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The lamplighters of London – Embassy 53
This month missions all over the capital turned their lights out to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War...

Austria-Hungary: European lessons from a lost Empire – Embassy 53
In summer 1914 the assassination of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo triggered the “sleepwalking” of European...

NATO gears up to face multiple threats – Embassy 53
A future NATO will need to adapt to cope with multiple threats from the East and South, a senior NATO official told a gathering diplomats...

Missions mourn – Embassy 53
MH17 tragedy Flags at diplomatic missions around London were lowered to half mast and diplomatic events paused for two minutes’ silence...

Wikileaks refugee to quit mission – Embassy 53
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has announced that he may be leaving the Ecuador Embassy “soon” without specifying a timescale for his...

GRULA changing of the guard – Embassy 53
The Ambassador of Colombia Mr Nestor Osorio hosted a GRULA meeting where Latin American ambassadors were able to thank the...

US Ambassador ‘flips out’ – Embassy 53
A friendly wager saw US Ambassador Matthew Barzun and Belgian Ambassador Guy Trouveroy pitted against each other in a...

Envoys reflect on WWI centenary – Embassy 53
Diplomatic missions across London turned their lights off and burned a solitary candle on 6 August to commemorate the centenary...

Stone age tools found at US Embassy – Embassy 52
Dig this: the Flintstones may have been the original occupants of the site of the new US Embassy in Nine Elms if artefacts unearthed in...

LBGT envoys invited to event – Embassy 52
The New Zealand High Commission will host a LGBT Reception on 13 June 2014 at New Zealand House...

Dutch Embassy goes on sale – Embassy 52
The Dutch embassy in Kensington has been put on the block and is expected to attract offers in the region of £150 million...

Twitter escalates embassy protests, warns DPG – Embassy 52
Social media has increased the risk of an embassy protest escalating out of control, officers of the Security Liaison Unit (SLU) warned...

FCO launches first-ever Diplomatic Academy – Embassy 52
A Diplomatic Academy to promote excellence in the British foreign service was launched at the Leadership Conference in May...

Bosnian flood appeal – Embassy 52
The Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina has created a dedicated account to facilitate the transfer of funds to assist the victims...

Envoys honoured for civil society work – Embassy 52
Three heads of mission were recognised for their work with civil society at the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards...

Record turnout at Embassy Event Expo – Embassy 51
Embassy Events recorded its biggest ever event, where more than 200 diplomats from 100 missions attended this year’s Event Expo...

Top London envoys recognised for diplomatic skills – Embassy 51
Envoys who have excelled in diplomacy were honoured at this year’s Diplomat of the Year Awards, as voted by their peers...

Prince William to join FCO – Embassy 51
According to royal aides, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is set to join the Foreign Office as part of his training for his future role as...

Rwanda remembers – Embassy 51
Diplomats and MPs joined the High Commisioner for Rwanda HE Mr Williams Nkurunziza and more than 700 Rwandans in...

Dress-down diplomacy at Winfield House – Embassy 51
Society magazine Tatler has ranked US Ambassador Matthew Barzun and his wife Brooke as London’s most “desirable party guests” ...

Hairdresser gets blowdryer treatment from North Koreans – Embassy 51
A hair salon used a poster of Kim Jong-un’s short-back-and sides hairstyle to promote a special offer, after hearing rumours...

Iran re-opens consulate – Embassy 51
Iran has re-opened its Embassy in London but it will only be offering consular services. Political work will still be undertaken by...

New Marshal takes office – Embassy 50
Career diplomat Alistair Harrison CMG CVO has assumed the role of Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps as media speculation grows...

State immunity dispute to be a test case – Embassy 50
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling plans to use an employment dispute involving two embassy workers suing their missions in a legal...

Ballet demo makes a pointe – Embassy 50
Human rights organisation Amnesty International staged a ‘pointed’ protest outside the Russian Embassy in Kensington ahead...

DPG officers held over allegedly sharing obscene images – Embassy 50
Three police officers from the Diplomatic Protection Group, which protects London’s missions, have been arrested for allegedly exchanging...

Envoys remember Mandela – Embassy 49
Flags at embassies across London were lowered to half-mast as diplomats joined long queues of mourners outside South Africa House...

Staff may sue missions, court rules – Embassy 49
Embassies may not be able to rely on state immunity to avoid claims brought against them by locally-employed staff, following a landmark...

Missions welcome in Nine Elms, says council leader – Embassy 49
The American Embassy would welcome the development of a new diplomatic quarter in Nine Elms, US Ambassador Matthew Barzun...

MacDonald House sold for £300m – Embassy 49
One less flag will be lining London’s Grosvenor Square after the Indian developer Lodha Group bought the Canadian High Commission’s...

Marshal standing down – Embassy 49
The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Mr Charles Gray CMG will be resigning his post. Mr Gray has served as HM Marshal for...

Envoys toast baby Prince of the Realm – Embassy 48
London’s most senior diplomat has described the birth of Prince George, Britain’s third in line to the throne, as a “joyful occasion”...

FCO mulls legal action over  C-charge – Embassy 48
The Foreign Office is considering taking legal action “to resolve the impasse” over unpaid congestion penalties owed by foreign diplomats, which total almost £70 million.

Banks turn their backs on embassies – Embassy 48
More than 40 diplomatic missions have been left without banking facilities after HSBC closed their bank accounts...

US Ambassador to UK announced – Embassy 48
This week Matthew Barzun is expected to be confirmed by the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as the US Ambassador to Britain...

Mandela Day tribute – Embassy 48
On the hottest day of the year, volunteers from the South African High Commission celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday...

Embassy debt up, diplomatic ‘crimes’ down – Embassy 48
Debt owed by diplomatic missions in unpaid business rates has soared by 20 per cent over the past year, to almost £675,000, Foreign...

A perfect foil for diplomacy – Embassy 48
While most of the diplomatic corps will be enjoying a relaxing summer, the Ambassador of Panama, Ana Delgado, will be packing her épée...

Awards recognise top envoys – Embassy 47
The Diplomat of the Year Awards were recently presented to envoys in London who have excelled in their duties over the past year, as nominated by their peers.

Embassies owe £70m in Congestion charges – Embassy 47
Diplomatic missions in London have racked up debt worth £70,068,175 in unpaid congestion charges, according to figures released by Transport for London.

