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Russian interference must end, says Ambassador
As elections approach and tensions rise in Eastern Ukraine, the country’s Ambassador to London Volodymyr Khandogiy outlines what a new Ukrainian government, Russia and the EU need to do to resolve the crisis

The long path to peace
History will be made this week as The Queen hosts the Irish President in the first state visit to Britain since Ireland’s independence. Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall spoke to Elizabeth Stewart about the significance of the event...

New Marshal takes office
Career diplomat Alistair Harrison has assumed the role of Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps as the British Monarchy begins a careful transition...

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Ecuador
HE Mr Juan Falconi Puig

"Ecuador has suggested some solutions, for instance to invite the Swedish prosecutor to question Mr. Assange at the Embassy"

Malta
HE Mr Norman Hamilton

"Migrants tend to see Malta as a stepping stone to mainstream Europe but we have neither the space nor the economic resources to provide for them"

COURT CIRCUIT

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Brunei – National Day
Combined Attaché Ball
Cameroon – National Day
Dominican Republic – Independence Day
Estonia – National Day
Kosovo – National Day
Kuwait – National Day
Libya – National Day
Serbia – National Day
YDL - Changing of the Guard

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CORPS NEWS

State immunity dispute to be a test case
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
Human rights organisation Amnesty International staged a ‘pointed’ protest outside the Russian Embassy in Kensington ahead...

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

ECONOMIC NEWS

Lord Mayor fears UK EU Exit
The City “will mount an evidence-based campaign” showing the benefits of the UK’s membership of the EU, should an in-out referendum...

CLUB NEWS

YDL Committee meets Marshal
The Young Diplomats in London paid a courtesy call on Mr Alistair Harrison, CMG, CVO, Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps...

Social media vital for new diplomacy
Governments are “not responding quickly enough” to the phenomenon of social media which is a useful tool for modern diplomacy...

ade attachés preview new Heathrow Terminal 2
AERL members were given special access to the iconic Terminal 2: the Queen’s Terminal at Heathrow before its official opening on 4 June...

A lifeline for young diplomats
Make the most of your London posting and join the Young Diplomats, says the new YDL President Natthapol Na Songkhla...

Calling all interns!
We are Cécile Grillet from the French Embassy and Annika Kreil from the German Embassy. We want to let you know about a new initiative...

CONSULAR NEWS

Home Office gets tough on migrants
The Home Office is set to introduce tough new measures to create a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants in Britain, a senior...

POLITICAL NEWS

Romanian migration myth
The much-feared “Romanian invasion” of the UK has failed to materialise, according to the Romanian Ambassador to London Dr Ion Jinga...

Calls to reopen Iranian Embassy
Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw MP has called on the British government to re-establish full diplomatic ties with Iran...

North Korean Ambassador gives rare interview
HE Mr Hyun Hak-bong used a Sky News interview to blame US “hostile policy” for tensions on the Korean peninsula...

Politicians and press to stay out of media regulation, says MP
The Chairman of the Culture Media and Sport Committee John Whittingdale MP told press attachés at a DPAAL meeting...

British icons given Taj treatment

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