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To contrast the attitudes of the US Congress and the British Parliament, start with Iran. Today, the palpable welcome by MPs for Tehran’s suspension of high-level  uranium enrichment was matched only by anxiety about the UN excluding Iran from the Syria talks that start today in Switzerland.

Afghanistan strategy unchanged, says Hague

Britain's role in Afghanistan will not change in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, William Hague has said.

Willam Hague warns Syria over sanctions

Syria could be hit with asset freezes and travel bans across Europe, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.

Hague: Libya air strikes are 'wholly legitimate'

Air strikes against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's command and control centres in Libya are "wholly legitimate", the Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.

British embassies on high alert, says Hague

British embassies around the world were today put on heightened security alert amid concerns of possible reprisal attacks by al-Qa’ida following the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Malawi diplomat ordered out of UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today ordered the acting High Commissioner of Malawi to leave the UK in a tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of Britain's representative in the African country.

Syria could face sanctions, says Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague warned that Syria was at a "fork in the road" tonight, amid widespread condemnation of the regime's bloody repression of protests.

Schoolboy given standing ovation from NUT over plea to save grants

Ever since a floppy-haired William Hague took to the stage at the age of 16 to deliver his speech against the re-election of James Callaghan, politics watchers have known to keep an eye out for young rising stars at conferences across Britain. Yesterday, it was the turn of Joe Cotton, a 15-year-old schoolboy, to turn heads as well as the tables as he attacked Mr Hague's party's policy from the podium.

Fault lines widen in Coalition ahead of 5 May referendum

The strained relations between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats reached a new low yesterday amid an increasingly bitter campaign ahead of next month's referendum on the voting system.

Hague rules out more concessions to Lib Dems

Foreign Secretary William Hague today ruled out fresh concessions to the Liberal Democrats if they fail to secure victory in next month's referendum on voting reform for Westminster elections.

Video: Hague on Libya

Ahead of a meeting of the Libya Contact Group in Doha, William Hague says the international community is united against Colonel Gaddafi.

Call to treat Gbagbo with 'respect'

Foreign Secretary William Hague today called for former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to be treated with "respect" amid reports that his bloody resistance is over.

Video: UK 'sorry for rebel deaths'

Foreign Secretary William Hague says that it would not harm Nato to apologise for accidently killing Libyan rebels.

Video: Hague on Libyan rebels

Foreign Secretary William Hague says that the UK is not involved in arming Libyan rebels.

Mary Ann Sieghart: From the sublime to the ridiculous

If Miliband doesn't provide more direction for his party and more definition for himself, he may end up like William Hague

Hague tells Britons to leave Yemen now ahead of mass protest

British nationals in Yemen have been urged to leave "without delay". William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, warned that their safety could no longer be guaranteed and said plans for a military evacuation had been prepared. His announcement came as opposition leaders in Yemen rejected an offer from the embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down at the end of the year, insisting he leaves office immediately.

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