Frightening the horses... – Embassy 47
Things normally run like clockwork at Buckingham Palace so The Queen must have wondered what was keeping the Egyptian Ambassador when he hadn’t arrived to present his credentials.

Culture and protocol networks launched – Embassy 46
Two diplomatic networks for protocol and  cultural attachés were launched at the recent Embassy Event Expo...

Oliver Stone visits Assange at Ecuadorian Embassy – Embassy 46
Oscar-winning film director Oliver Stone has paid a visit to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy...

North Korean Ambassador makes rare public appearance – Embassy 46
As tensions increased on the Korean peninsula, the North Korean Ambassador to Britain, Hyon Hak Bong, gave a speech...

No keys to Syrian Embassy (yet) – Embassy 46
Foreign Secretary William Hague told members of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces there were no...

Caribbean Evening raises funds for mayoral charities – Embassy 46
The High Commissioner for Grenada Ruth Elizabeth Rouse joined forces with the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Adrian Knowles...

Start of a new diplomatic quarter? – Embassy 46
News that the Dutch Embassy is moving to Nine Elms, site of the new US Embassy, has raised the prospect that the development south...

US chargé ‘moved’ by marathon – Embassy 46
Barbara Stephenson, chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy in London, was touched by the show of respect and solidarity London Marathon...

Afghan Embassy’s new gender unit marks Women’s Day – Embassy 46
The Ambassador of Afghanistan Dr Daud Yaar invited FCO Minister Baroness Warsi and senior women officials to a Women's Day...

Armenian Ambassador remembered – Embassy 45
London's Ambassadors joined colleagues and friends of the late Ambassador of Armenia Mrs Karine Kazinian at Yeghiche's...

Grassroot diplomats recognised – Embassy 45
Ambassadors won in three categories at the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Awards, an initiative recognising work that connects governments...

Canada High Commission for sale – Embassy 45
Canada’s government is expected to put up for sale Macdonald House, its High Commission on Grosvenor Square, which is thought to be...

Assange asylum costs Met £3m – Embassy 45
The cost of a round-the-clock guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, where Julian Assange sought asylum last June, has reached...

US Embassy staff – Embassy 45
On the first leg of his European tour, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with US Embassy staff and their families to thank them...

New Protocol Director addresses trials facing women envoys – Embassy 45
Foreign ministries need to be pro-active in encouraging women to apply for senior positions and should put in place family-friendly policies...

Simon Martin gets medal – Embassy 44
Congratulations to Simon Martin, the former FCO Director of Protocol who was awarded a CMG for his services to diplomacy...

Envoys owe £1.4m in fines – Embassy 44
Foreign diplomats owe Westminster council almost £1.4 million in outstanding parking fines, a Freedom of Information Reques...

TFL seeks ICJ to rule on CC dispute – Embassy 44
The Foreign Office has been asked to take the decade-long legal dispute over the Congestion Charge to the International Court of Justice...

New Vice Chair of DPAAL – Embassy 44
Sohair Younis, Press Counsellor at the Egyptian Embassy, has been appointed Vice President of the Diplomatic Press Attaché...

Dotcom diplomat tipped as ambassador – Embassy 44
As predicted by Embassy magazine, former US Ambassador to Sweden and trusted financial adviser to Barack Obama, Matthew Barzun...

Helicopter crash raises questions about security – Embassy 44
Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered a review of the rules governing flights over London, following a helicopter crash...

Corps mourns death of Ambassador – Embassy 43
London’s diplomatic corps has expressed its shock and sadness at the news of the untimely death on 6 December of Karine Kazinian...

Obituary - In Memory of Karine Kazinian – Embassy 43
Diplomacy came naturally to Karine Kazinian. Married to a distinguished Armenian envoy, George Kazinian, the couple embarked on their...

TREE OF LIFE – the lighting of the Trafalgar Square – Embassy 43
Christmas tree signals the start of Christmas in London. In a tradition dating back to 1947, the tree is a token of thanks to the British...

Is London or Paris in Vogue? – Embassy 43
News that US Ambassador Louis Susman will be stepping down following President Obama’s re-election has set tongues wagging...

Barbados gets Olympic win – Embassy 43
Jacqueline Austin of the Barbados High Commission struck gold by most accurately predicting the  medal table in the London...

All change at Protocol – Embassy 42
Following a successful Diamond Jubilee and Olympics there is a significant turnover of key staff at the Protocol Directorate...

New drink quotas to curb tax fraud – Embassy 42
Reduced allowances for duty-free alcohol came into effect in October as part of measures to clamp down on diplomatic missions...

US Embassy gears up for Election Night party – Embassy 42
With one of the tightest US presidential races predicted in years, the US Embassy’s Election Night Party...

On the Fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 42
A funny death... Tweet 'n sour...

Iraqi FM reopens mission – Embassy 41
A capacity crowd crammed into the Embassy of Iraq to witness the Foreign Minister of Iraq Mr Hoshyar Zibari cut the ribbon...

Diplomat swims the Channel – Embassy 41
Braving icy 14C water (without a wetsuit), stormy weather and one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, Mike Guy of the Bahamas High...

Diplomatic debt mountain grows – Embassy 41
Foreign diplomats in London owe £58m in congestion charges since the scheme’s 2003 launch, the Foreign Office says...

Game on – Embassy 41
London’s diplomats have given the preparations for the 2012 Olympics the thumbs up, saying the sporting spectacle will be a good...

Envoys praise London’s ‘People’s Games’ – Embassy 41
Foreign diplomats in the capital have applauded the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics and the British public for staging...

Table toppers – Embassy 41
Predicting the scramble for the top of the medal table and what a medal haul says about a country is a habitual preoccupation for...

Queen is ‘global ambassador’ – Dean – Embassy 40
As London’s diplomatic community joined in the Diamond Jubilee festivities, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps paid tribute...

The Queen and her Ambassadors – Embassy 40
Elizabeth Stewart looks back at the 60-year relationship between the Queen and the heads of mission at the Court of St James’s...

The Queen, the Marshal and the diplomatic pooch – Embassy 40
Those who have had the privilege of working with the Queen will tell you that despite her status, she does not stand on ceremony...

