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[ANALYSIS] #DefendMediaFreedom: Time to act at an existential moment

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Four reasons why the Global Media Freedom Conference may mark 'the beginning of an era of change' to protect journalists and democracy

Iran Guards seize British-flagged tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Tensions rise in the Gulf as this incident occurs on the same day that US President Donald Trump says an Iranian drone threatened an American naval vessel

A woman walks along the beach on Hormuz Island in the Gulf Strait of Hormuz, off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, on April 29, 2019. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

UK PM hopefuls slam Trump tweets, but refuse to call them racist

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:33 AM

Front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refuse to call the tweets of US President Donald Trump racist when pressed to do so during their last debate

A combination of file pictures created in London on June 21, 2019 shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (L) giving a speech at the Konrad-Adenauer foundation in Berlin on February 20, 2019 and British Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson (R) giving a speech during a fringe event on the sidelines of the Conservative Party Conference 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on October 2, 2018. Britain's leadership race leaves London for the English countryside Saturday as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt begin wooing grassroots Conservatives who will pick the new premier. Paul ELLIS, Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

Jeremy Hunt: 'No place for neutrality' in fight for media freedom

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:35 PM

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt explains why everyone must stand with those who seek to report the truth and bring the facts to light. Here is his full speech at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London.

FIGHT FOR MEDIA FREEDOM. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt takes part in a panel discussion at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on July 10, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP

Countries that harm journalists must pay 'diplomatic price' – UK

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:39 AM

'If we act together we can shine a spotlight on abuses and impose a diplomatic price on those who would harm journalists or lock them up for doing their jobs,' says British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

PRESS FREEDOM. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt takes part in a panel discussion at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on July 10, 2019. Photo by Tolga AKMEN/AFP

Trump derides May's 'foolish policies,' 'pompous' envoy

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The missives threaten to plunge Washington and London into a rare diplomatic crisis and have landed their author, British envoy Kim Darroch – and by default his prime minister – in the US president's crosshairs

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump meets with the emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (not shown) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

UK's Labour party backs staying in EU in call for second referendum

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:28 AM

Labour says it will challenge whoever wins the Conservative Party leadership race and becomes the next prime minister to put any deal they strike with the EU to a referendum

Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on Brexit at Coventry University in Coventry on February 26, 2018. Corbyn called for "a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union" after Brexit on Monday in a major policy shift that could force Prime Minister Theresa May's government to change course. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

UK leadership hopefuls clash over Brexit promises

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt insist they can renegotiate the divorce terms that Theresa May agreed with Brussels, but which parliament repeatedly rejected, forcing her to delay Brexit twice

DEBATE. Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (R) take part in Britain's Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate in Manchester on July 9, 2019. AFP PHOTO / ITV / MATT FROST

'One country, two systems': Hong Kong's special status

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:31 AM

The 'one country, two systems' deal is at the center of the row between London and Beijing

A woman places signs on a fence next to the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on July 4, 2019. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

China, Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt 'seems to be fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism and in the bad habit of gesticulating while looking down on other countries' affairs'

Graffiti and umbrellas are seen outside the main chamber of the Legislative Council during a media tour in Hong Kong on July 3, 2019, two days after protesters broke into the complex. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

UK warns China of consequences over Hong Kong freedoms

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:48 AM

'Hong Kong is part of China and we have to accept that. But the freedoms in Hong Kong are enshrined in a joint declaration' signed with former colonial ruler Britain, says UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Hong Kong's colonial flag (C) is held up during a protest march in Hong Kong on July 1, 2017, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule. China's President Xi Jinping warned July 1 that any challenge to Beijing's control over Hong Kong crossed a "red line", as thousands calling for more democracy marched through the city 20 years since it was handed back by Britain. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Next British PM to be announced July 23 – Conservative Party

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:51 PM

Former foreign minister Boris Johnson is the favorite in the race, battling Britain's current top diplomat, Jeremy Hunt

