angelina Jolie feels like she wouldn't be taken seriously in political office

Angelina Jolie feels like she wouldn't be taken seriously in political office

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) --Actress Angelina Jolie said she would consider running for political office if she could be effective, but thinks she wouldn't be taken seriously.
Aileen Graef
Britain offers surveillance aircraft to Nigeria to aid search for abducted schoolgirls

Britain offers surveillance aircraft to Nigeria to aid search for abducted schoolgirls

LONDON, May 15 (UPI) --Britain said Wednesday it has offered additional assistance to Nigeria to aid the search efforts for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram.
JC Finley
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
Prev
Page 1 of 34
Photos
William Hague
WAP2002060901 - WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- International Democrat Union (IDU) Chairman William Hague speaks to the media during a news conference on June 9, 2002, in Washington. The IDU is holding a meeting in Washington over the next several days. The organization is an international coalition of conservative political parties. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
Wiki

William Jefferson Hague (born 26 March 1961) is the British Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State. He previously served as Leader of the Conservative Party from June 1997 to September 2001. In Parliament, he represents the constituency of Richmond (Yorks), having done so since 1989.

Educated at Ripon Grammar School, a selective grammar school, then the University of Oxford (graduating with First Class Honours in Philosophy Politics and Economics) and INSEAD, Hague was first elected to the House of Commons in a by-election in 1989. Hague rose through the ranks of John Major's government and entered the Cabinet in 1995 as the Secretary of State for Wales. Following the Conservatives' defeat in the 1997 general election, he was elected as leader of the Conservative Party. He resigned as party leader after the 2001 general election following a landslide defeat to the Labour Party. He was the first leader of the Conservatives not to have become Prime Minister since Austen Chamberlain in the early 1920s.

On the backbenches, Hague began a career as an author, writing biographies of William Pitt the Younger and William Wilberforce. He also held several directorships, and worked as a consultant and public speaker. After David Cameron was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, Hague returned to front line politics as shadow foreign secretary. Later in 2010, upon Cameron becoming Prime Minister, Hague took on the roles of First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "William Hague."
Most Popular
1
Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent Study: Lifestyle changes can cut heart attack risk by 80 percent
2
Porn star: Sex toy shot off sparks during scene Porn star: Sex toy shot off sparks during scene
3
Kansas dubs October 'Zombie Preparedness Month' Kansas dubs October 'Zombie Preparedness Month'
4
Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard enjoy romantic dinner date Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard enjoy romantic dinner date
5
Kelly Osbourne 'adrift' without Joan Rivers Kelly Osbourne 'adrift' without Joan Rivers
x
Feedback