Reflections on... a Royal refrain – Embassy 40
All heads of mission get the opportunity to meet the Queen during their brief tours of duty, but for Australian High Commissioner John Dauth...

Reflections on... a Royal inspiration – Embassy 40
The Queen was an inspiration to the youth in her Commonwealth. The High Commissioner for Bangladesh Mr Sayeedur Rahman Khan...

Diamond Jubilee highlights – Embassy 40
Embassy magazine has compiled the most memorable moments of an unforgettable Diamond Jubilee celebration...

Diamond Jubilee messages – Embassy 40
Many ambassadors sent in personal reflections on The Queen and the Diamond Jubilee. Here is a selection...

Commonwealth leaders honour Queen – Embassy 40
Commonwealth leaders and High Commissioners presented Queen Elizabeth with a commemorative plaque at a Diamond Jubilee...

Half a million to be vetted for Olympic Park access – Embassy 40
The Home Office is two-thirds of the way through vetting 500,000 local and foreign people who have applied for access to the Olympic Park...

Envoys start Euro 2012 – Embassy 40
The Spanish Embassy team was crowned the champions of the Diplomatic Euro 2012 Tournament, beating the Foreign Office...

US Embassy and Chelsea FC to be neighbours? – Embassy 40
The US Embassy has said it would welcome a move by Chelsea Football Club to buy Battersea Power Station, refuting media reports...

Boris ‘best Ambassador’ for London – Embassy 39
London’s diplomats voted Boris Johnson as the best ambassador for London of all the mayoral candidates in an Embassy poll...

Hollywood legends party at Winfield House – Embassy 39
US Ambassador and Mrs Susman mingled with greats of the silver screen as they hosted a reception at Winfield House to launch the...

DPG security seminar focuses on Olympics plans – Embassy 39
Embassy Security Liaison Officers received an update on security plans for the Olympic Games from the International Liaison Unit at...

Protesters close off Belgrave Square – Embassy 39
Road access to Belgrave Square was sealed off recently after two activists scaled the roof of the Embassy of Bahrain, protesting...

Ambassador wives in UK support UN counterparts’ plea to Asma Al-Assad – Embassy 39
Wives of Ambassadors to the UK have welcomed the initiative of their counterparts at the UN to send a video message to the wife...

Envoys honoured for excellence – Embassy 39
Outstanding heads of mission who over the past year have risen to the challenge under trying political circumstances were recognised...

Busy airports may leave Olympic VIPs stranded – Embassy 38
Heads of state could be left unable to land at London’s airports during peak times of the 2012 Olympics if embassies fail to book...

High Commissioner gets a gong – Embassy 38
Diplomats, family and friends of the Antigua and Barbuda High Commissioner Dr Carl Roberts gathered for a joyous...

Senior Maldives HC staff resign – Embassy 37
The High Commissioner for the Maldives Farah Faizal and the Deputy High Commissioner Mr Naushad Waheed have resigned...

Congolese envoys claim asylum – Embassy 37
Three diplomats at the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo in London have resigned their posts and have sought asylum in the UK...

DPG boosts security at Syrian Embassy – Embassy 37
The Diplomatic Protection Group has bolstered its security outside the Syrian Embassy after the embassy was subjected to an attack...

Greek solidarity protests – Embassy 37
Scores of demonstrators marched on the EU Commission offices in Smith Square in a ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ protest...

On the Fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 37
Every diplomat has his day; Alcohol, protocol... and War by
other means...

Queen says C-Charge is a tax – Embassy 36
London’s diplomats have always held the Queen in high esteem but her stock has soared after it transpired that Her Majesty...

Scuffles at Stop The War (STW) protest at US Embassy – Embassy 36
Police were deployed to the US Embassy as scuffles broke out at a recent two-hour Stop The War rally against Western intervention...

Anti-Kabila rally outside DRC Embassy – Embassy 36
Around 50 demonstrators recently gathered outside the DRC’s Embassy to protest against the re-election of President Laurent Kabila...

Occupy London evicted from Iraqi embassy office – Embassy 36
Police were forced to evict protesters from the Occupy London movement when it transpired their squat belonged to the Iraqi...

On the Fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 36
It’s a plot worthy of a James Bond movie but now we know the truth – the British were, in fact, spying on the Russians using a high-tech...

Poetry, peace and poignancy – Embassy 35
The traditional lighting of the Norwegian Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square – a gift of friendship from the people of Norway...

Diplomatic football – Embassy 35
One doesn’t often see a group of ambassadors down the pub, but on 2 December the Ambassadors of Poland and Ukraine got together...

20 arrested after protest – Embassy 35
Police arrested 20 people outside the US Embassy on suspicion of belonging to a group proscribed by the Home Office...

Russian Ambassador thanks Prince William for rescue – Embassy 35
Prince William has been praised by Russian Ambassador Mr Alexander Yakovenko for braving a ferocious storm to rescue...

Mayor Martin – Embassy 34
In the first of a two-part interview with the FCO Director of Protocol, Simon Martin explains to Elizabeth Stewart the perks and pitfalls...

Foreign Secretary Remembers – Embassy 34
Foreign Secretary William Hague (right) laid a wreath at the Foreign Office in memory of the 18 British diplomats who gave their lives...

Olympic planners ‘confident’ over security plans – Embassy 34
Olympic authorities have sought to allay fears over inadequate security at the Olympic Games following a media report alleging...

Chilean miners escape pod at IMO – Embassy 34
The rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners was a story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity that captured the imagination...

Drive to tackle diplomatic plate theft – Embassy 34
The Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG) and Foreign Office have launched an initiative to reduce the level of number plate...

Diplomats mourn with Norway – Embassy 33
The Embassy of Norway has been “overwhelmed and touched” by the flood of emails and letters received by the diplomatic community...

Diplomats blame system for bad image – Embassy 33
London’s more restrictive system of privileges lies behind the bad press suffered by diplomats in the Capital, a recent poll by Embassy...

CC deadlock as fines approach £50m – Embassy 33
Embassies have racked up nearly £50m in outstanding congestion charge fines as many of London’s missions continue...

Immunity laws should stay, say envoys – Embassy 33
The rules governing diplomatic immunity should not be revised, despite public demands to convict envoys accused of committing...

Diplomatic ‘crime’ dips – Embassy 33
Serious offences allegedly committed by diplomats declined slightly last year, according to a written statement made to Parliament...

