William Hague http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26883/all en Fewer than 10 Britons missing or at risk in Algeria -Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/blank-headline-received-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Most British nationals caught up in the hostage crisis at a gas complex in Algeria are now safe although the fate of fewer than 10 of them remained unknown, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Saturday.</p> <p>"As of now, there are fewer than 10 British nationals at risk or unaccounted for, but that of course means that we must continue to prepare ourselves for bad news," Hague said in televised remarks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/blank-headline-received-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British nationality law The Hague William Hague Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:30:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736579 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Fewer than 10 Britons missing in Algeria -Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-fewer-10-britons-missing-algeria-hague <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Most British nationals caught up in the hostage crisis at a gas complex in Algeria are now safe although the fate of fewer than 10 of them remains unknown, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Saturday.</p> <p>"As of now, there are fewer than 10 British nationals at risk or unaccounted for, but that of course means that we must continue to prepare ourselves for bad news," Hague said in televised remarks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-fewer-10-britons-missing-algeria-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Geography of Algeria War William Hague Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736589 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain blasts Argentinian 'bullying' over Falklands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/britain-blasts-argentinian-bullying-over-falklands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain could never be bullied by Argentina into giving up the Falkland Islands, in an interview published Sunday.</p> <p>Hague told The Sun newspaper that Argentina's "intimidatory" behaviour only fortified the 2,500-odd Falkland Islanders in their determination to remain a self-governing British overseas territory.</p> <p>He also branded his Argentine counterpart Hector Timerman's claims that the South Atlantic archipelago would be under the control of Buenos Aires within 20 years as "fantasy".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/britain-blasts-argentinian-bullying-over-falklands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Argentine people Government War William Hague AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751779 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain says intelligence sharing crucial despite abuse risks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/britain-says-intelligence-sharing-crucial-despite-abuse-risks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK's Hague: Britain faces "stark choice" on sharing intelligence</p> <p>* Disengaging would raise risk of attacks at home and abroad</p> <p>* Britain must work with countries to improve rights record</p> <p>By Peter Griffiths</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Britain is justified in sharing intelligence with countries suspected of human rights abuses to protect itself, Foreign Secretary William Hague will say on Thursday, despite concerns over the torture of suspects and costly court cases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/britain-says-intelligence-sharing-crucial-despite-abuse-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Morality United Kingdom War William Hague Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755179 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Britain warns of Syria jihadist threat to Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/refile-update-1-britain-warns-syria-jihadist-threat-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK's Hague: Syria "number one" global jihadist destination</p> <p>* Says fighters could hit Europe after honing skills in Syria</p> <p>* UK faces "stark choice" in sharing intelligence on militants (Updates with Syria threat, adds analyst comment)</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas and Peter Griffiths</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/refile-update-1-britain-warns-syria-jihadist-threat-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Fertile Crescent War William Hague Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:50:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755490 at http://www.globalpost.com UK in touch with Nigeria over weekend kidnappings: Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/uk-touch-nigeria-over-weekend-kidnappings-hague <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday that London was in touch with Nigerian authorities following reports that a Briton was among seven foreign workers abducted from a construction site.</p> <p>"I'm very concerned of course that there has been another kidnap in northern Nigeria," Hague said on arrival for talks among European Union foreign ministers in Brussels mainly focused on whether or not to arm Syrian opposition forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/uk-touch-nigeria-over-weekend-kidnappings-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Political geography William Hague William Hague AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:46:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758819 at http://www.globalpost.com Hague urges Syria's Assad to talk to the opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/hague-urges-syrias-assad-talk-the-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday urged President Bashar al-Assad's regime to respond positively to an offer of dialogue by Syrian opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib.</p> <p>"There has been a very important offer of negotiation by Khatib of the National Coalition. It is important that that offer is responded to with serious negotiations by the Assad regime," Hague told reporters after talks in Beirut with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/hague-urges-syrias-assad-talk-the-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Levant William Hague AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762395 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain to give Syria rebels body armour, vehicles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/britain-give-syria-rebels-body-armour-vehicles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain will provide body armour and armoured vehicles to the rebels battling forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Hague said the non-lethal military aid, worth $20 million (15.4 million euros), was a "necessary, proportionate and lawful response" to a situation of "extreme" humanitarian suffering.