Organisation: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
An Italian man accused of raping a British teenager on a Mediterranean cruise has been released without charge by Spanish authorities because of a legal loophole.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
Police in Cambodia have charged a group of 10 tourists with producing pornographic pictures after images emerged of people apparently demonstrating different sex positions.
Sun, 28 Jan, 2018
The UK Work and Pensions minister Penny Mordaunt has been appointed as the new International Development Secretary.
Thu, 09 Nov, 2017
British overseas territories in the Caribbean face being lashed by another major hurricane as they attempt to recover from the deadly devastation unleashed by Irma.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
A British man who said he was not a hero after being stabbed in a suspected terror attack in Finland has told how he tried to save a woman's life after hearing a "heart-breaking scream".'
Sun, 20 Aug, 2017
A couple have tied the knot in the first official wedding on the British Antarctic Territory.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
A Briton suspected of encouraging holidaymakers to submit bogus food poisoning claims has been arrested in Majorca.
Sun, 11 Jun, 2017
examines how the government is willing to turn a blind eye to some incursions into our territory by other nations but finds others to be unacceptable
Tue, 06 Jun, 2017
A 57-year-old British man is in a critical condition after a helicopter reportedly plunged off a superyacht in Norway.
Fri, 12 May, 2017
An Irishman who narrowly escaped being directly caught up in Wednesday’s terror attack in London says he was thinking of the crew of Rescue 116 helicopter when he came onto the scene on Westminster Bridge.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2017
The owners and staff at a Tunisian hotel where 30 British tourists were brutally killed by an Islamic extremist could have done nothing before the attack that would have done more than "possibly make a difference", a coroner said.
Tue, 28 Feb, 2017
Arlene Foster has said "of course" she would meet the Pope if he goes to Northern Ireland.
Tue, 29 Nov, 2016
British Tornado fighter jets will shoot down aircraft in Irish airspace if they are hijacked by terrorists for a 9/11-style attack, according to
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
British Tornado fighter jets will shoot down aircraft in Irish airspace if they are hijacked by terrorists for a 9/11-style attack.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
The British government has been accused by a parliamentary inquiry of “sleep-walking” into the crisis over Ukraine.
Sat, 21 Feb, 2015
The British Government should recognise Palestine as a state alongside Israel, MPs in the UK will argue today.
Mon, 13 Oct, 2014
Police in Thailand have insisted they have “concrete” evidence linking two Burmese men to the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, as they denied reports the suspects have withdrawn their confessions.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014
Escalating violence in Libya has prompted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to shut down its embassy in the country.
Sat, 02 Aug, 2014
Britain's Scout Association has said it is “devastated” at the death of a boy scout on an adventure holiday in Italy.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
Four people have been killed in bomb blasts in the Kenyan capital Nairobi as British holidaymakers were being flown home early from the East African country’s other main town Mombasa.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
British government officials had first expressed concern — almost 70 years after the sinking of the Lusitania — about a cover-up of the truth of the tragedy.
Thu, 01 May, 2014
A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a tattoo of Buddha her arm.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
A consultant obstetrician is one of two women who drowned off the coast of Tenerife after reportedly getting into difficulty as they attempted to rescue their two children swept out by a wave.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
Melissa Reid, who was jailed in Peru on drug smuggling charges, may be sent back to Scotland to serve her sentence.
Sun, 06 Apr, 2014
Northern Ireland’s friendly in Cyprus next week is expected to go ahead despite the bombing of a referee’s car on the island.
Sat, 01 Mar, 2014
Chelsea have confirmed that there were two incidents involving supporters in Istanbul on yesterday evening, with police warning it is “not safe” for fans to use the Metro to and from the Champions League last-16 clash with Galatasaray.
Wed, 26 Feb, 2014
Three “traumatised women” kept as slaves have been freed after spending three decades imprisoned against their will in a city home, police said.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2013
The Northern Ireland Office report, released by the UK National Archives, details how the escape from the Maze Prison H-Block unfolded, and the UK Government’s determination that the IRA should not be able to gain from the episode.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
A group of up to 50 masked thugs attacked a bar packed with English football fans in Lyon last night.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013
The British government has been accused of breaching the "fundamental rights" of a British grandmother sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling by refusing to pay for legal representation as she battles for her life.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013
English football fans have been attacked in Italy by knife-wielding Ultras, leaving two seriously injured in hospital, according to reports.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2012
Julian Assange will not be allowed safe passage out of the United Kingdom, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today as he warned that diplomatic immunity should not be used to harbour alleged criminals.
Thu, 16 Aug, 2012
For eight weeks Mauritius has been transfixed by events in the island’s Supreme Court as two men stood trial and were acquitted for the murder of Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey. David Young assesses the Mauritian perspective on proceedings and whether that holiday paradise image has been tarnished forever
Sat, 14 Jul, 2012
The Ecuadorian ambassador is understood to be flying out to her nation’s capital this weekend for talks on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is little closer to discovering whether his request for political asylum in Ecuador will be accepted after he spent a third night at the country’s embassy in London.
Fri, 22 Jun, 2012
A WOMAN died and three others, believed to be British tourists, were seriously injured after a helicopter crash in New York yesterday.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2011
Nato powers rejected Muammar Gaddafi’s call for a ceasefire and negotiations today, saying they need “actions not words,” and aid ships were prevented from docking in a besieged coastal city while the alliance swept the port for mines.
Sat, 30 Apr, 2011
Protesters in London attacked a police van today as crowds swelled during angry demonstrations against rising university tuition fees.
Wed, 24 Nov, 2010
British Chancellor George Osborne has set out a four-year plan of cuts today which he said would drag Britain “back from the brink”.
Wed, 20 Oct, 2010
THE United States and Britain warned their citizens yesterday of an increased risk of terrorist attacks in Europe, with Washington saying al-Qaida might target transport infrastructure.
Mon, 04 Oct, 2010
British twin sisters have died in a car crash while on holiday with their family in Spain, sources said today.
Fri, 13 Aug, 2010
A WOMAN who walked free from court a decade ago after the attempted mercy killing of her husband has ended her own life in a Swiss clinic, it emerged yesterday.
Fri, 12 Mar, 2010