Parking fines nearly cut by half – Embassy 33
The value of outstanding diplomatic parking tickets has been slashed by 42 per cent over the past year, according to an FCO...

Diplomatic debt down – Embassy 33
According to FCO figures, missions owe less in unpaid non-domestic rates than a year ago – but the UK government...

IMO honours piracy survivor – Embassy 33
Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea has been given the IMO’s Exceptional Bravery At Sea award for his heroic...

DPG urges caution after riots – Embassy 33
In response to the recent riots that have ravaged parts of the capital, the Diplomatic Protection Group has deployed additional...

Protesters uncowed by ‘threats’ – Embassy 32
Members of the Syrian community in the UK have continued their protests against President Bashar al-Assad outside the...

Greek diplomat wins Mini – Embassy 32
It was fitting that Dimitra Kouka, from the Greek Embassy, walked away with a brand-new Mini at the recent IDS Win a Mini! prize draw...

Smash hit – Embassy 32
The location was Southwest London and tennis legend Martina Navratilova was on court, but this was not Wimbledon...

Gunmen hold up diplomat in £2m mugging – Embassy 32
Armed robbers held up an Arab diplomat outside the National Bank of Dubai in Knightsbridge after he withdrew £2m in cash...

New IMO head – Embassy 32
Mr Koji Sekimizu of Japan has been elected as the new Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)...

London scores top marks in Embassy Census – Embassy 31

Nordic lights for peace – Embassy 31
Envoys have given London top grades as a diplomatic posting, but factors such as the erosion of privileges and the spiralling cost...

Tsunami tragedy inspires art – Embassy 31
A diplomat and award-winning artist from the tiny archipelago of The Maldives has put a painting up for auction to raise funds...

Envoys mourn quake victims – Embassy 31
London’s diplomatic community joined with their colleagues at the New Zealand High Commission and the Japanese Embassy to mourn...

Congestion charge ‘ineffective’ – Embassy 31
Boris Johnson’s media adviser, Guto Harri, admitted to diplomats that the Congestion Charge is ineffective at reducing traffic...

Camp Ashraf protest at US Embassy – Embassy 31
Demonstrators gathered outside the US Embassy to protest against the recent killing of at least 17 civilians in Camp Ashraf in Iraq...

Pro-and Anti-hijab demos outside French Embassy – Embassy 31
Muslim women dressed in the hijab protested outside the French Embassy in Knightsbridge against the coming into force...

Squatters target DRC residence – Embassy 31
Property owned by the government Democratic Republic of the Congo was occupied by serial squatters who created a website...

DPG gears up for 2012 – Embassy 31
Diplomatic missions should to prepare for extra disruption due to major events planned in the city over the next 12 months, including...

Uprisings spark demos at missions
– Embassy 31London’s diplomatic quarter has been at the centre of protests over the past month inspired by revolutions in Middle East.

Diplomats uncovered – Embassy 31
With the UK participating in a nationwide census, Embassy magazine decided to take a snapshot of diplomatic life in London.

The world’s first BMW Group International & Specialist Sales Division – Embassy 31
BMW Diplomatic Sales in London are proud to announce the world’s first BMW Group International & Specialist Sales Division.

Corps toasts Wills and Kate – Embassy 31
London’s Ambassadors and High Commissioners had ringside seats to the Wedding of the Century – turning them into overnight celebrities...

Royal Wedding Photo Album
Heads of Mission and their partners joined Foreign Secretary William Hague at Lancaster House for a joyful champagne reception...

Congestion Charge changes cause alarm – Embassy 29
Notification from the Foreign Office of the imminent removal of the western extension of the Congestion Charging Zone...

Green embassies: mission possible? – Embassy 29
Every year diplomatic missions worldwide emit more than 3 million tonnes of C02 on energy alone, so embassies in London...

Sustainability with credibility – Embassy 29
Policy: With sustainability forming a core theme of the Norwegian Embassy’s activities, it was decided that diplomats...

Refit and rebuild – Embassy 29
Policy: In line with US President Obama’s drive to slash the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions...

FCO: Greening a global network – Embassy 29 
Policy: The UK is committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. As part of this goal, each Government...

Champion’s League – Embassy 29
As the FCO’s Sustainability Champion for Europe, Ambassador David Blunt leads by example at his own Embassy in Zagreb...

Getting advice and support – Embassy 29
Boris Johnson has set an ambitious goal to cut London’s C02 emissions to 60% of 1990 levels by 2025. To achieve this he has introduced...

The Green List – Embassy 29
A list of reputable Green Suppliers

Calling all Ambassadors – Embassy 29
The London 2012 Games are a unique and outstanding opportunity for London and the UK. London will undoubtedly...

Dear diplomats – Embassy 28
Firstly I’d like to wish you a very warm welcome to London. I know many of you have lived here for a number of years...

Pakistan Earthquake Appeal – Embassy 28
The High Commission for Pakistan has appealed to friends in the international community to come to Pakistan’s assistance...

DPG messaging systems – Embassy 28
London’s diplomatic missions have been urged to contact the Diplomatic Protection Group about their messaging systems.

Dean wins faith award – Embassy 27
The Ambassador of Kuwait and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Khaled Al-Duwaisan, was recently awarded the Three Faiths...

New WDS Committee – Embassy 27
Uganda’s High Commissioner, HE Joan Rwabyomere, has been elected the new Chair of the Women in Diplomatic Service...

Cuts in VIP protection – Embassy 27
Foreign dignitaries visiting the UK may in future not receive the same level of protection, due to budget cuts at Scotland Yard...

Envoy ‘offences’ up – Embassy 27
Crimes allegedly committed by diplomats in the UK rose sharply in 2009, with some of the more serious misdemeanours...

Diplomatic debt dented (a bit) – Embassy 27
In the spirit of austerity measures to cut budget deficits, London’s diplomatic missions are paying back more of their debt...

Traffic fines soar – Embassy 27
London’s diplomatic missions owe more than £36 million in outstanding congestion charge penalties and parking fines...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 27
We all know that 007 has a number of identities, and apparently he has a doppelganger on the London diplomatic circuit...

Corps picks World Cup winners – Embassy 26
Like Paul the octopus, London’s diplomats got it right, overwhelmingly predicting Spain to raise the Football World Cup trophy on 11 July...

Congestion charge hike – Embassy 26
London’s diplomats are up in arms over the proposed increase in the Congestion Charge to £10 at the end of next year...

Camilla offers tour for charity – Embassy 26
The Duchess of Cornwall donated a private tour of Clarence House, home to the Prince of Wales and his sons, in an auction...

Not just a game – Embassy 26
No matter who lifts the World Cup trophy, South Africa is the real winner, says High Commissioner Zola Skweyiya...

Diplomat of the Year Awards – Embassy 25
The Czech Embassy walked away with two gongs at this year’s Diplomat Awards. The late Ambassador Jan Winkler was...

Countdown to Olympics – Embassy 25
With heavy demands on the police force during the Olympics, diplomatic missions should not delay making additional security arrangement...

Lusitânia Brazil win the triple in diplomatic football league
Embassy 25
Lusitânia Brazil swept the boards in the Diplomatic Football Association–International Football League season...

Diplomats unite in grief – Embassy 24
A constant stream of diplomats joined thousands of Poles as they filed through the flower-bedecked doors of the Polish Embassy...

In Memorium – Embassy 24
HE Ms Barbara Tuge-Erecinska, Ambassador of Poland, gives this tribute to honour the President of the Republic of Poland...

Historic DPG shake-up – Embassy 24
The Diplomatic Protection Group has adopted a new ‘neighbourhood policing’ strategy in the biggest change to the organisation...

Soldiers remembered – Embassy 24
The forgotten fallen from the Commonwealth who gave their lives in two world wars were commemorated in a solemn ceremony...

Event Expo attracts record crowds – Embassy 24
The second annual Embassy Event Expo attracted record numbers with more than 140 embassy workers from 70 missions...

Dinner breaks all fundraising records – Embassy 24
This year’s International Child Protection Dinner held at the Spanish Ambassador’s Residence and attended by HRH Princess...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 24
While the British public rubs its hands in anticipation of closely-fought elections, staff at the Foreign Office are secretly hoping...

Calls to end diplomatic servant abuse – Embassy 23
The ban on diplomatic servants changing employers should be lifted to protect staff from abuse, an MP has urged parliament...

Mission reopens – Embassy 23
The Seychelles has re-opened its High Commission in London and the new resident High Commissioner is HE Mr Patrick Pillay...

Unpaid CC fines soar – Embassy 23
The cost of embassies evading the congestion charge in central London has soared by 40 per cent in a year, amounting...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 23
Last month it was the Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor’s turn to be called in by the Foreign Office to explain the recent...

Chile Embassy aid quake victims – Embassy 23
Staff at the Chilean Embassy have been working tirelessly to assist their nationals in the wake of the devastating earthquake...

Weak pound hits FCO – Embassy 22
Foreign Office programmes and diplomatic posts may be under threat after it was revealed that the department faces a budget shortfall...

Misson upgrade – Embassy 22
The Consulate General of Monaco is now an Embassy and the Consul General, Mrs Evelyn Genta...

New head of Protocol – Embassy 21
Simon Martin took up his new role as Director of Protocol at the Foreign Office this month succeeding Sarah Gillett...

Commonwealth gets new member – Embassy 21
Rwanda has joined the Commonwealth to become the organisation's 54th member state. The decision to admit the country...

Diplomatic Exchange – Embassy 21
to buy or sell goods or services with fellow diplomats...

Boris urged to write to Obama over C-Charge – Embassy 21
The London Assembly has upped the ante in the Congestion Charge row with London's embassies by urging the Mayor to pile the pressure on non-paying missions.

Embassy relocations – Embassy 20
New contact details for Kosovo and Albania...

Rapist escapes from embassy – Embassy 20
A convicted double rapist escaped through a toilet window from the Pakistan High Commission...

Protocol Director heads for hills – Embassy 20
Embassy Magazine joins the rest of the diplomatic corps in congratulating Sarah Gillett, the FCO Director of Protocol...

US Embassy sold – Embassy 20
The US embassy building has been sold to Qatari Diar, a Qatari real estate firm...

EL SALVADOR EMERGENCY APPEAL – Embassy 20
The Embassy of El Salvador wishes to advise the international community of the state of national emergency declared...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 20
It was with some amusement that I read in the papers that  X Factor contestants had shacked up next to Ambassador Fu Ying...

US Embassy in VAT row – Embassy 19
An expert on the Vienna Conventions says the dispute between the US Embassy and the Treasury over tax has implications for all missions.

‘The Iceberg’ cometh – Embassy 19
Wandsworth Council has granted outline planning permission for the construction of a new American Embassy nicknamed ‘The Iceberg’...

US Embassy gets listed status – Embassy 19
The US Embassy in Mayfair has been granted Grade II Listed status as an example of Modernist architecture...

Missions face CC charge hike – Embassy 19
London’s diplomats may have to brace themselves for a sharp increase in congestion charge fares from December 2010, as revealed...

Ambassador’s ‘hitman’ jailed – Embassy 19
A delivery man, who sparked a diplomatic security alert by threatening to assassinate the Turkish Ambassador, has been jailed...

New Protocol Deputy Director – Embassy 19
Alison MacMillan has succeeded Jackie Barson as the new Deputy Director of Protocol at the Foreign Office...

Director of Protocol honoured – Embassy 19
Sarah Gillett, the Director of Protocol at the Foreign Office, has been awarded the Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG)...

NOTICE: Embassy relocations – Embassy 19
New contact details for Chile and Montenegro...

Ambassadors can turn their backs on Queen – Embassy 19
In a break with tradition, ambassadors and high commissioners no longer need to walk backwards when exiting the room...

Anti-coup protest at embassy – Embassy 19
Latin America solidarity organisations recently protested outside the Honduran Embassy against the coup in Honduras...

Animal welfare demonstrations – Embassy 19
Protesters from animal welfare charities gathered outside the Japanese Embassy to protest against the annual slaughter of 20,000 dolphins...

Hunger strike at embassy ends – Embassy 19
Twelve Iranian hunger strikers outside the US Embassy, who were kept alive by drinking sugary tea, ended their 72-day protest...

Postal strikes hit embassies – Embassy 19
London’s diplomatic missions were forced to rely on email, fax and private courier companies to ensure the delivery of urgent mail...

Filipino diaspora rallies to aid flood victims – Embassy 19
The Embassy of the Philippines has been inundated with offers of aid by businesses and the Filipino diaspora in the UK...

Jennifer Okello – Embassy 19
The Embassy Group joins the London diplomatic corps to mourn the sudden passing of Jennifer Okello, First Secretary at the Uganda...

New YDL President elected – Embassy 19
At the recent AGM of the Young Diplomats in London, Verne Augustin of the St Lucia High Commission...

New Press Club launched – Embassy 19
Public diplomacy officers at London’s missions have established the Diplomatic Press Attaché Association of London (DPAAL)...

YDL unveils new logo – Embassy 19
The YDL have revamped their branding with a contemporary new logo and a new-look website...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 19
So what does happen behind the fortress gates of the US Embassy, you ask? A lot, especially in that basement pub...

Embassy debts increase by 50% – Embassy 18
The British government is subsidising diplomatic missions that do not pay their rates and taxes to the tune of over £600,000...

Diplomatic ‘crimes’ halve – Embassy 18
The number of serious offences allegedly committed by diplomats declined by 50% over the past year, according to figures...

Missions told to prepare for flu – Embassy 18
The Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG) has urged London’s diplomatic missions to put business continuity plans in place over the summer...

Missions owe £27m in fines – Embassy 18
Foreign diplomats owe over £27m in unpaid traffic penalties, according to figures compiled by the Foreign Office...

Diplomat’s son detained for stabbing father – Embassy 18
The high-flying son of an African diplomat has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order after stabbing his church-going father...

Diplomatic masterchef – Embassy 18
With the Masterchef craze sweeping Britain, the Danish Embassy decided to get a slice of the action by organising an Away Day...

YDL’s first wedding – Embassy 18
They might have been born 7000 miles apart but love conquers all – with a little help from the YDL...

‘Tis The Season – Embassy 18
London’s young diplomats made the most of the British Season, dressed in their finest for a day at the races at...

YDL launches lunchtime lectures – Embassy 18
The guest speaker at the inaugural YDL lunchtime lectures was Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart Embassy 18
Recently I was taking snaps at a diplomatic reception when a (non-diplomatic) guest sidled up to me and asked me slyly...

Reagan in Grosvenor Square – Embassy 17
Former US President Ronald Reagan is being honoured with a bronze statue outside the US Embassy...

Embassy sizes up CO2 footprint – Embassy 17
The Norwegian Embassy has had its carbon footprint measured in the first phase of a pilot project aimed at transforming the mission...

EU Presidency goes green – Embassy 17
To launch the start of the Swedish EU presidency – and to promote environmental sustainability – the Swedish Embassy...

DPG revamps website – Embassy 17
The Diplomatic Protection Group has expanded its Diplomatic Security Bulletin Board to keep the diplomatic community...

Lithuanians celebrate Millennium Odyssey – Embassy 17Over 400 Lithuanians gathered at Tower Millennium Pier to greet the brave yachtsmen of the Lithuanian Millennium...

Freedom of the City granted to diplomatic duo – Embassy 17
The Ambassador of Andorra Maria Rosa Picart and her husband Reg Francis were both given the Freedom...

Poetic charity – Embassy 17
Departing South African High Commissioner Lindiwe Mabuza bid farewell to her colleagues in the Women in Diplomatic Service in poetic style...

DAN turns twoEmbassy 17
Political counsellors from 20 missions, all members of the Diplomatic Afghanistan Network (DAN), recently enjoyed a celebratory...

IDS and YDL join forces to raise funds Embassy 17
Young Diplomats in London and IDS participated in this year’s ISS World Market, where their stand raised £353...

Book your trip to paradise Embassy 17
Join Young Diplomats in London for five days in paradise in St Lucia this October. Only a few tickets are left so book now or miss out...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart Embassy 17
Well you read it first in Embassy: as we predicted back in March, Chicago lawyer, investment banker and Democratic Party fundraiser...

London diplomatic corps remembers Jan Winkler Embassy 16
Diplomats, the Czech Foreign Minister, members of the British Royal Family, WWII veterans and the Czech community...

Poland crowned league champs – Embassy 16
Forget the FA Cup - there was plenty  of drama in this year's Diplomatic Football Association season...

Ambassadors honoured – Embassy 16
The Ambassador of Kuwait and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award...

US Embassy unveils new site – Embassy 16
Plans for the new US Embassy in Nine Elms received overwhelming approval from local residents, with 91% of respondents...

Six arrested in Embassy riots – Embassy 16
Six men suspected of violent disorder during a series of demonstrations outside the Israeli embassy

A day in the life of Patrick Doyle – Embassy 16
They say that wine is the lubricant of diplomacy, so it was fitting that Patrick Doyle, the managing director of IDS...

New WDS Committee elected – Embassy 16
The Women in Diplomatic Service elected a new committee for 2009/10 at their AGM in March. Andorran Ambassador Maria Rosa Picart...

YDL donates funds to WFP – Embassy 16
Bernard Hamilton, President Young Diplomats in London and Deputy High Commissioner for Malta, donated a £2500

Jan Winkler's death – Embassy 15
London’s diplomats were united in mourning following the sudden death of the Czech Ambassador Jan Winkler...

In Memory of Jan Winkler – Embassy 15
Ambassador Jan Winkler was one of a kind. In my first interview with him, he revealed that his preferred mode of transport was...

Aussies rally to aid fire victims – Embassy 15
Members of the Royal Family, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Opposition Leader David Cameron and diplomats visited the Australian High...

Mayor urges US Embassy to rethink – Embassy 15
Mayor Boris Johnson has called on President Barack Obama to reverse the US Embassy's refusal to pay the congestion charge.

'Hoover' tipped to be US Ambassador – Embassy 15
A Chicago lawyer, investment banker and Democratic fundraiser is rumoured to be a frontrunner as President Barack Obama's...

Envoy honoured at Oscars – Embassy 15
Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup was recognised for his novel Q&A at this year's Academy Awards. His book, adapted for the movie Slumdog...

US Embassy on YouTube – Embassy 15
The US Embassy London has expanded its virtual diplomacy by launching a YouTube channel...

IDS Diplomatic Cup finalists – Embassy 15
Ecuador made it through to the Diplomatic Football Association’s IDS Diplomatic Cup Final by snatching victory from rivals Lusitania Brazil...

