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New Scheme To Foster UK-Israel Academic Links

Tuesday, 22 July 2008, 7:25 am | UK Government

A new partnership to foster academic cooperation through joint research and academic exchange between the UK & Israel was announced today. (The British Council is also working on proposals to support academic links between Britain and Palestine). More >>

UK MOD Annual Report And Accounts 2007/2008

Tuesday, 22 July 2008, 7:04 am | UK Government

The UK's Armed Forces are sustaining a high operational tempo in order to contribute to security across the globe, particularly on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. At home, the Armed Forces continue to play a vital role supporting civil authorities. More >>

Ofcom Verdict On Climate Change Programme Noted

Tuesday, 22 July 2008, 7:00 am | UK Government

Ofcom's investigation found that that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the former Government Chief Scientist Sir David King and Professor Carl Wunsch from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, were treated unfairly in the programme. More >>

Britain Always At Israel's Side - Gordon Brown, PM

Tuesday, 22 July 2008, 6:54 am | UK Government

"And let me tell the people of Israel today: Britain is your true friend. A friend in difficult times as well as in good times; a friend who will stand beside you whenever your peace, your stability and your existence are under threat." - Gordon Brown. More >>

Gordon Brown's Speech To The Knesset, 21 July 2008

Monday, 21 July 2008, 10:49 pm | UK Government

"I am especially pleased - as the first British Prime Minister to address the Knesset - to congratulate you at this 60th anniversary on the achievement of 1948: the centuries of exile ended, the age-long dream realised, the ancient promise redeemed." More >>

Economic Roadmap Essential For Middle East Peace

Monday, 21 July 2008, 10:13 am | UK Government

Speaking in a press conference with Israel PM Olmert, Mr Brown said that all parties must seize the opportunity for peace in the region. Monetary support was important, and he called for an economic roadmap to run alongside the political roadmap to peace. More >>

UK PM Gordon Brown Demands Iraq Hostages' Release

Monday, 21 July 2008, 10:12 am | UK Government

A video message claiming that one of the men had committed suicide was condemned as "abhorrent" by the British PM, who called for their immediate and unconditional release. Mr Brown said: "This abhorrent film will only add to the anguish of families". More >>

Statement: FCO 2007 Annual Human Rights Report

Monday, 21 July 2008, 5:53 am | UK Government

"I welcome the FAC's positive assessment of our 2007 Annual Human Rights report and their recognition that the UK shows leadership in many aspects of promoting human rights around the world. Human rights are a priority for the FCO." More >>

UK Foreign Secretary Statement On Iraq Hostages

Monday, 21 July 2008, 5:50 am | UK Government

"Hostage taking is a disgusting crime which is never justified. The latest message from the hostage takers, in the form of a letter and video, will cause deep distress and concern to the families of the five men." -- UK Foreign Secretary David Milliband. More >>

UK-IPO Response To EU Proposal Extending Copyright

Sunday, 20 July 2008, 5:44 am | UK Government

The UK-IPO has responded to the EU Commission's proposal to extend terms of copyright protection for sound recordings from 50 to 95 years. "Because copyright represents a monopoly we need to be very clear that the circumstances justify an extension." More >>

No. 10 Morning Press Briefing From 18 July 2008

Saturday, 19 July 2008, 8:26 am | UK Government

Asked if the Prime Minister accepted that in the current climate tax rises would be unacceptable and therefore borrowing was a better way of alleviating the problem, the PMS said that he was not going to get drawn into a discussion about tax matters. More >>

No. 10 Afternoon Press Briefing From 17 July 2008

Saturday, 19 July 2008, 8:24 am | UK Government

Asked why the PM was going to appear on the BBC programme "The One Show" and if it was live, the PMS said that it was live, that the PM had been invited on and that it had been in the diary for a while. The main discussion would be on knife crime. More >>

No. 10 Morning Press Briefing From 17 July 2008

Friday, 18 July 2008, 11:05 pm | UK Government

The UK policing Green Paper focused on reducing police bureaucracy and getting more time spent by policeman on the beat. Violent crime was down, but knife crime was clearly an issue of concern both to the public and the UK Government at the moment. More >>

Even More Police On UK Streets, Says Gordon Brown

Friday, 18 July 2008, 10:57 pm | UK Government

More people will see more police officers on their streets under new reforms announced today. Mr Brown said that the new policing Green Paper would "clear the decks" and cut down on bureaucracy so officers could spend more time tackling crime. More >>

Statement On 10th Anniversary Of The Rome Statute

Friday, 18 July 2008, 6:21 am | UK Government

"The United Kingdom played a leading role in the drafting of the original statute, and was amongst the first countries to ratify after we had incorporated the statute in to UK domestic law." - UK Foreign Secretary. 10th anniversary, Rome Statute. More >>

UK Climate Change Programme Report Published

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 11:57 pm | UK Government

The report emphasises the importance of both reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change and outlines emerging policy in this area. It sets out previously published UK emissions data for carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. More >>

UK-Environmental Observation Framework Meeting

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 11:16 pm | UK Government

The UK invests an estimated £500 million per year in environmental observations. This is a long-term commitment as for some measurements very large and complex tools, such as ships and satellites, are needed which take many years to plan and build. More >>

World First As UK Government Computers Go Green

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 7:16 pm | UK Government

The British Government became the first in the world to announce plans to slash the carbon footprint of its computer systems. "Worldwide, computers are responsible for the same quantity of carbon emissions as the airline industry. It is a serious problem." More >>

UK Prime Minister's Questions, 16 July 2008

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 8:34 am | UK Government

The UK Prime Minister took questions on knife crime, fuel prices, housing, carbon emissions, car tax, MPs expenses, drug treatment, public finances, skin cancer, smoke free workplaces, MCA strike, anti-social behaviour and the heathrow expansion. More >>

UK Stands "Ready To Help" Nigerian Oil Production

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 8:25 am | UK Government

The UK has offered to assist in providing "robust accounting systems" and security to reduce the 1.5m barrels of oil currently lost every day in Nigeria, a key global supplier. The PM also announced £50m of aid to tackle malaria and save 200,000 lives. More >>