</p> <p>"The fact remains that diplomacy is taking far too long and the prospect of an immediate breakthrough is slim," he told parliament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/britain-give-syria-rebels-body-armour-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Syria William Hague William Hague AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:46:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775040 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain launches DRC medical programme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/britain-launches-drc-medical-programme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain is to launch a £179 million five-year healthcare programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo which it hopes will reach six million people, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>The £179 million ($271 million, 211 million euros) fund will provide essential healthcare in an effort to bring peace, Hague said during a visit to the conflict-riven east of the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/britain-launches-drc-medical-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Health Labor Rape Sex crimes Social Issues Technology William Hague AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794869 at http://www.globalpost.com No need to withdraw diplomats from N.Korea: UK's Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/no-need-withdraw-diplomats-nkorea-uks-hague <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sunday he saw no immediate need to withdraw his country's diplomats from North Korea despite a warning from Pyongyang that it could not guarantee their safety if conflict broke out.</p> <p>"I haven't seen any immediate need to respond to that by moving our diplomats out of there," he told the BBC.</p> <p>He added however that Britain would "keep this under close review with our allies and international partners".</p> <p>dk/rmb</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Diplomacy William Hague AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 09:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804779 at http://www.globalpost.com Gains by Syrian regime 'make peace talks harder' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/gains-syrian-regime-make-peace-talks-harder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned on Sunday that gains made by the regime in the Syrian conflict this week made it harder to organise a peace conference and to make it a success.</p> <p>He said it was "worrying and depressing" that the so-called Geneva talks were not taking place this month, and repeated his warning that the world must do more to help the people of Syria.</p> <p>"The regime has gained ground on the ground, again at the cost of huge loss of life and the indiscriminate use of violence against the civilian population," Hague told BBC television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/gains-syrian-regime-make-peace-talks-harder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Western Asia William Hague AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 12:31:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853537 at http://www.globalpost.com Most Britons have 'nothing to fear' from surveillance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/most-britons-have-nothing-fear-surveillance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Law-abiding Britons have "nothing to fear" from state surveillance, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday as he sought to calm concerns over the US government's secret monitoring of Internet users.</p> <p>The opposition Labour party has demanded clarification of reports that Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ had used the US data and in doing so, may have circumvented British legal processes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/most-britons-have-nothing-fear-surveillance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Military communications of the United Kingdom National security Security Technology William Hague AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 14:34:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853595 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Hague condemns force against Egypt protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/britains-hague-condemns-force-against-egypt-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Saturday condemned the use of force against protesters during deadly clashes in Cairo and accused Egyptian security forces of using live rounds.</p> <p>Hague also called on Egyptian authorities to either release or charge all political leaders detained since the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3. Morsi himself remains in detention.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/britains-hague-condemns-force-against-egypt-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world International relations Political geography William Hague AFP Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:02:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5895362 at http://www.globalpost.com Progress in Iran talks, powers must 'seize moment' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131109/progress-iran-talks-powers-must-seize-moment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday that talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva were making progress and that world powers needed to seize the chance for a historic deal.</p> <p>"These negotiations have made very good progress and continue to make progress," Hague told journalists as crunch talks between six world powers and Iran stretched into a third day.</p> <p>Hague said there were "still important issues to resolve" but that "momentum has built up" for an agreement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131109/progress-iran-talks-powers-must-seize-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Economy of Iran Iran William Hague AFP Sat, 09 Nov 2013 13:18:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5984591 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran deal involves 'limited sanctions relief': UK's Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131112/iran-deal-involves-limited-sanctions-relief-uks-hague <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Talks on Iran's nuclear programme aim at finding an interim agreement involving limited sanctions relief before any final settlement, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday.</p> <p>Tehran and world powers failed to clinch a long-sought deal Sunday despite marathon talks in Geneva but kept hopes alive by agreeing to meet again in the Swiss city on November 20.</p> <p>Hague said in a statement to parliament on the talks, which he attended, that there was "no doubt in my mind" that a deal could be reached.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131112/iran-deal-involves-limited-sanctions-relief-uks-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iran–United States relations Politics of Iran William Hague AFP Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:32:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5986996 at http://www.globalpost.com