East-West conference – Embassy 15
The Ambassador of Azerbaijan addressed a recent conference entitled Azerbaijan: Connecting East and West, jointly organised...

US promises iconic mission – Embassy 15
The US Embassy recently held a public exhibition of its plans to relocate to Wandsworth, giving residents a chance to air their views about the project.

WDS Annual Dinner – Embassy 15
The Women in Diplomatic Service enjoyed an elegant reception and gala dinner at the House of Lords hosted by Lord Clinton Davis. The evening included a tour

Kosovo FM opens new Embassy – Embassy 15
Kosovo's Foreign Minister Skender Hyseni formally inaugurated London's newest Embassy during a two-day visit of the Capital.

YDL raises money for Latin America – Embassy 15
YDL President Bernard Hamilton and Vice President Paola Ramirez presented the charity Discovering Latin America with a cheque...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart Embassy 15
An Ambassador at a reception recently told me he'd cracked the secret to British politics. His secret?...

Embassy riot probe – Embassy 14
Police have released images of six suspects following violent demonatrations outside the Israeli Embassy in London in protest...

US Embassy in sale talks – Embassy 14
The US government is in talks to sell its imposing Mayfair embassy to a property investment company backed by Qatar Investment Authority...

Al Gurg – going, going, gong! – Embassy 14
It's the end of an era – after serving as the UAE's Man in London for 18 years, Easa Al Gurg is finally returning to  Dubai for good...

Chilean Embassy to move – Embassy 14
The Embassy of Chile will be relocating to a new premises in July. The new property has been purchased in Westminster, a stone's throw...

Arsonist spared jail – Embassy 14
An Iranian Kurd asylum-seeker was handed a  suspended jail sentence for setting fire to the Iranian Embassy...

Deadline extended for servants – Embassy 14
The UK Border Agency has extended the deadline for diplomatic servants to apply to remain in the UK with no immigration controls...

YDL helps homeless – Embassy 14
A cheque for £2000 from the YDL’s Shiny Party was donated to St Mungo’s, a charity devoted to helping homeless people in London...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 14
As each new day brings ever more gloom about the state of the world economy, there is one lucky group doing well out of the financial crisis...

A day in the life of – Embassy 14
Rossana Pittelli...

Chinese PM greeted by protests – Embassy 14
Violence briefly flared outside the Chinese Embassy as Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao arrived on an official visit to the UK...

Lighting up London for Christmas – Embassy 13
On 30 November, a folklore troupe from the Carpathian mountains launched London’s festive season...

Embassies plan for terrorist attacks –Embassy 13
London’s embassies recently took part in a simulated terrorist attack, the first of its kind aimed at diplomat...

New rules for servants – Embassy 13
Diplomats employing private servants from third countries will need to be registered as a sponsor with the Border Agency...

Envoys who saved Jews honoured – Embassy 13
Foreign Secretary David Miliband recently unveiled a plaque in the Foreign Office commemorating courageous...

Diplomats rack up 1.5m in fines – Embassy 13
Embassies in central London owe more than £1.5m in unpaid parking fines, Westminster Council has revealed...

Security breech at national day – Embassy 13
A protester infiltrated Bahrain’s National Day celebrations and caused a disturbance when he started shouting...

DPG gets thumbs up – Embassy 13
Embassy officials have given the Diplomatic Protection Group their seal of approval, a recent survey...

Missions owe £23m in unpaid CC charges – Embassy 13
Foreign embassies refusing to pay London’s congestion charge have accrued a bill in excess of £23m...

Poll fever hits Embassy – Embassy 12
As polling stations around America brace themselves for long queues of voters, voting assistance officers at US Embassies around the world...

Embassy siege gunman paroled – Embassy 12
London – The only surviving terrorist from the Iranian Embassy siege has been released on parole...

Networking for nature – Embassy 12
Ambassador Liliana Fernandez made a plea for conservation diplomacy at an event co-hosted by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature...

New YDL committee elected – Embassy 12
The YDL has grown as an organisation, notching up almost £10,000 for charity and putting on a packed programme of activities this year...

YDL working for women – Embassy 12
A cheque of £4,000, the proceeds of the YDL’s Zanzafrica event at Marlborough House, was presented to Friends of the Commonwealth...

Embassy welcomes new envoys – Embassy 11
Over 130 newly-arrived diplomats from more than 60 diplomatic missions descended on the English Speaking Union for the first-ever Embassy Induction Seminar...

FCO hosts Eid Al-Fitr party – Embassy 11
David Miliband, alongside the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and the Communities Minister Hazel Blears...

US Embassy heading south – Embassy 11
The gilded American eagle of Grosvenor Square might well be migrating south of the river to Battersea, the US Embassy has announced...

Great Wall trek – Embassy 11
The Lithuanian Ambassador has just completed a gruelling ten-day expedition along the Great Wall of China to raise funds for charity...

Son of diplomat charged with murdering his father – Embassy 10
It’s been a month of vibrating pockets. You must have seen it: a diplomat surreptitiously reading texts during dinners and receptions.

Saudi Ambassadors meet – Embassy 10
The first regional meeting of Saudi ambassadors in Europe was held at the Saudi Embassy in London in July...

Diplomatic duo share top job – Embassy 10
For the first time in the history of the Foreign Office, a husband and wife team will be joint heads of a British diplomatic mission...

Brits behaving badly abroad – Embassy 10
Record numbers of British tourists are falling foul of the law, a survey compiled by the FCO has revealed...

Fiji and Estonia establish ties – Embassy 10
They might be on opposite ends of the earth but in London...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 10
They might be on opposite ends of the earth but in London...

It’s a boy! – Embassy 9
Congratulations to Bernard and Vanessa Hamilton on the birth of their baby boy

New Tajik Embassy – Embassy 9
The Court of St James’s has increased with the addition of a brand new mission...

Cyprus on the move – Embassy 9
This month the President of Cyprus inaugurated the spacious new High Commission in St James’s Square to much fanfare...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 9

Shock at Royal Suite price hikes – Embassy 8
Embassies will be charged £1,000 for dignitaries using the Royal Suite, it was recently announced by the Foreign Office...