BREXIT. A Union Flag is seen with Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) shrouded in scaffolding in the background at the Houses of Parliament in London on December 8, 2017 after a significant breakthrough was made in the divorce negotiations between Britain and the EU over Brexit. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK's Hunt urges leadership rival Johnson not to be 'coward'

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:13 PM

'A new prime minister needs the legitimacy of having made his arguments publicly and having them subjected to scrutiny,' says Jeremy Hunt

JEREMY HUNT. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gestures as he answers questions from journalist Iain Dale and the audience as he takes part in a Conservative Party leadership hustings event in Birmingham, central England on June 22, 2019. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

EU leaders warn next British PM: No Brexit renegotiation

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Hot favorite Boris Johnson faces foreign minister Jeremy Hunt in a runoff vote to decide who takes on the tricky task of piloting the country's departure from the EU

BREXIT. The British Union flag (L) and the EU (European Union) flag (R) fly from flag poles in London on March 2, 2017. File photo by Daniel Sorabji/AFP

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:31 PM

'I'm absolutely clear that if we take the right approach to this, the Europeans would be willing to negotiate on the package,' British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says

A European Union flag and a UK flag are pictured during a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and to approve the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations on November 25, 2018 in Brussels. The European Union's top official urged British lawmakers to ratify the Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May has negotiated with European leaders, warning it will not be modified. "This is the best deal possible for Britain, this is the best deal possible for Europe. This is the only deal possible," Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said after a Brussels summit.  EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

Britain's FM urges caution over Huawei role in 5G network

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:36 PM

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China's Huawei to build the UK 5G network

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives to attend a service of commemoration and thanksgiving to mark Anzac Day in Westminster Abbey in London on April 25, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

British PM battles to bring Brexiteers onside

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson urges Prime Minister Theresa May to use the EU summit to wring more concessions out of the bloc before risking a third vote

BREXIT. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a meeting with Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas in 10 Downing street in central London on January 30, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/Pool/AFP

May seeks more time for Brexit talks

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) Deal or no deal, Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, and a disorderly exit could cause chaos

BREXIT. A Union Jack hangs down next to European Union flags fluttering in front of the European Commission building. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Britain can punch above its weight even after Brexit – Hunt

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) The country still has military might, economic muscle and diplomatic connections to take a hand in world affairs, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt


UK launches review on global persecution of Christians

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Britain's foreign office cites a 'dramatic rise' in violence that saw 215 million Christians face persecution for their faith in 2018

UK accuses Russian spies of global cyber attacks campaign

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Britain's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) identifies operatives from Russia's GRU arm as being behind various high-profile computer attacks, according to the Foreign Office

English health workers in first strike in 32 years

Oct 13, 2014 - 9:46 AM

The move is intended to pile pressure on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt who rejected the recommendations of an independent panel for a 1 wage increase for all health service staff

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives at the Cabinet Office in central London on October 8, 2014, to attend a Cobra meeting on combating the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Leon Neal/AFP

Former BBC presenter Savile 'interfered with dead bodies'

Jun 26, 2014 - 9:48 PM

One of the biggest TV stars in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s Jimmy Savile abused girls boys men and women aged 5 to 75 as he enjoyed unrestricted access throughout state run National Health Service NHS institutions

SEX OFFENDER. In this file picture taken in 2002, TV celebrity Jimmy Savile joins in with people representing Commonwealth countries wearing their tradional dress crowd into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London. Late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused vulnerable patients in scores of British hospitals over decades and claimed to have performed sex acts on dead bodies, investigators said on June 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

Coe insists Olympic venues are full of spectators

Jul 30, 2012 - 4:30 PM

Olympic venues are full of spectators London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe insisted Sunday July 29 as organizers faced a barrage of questions over swathes of empty seats at some venues

Visitors walk near The Olympic Stadium in east London on July 28, 2012, during The 2012 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT