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The Stena Impero, which had been held off Bandar Abbas for more than two months, started moving out of the Iranian port Friday and reached the coast off Dubai early Saturday.

British-flagged tanker reaches Dubai port after departing Iran

The British-flagged oil tanker that was seized by Iran in July has docked in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates early Saturday, according to ship-tracking websites and pool reporters.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Britain not blaming Iran for Saudi drone attacks

Britain said it is not jumping to conclusions yet like America, that Iran was responsible for the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
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Britain rules out tanker swap with Iran

British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, on Monday ruled out exchanging a detained Iranian oil tanker for a British vessel seized by Tehran, saying the two actions have different legal status.
“We heard that they intend to send a European fleet to the Persian Gulf, which naturally carries a hostile message, is provocative and will increase tensions,” government spokesman Ali Rabiel said Sunday, according to state media.

Iran: European proposal to escort tankers ‘hostile,’ ‘provocative’

“Hostile” and “provocative” is how Iran labeled a proposal to form a European coalition to escort tankers through the Persian Gulf.
US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a probe into foreign political influence.

Donald Trump cancelled Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama – leaked memo

U.S. President Donald Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, British media on Sunday quoted a leaked memo as saying.
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Iran: Britain’s Hezbollah ban ‘irresponsible’

Iran condemned Britain’s decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement on Saturday, describing it as “wrong and irresponsible.”
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Minister: Britain to build new relations with partners after brexit

Britain is determined to promote free trade and create new relations with its partners after Brexit, British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said on Friday.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Jeremy Hunt: Donald Trump has ‘black and white’ world view

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Friday criticised Donald Trump’s view of the world after the US president’s announcement of a withdrawal of American troops from the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives to attend a meeting of the cabinet at 10 Downing Street in London, on October 29, 2018, ahead of the presentation of the government's annual budget to Parliament. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Britain seeks to soothe Brexit tensions with France

Britain's foreign minister will seek to ease tensions with France caused by Brexit on Thursday with a speech that will pay tribute to the "bonds of friendship and commerce" between the countries, his office said.
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Boris Johnson resigns as UK foreign secretary

Boris Johnson has resigned as British foreign secretary, becoming the third minister in 24 hours to walk out of the government.

UK top envoy Boris Johnson urges Donald Trump not to end Iran deal

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to end the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but these could be addressed given time.

OPCW confirms UK findings pointing poisoning of former spy to Russia

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report has confirmed the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury, and severely injured three people.

Britain shares Intel with allies over Russian spy poisoning

Britain shared “unprecedented levels” of intelligence about a spy poisoning it blamed on Moscow, which has led at least 25 countries to expel Russian diplomats, a senior UK government official said Tuesday.

UK’s Boris Johnson likens Vladimir Putin’s World Cup to 1936 Berlin Olympics

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin would exploit the 2018 football World Cup in Russia as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did the Berlin Olympics.

Inspectors analyse toxin used on Russian spy in England

Inspectors from the world’s chemical weapons watchdog on Monday began examining the poison used to strike down a former Russian double agent in England, in an attack that London blames on Moscow.

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.

Kremlin: Britain’s claim Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning ‘unforgiveable’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the attack on an ex-double agent were "shocking and unforgiveable".

Brexit minister David Davis promises no ‘Mad Max dystopia’

Britain will not engage in "Mad Max-style" deregulation and easing of workers' rights and environmental standards once it leaves the European Union, the Brexit secretary said Tuesday.

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