US perimeter fence complete – Embassy 8
By mid-June the US Embassy's perimeter security project will be complete, US Ambassador Robert Tuttle has announced.

Embassy insurance firm launched – Embassy 8
A new insurance company for envoys has launched. Towergate Embassy Insurance (TIC) is owned by Towergate Insurance, which already works with 50 missions...

IMO HQ gets hi-tech makeover – Embassy 8
After a 20-month refurbishment, the IMO headquarters have re-opened for business. The formal re-launch will take place at a special ceremony in mid-June to coincide...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 8

Envoys choose Boris – Embassy 7
Boris Johnson has won by a whisker in a poll of London’s diplomats who picked him as the mayoral candidate who would make the best Ambassador for London...

Candidates to 'engage' with corps – Embassy 7
Whoever Londoners pick on Thursday as the capital’s new Mayor, embassies  in the capital will be the winners with all three candidates promising renewed cooperation with...

Outcry at VIP hikes – Embassy 7
The FCO decision to withdraw funding from the VIP lounges at airports has sparked outrage among London’s diplomatic missions, who are in shock at the “extortionate” commercial rates...

Well versed – Embassy 7
There is a lot more to Lindiwe Mabuza than meets the eye. The South African High Commissioner was a freedom fighter in her day, and poetry was a solace during the homesick days in exile...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy 7

Women HOMs – ‘role models’ – Embassy 7
London’s women heads of mission are an example to the Foreign Office, FCO Minister Meg Munn said recently at the Annual General Meeting of the Women in Diplomatic Service...

YDL funds to help rural poor – Embassy 7
Deprived rural women in Nicaragua will be the beneficiaries of money raised by the Young Diplomats of London’s Latin Party earlier this year...

Envoys immune from pollution tax – Embassy 6
Diplomats who own gas-guzzling cars can heave a sigh of relief – envoys are to be exempt from the new £25 emissions charge...

A family affair – Embassy 6
Honduras likes to keep things in the family. The new Ambassador to London, Ivan Romero-Martinez, has just arrived from New York to take over the London mission from none other than his son...

Farewell Farida! – Embassy 6 –
Veteran private secretary to the Syrian Ambassador is finally retiring. Tanzanian-born Farida arrived in London in the 1960s and took up her first job at the Egyptian visa section...

Happy Holidays – Embassy 6
What did diplomats do over the Easter break? A survey suggests that despite wintry weather, most would have spent their time off exploring beyond the M25...

On the fringes with Elizabeth Stewart – Embassy

Malta Magic – Embassy 6
In March diplomats from 14 countries stepped back in time on a trip to Malta organised by the Young Diplomats of London...

Embassy security – Embassy 6
How does the British government  fulfil its responsibilities to protect diplomatic missions in Britain? Diplomats recently attended a Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG) seminar to find out...

New emissions charge illegal – expert – Embassy 5
Diplomats should be exempt from Mayor Ken Livingstone's new £25 emissions charge for gas-guzzling vehicles, a legal expert has told Embassy magazine...

Hungarian Ambassador granted Freedom of the City – Embassy 5
Hungarian Ambassador Borbála Czakó has been granted the Freedom of the City of London, only the third Hungarian to be awarded this honour, the other two being revolutionary hero Louis Kossuth...

Rock and a hard place – Embassy 5
British rock music is becoming a potent force in diplomacy. First Deep Purple performed for Russian presidential candidate...

New ceremonial head – Embassy 5
Simon Burton has taken over from Marie-Louise Archer as head of the Ceremonial Section. Mr Burton comes to the Protocol Division...

US Embassy launches 'green blog' – Embassy 5
Science, environment and technology attachés wanting to know more about America's thinking in the Climate Change debate...

US Ambassador hosts Elections webchat – Embassy 5
The US presidential primaries have been a fascinating contest. To join Ambassador Robert Tuttle in an online discussion about the elections...

Mission accomplished – Embassy 5
How do you represent a state that has ceased to exist? As three Baltic nations celebrate their 90th anniversary of statehood, we look back at how six diplomats in London kept the dream of nationhood alive during the long years of the Cold War.

Immunity waived for envoy's son accused of rape – Embassy 4
The son of a Mongolian diplomat arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a schoolgirl has claimed immunity...

New Ceremonial Section Head – Embassy 4
Embassy would like to welcome Simon Burton, who will be replacing Marie-Louise Archer as the new head of the Ceremonial Section in the Protocol Division...

Envoy’s son outed as cyber jihadi – Embassy 4
The ringleader of cyber terrorist group has been revealed as Younis Tsouli, an IT student and son of a Moroccan diplomat. Tsouli, 23, arrived in London in 2001...

Malta celebrates – Embassy 4
The Maltese High Commissioner had two things to celebrate when he opened an exhibition of Maltese art at the EU Commission Office this week...

New Head of AERL – Embassy 4
Shmuel Ben Tovim, Minister of Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Israel...

YDL helps the homeless – Embassy 4
The Young Diplomats of London like a party with a purpose. The success of their legendary Shiny Party just before Christmas raised £1,000, which the committee...

The Queen's Man appointed – Embassy 2
A career diplomat has again been chosen to be The Queen's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in a post that has traditionally gone to military men since the Second World War.

Goodbye Laura – Embassy 2
London's diplomats will bid a fond farewell to Laura Howard, the Lady Clerk to the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps...

Security risk at missions – Embassy 2
The Security Industry Authority has advised diplomatic missions to check the immigration...

Canadians are moving – Embassy 2
Canada's High Commission is set to move to a modern, smaller building near to Canada House...

London's young diplomats feed 60,000 kids – Embassy 2
Bernard Hamilton, Young Diplomats in London Coordinator, presented a cheque of €3,000...

Strikes hit embassies – Embassy 1
Industrial action by postal workers at the Royal Mail has cost diplomatic missions thousands of pounds in undelivered mail...

Burmese envoy resigns – Embassy 1
LONDON - Ye Min Tun, a second secretary at the Burmese Embassy in London and diplomat for 10 yeas...

US Ambassador hosts Iftaar meal – Embassy 1
LONDON/WASHINGTON - US Ambassador Robert Tuttle broke the fast with prominent British Muslims during Ramadan...

German Ambassador named Kosovo Envoy – Embassy 1
LONDON - Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger has been appointed as the EU's representative for the forthcoming negotiations...

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