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Exclusive: Dominic Raab warned MoD about Royal Navy's Crimea plans

Dominic Raab raised concerns about the Ministry of Defence’s plans for a Royal Navy warship to sail through contested waters around Crimea this week, The Telegraph has learned. The Foreign Secretary warned in advance that Moscow could seek to exploit HMS Defender’s voyage through the Black Sea under the route...
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Dominic Raab accuses EU leaders of ‘offensive’ attitude to Northern Ireland

The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has attacked EU leaders for making the “offensive” suggestion that Northern Ireland is not a proper part of the UK, as tensions over post-Brexit trading arrangements escalated at the G7 summit in Cornwall. Asked about reported comments by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, during...
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We don’t want to ‘yo-yo' in and out of measures, says Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab has suggested that remaining Covid-19 restrictions will only be lifted once all adults are double-vaccinated, set to be by the end of July, because the Government does not “want to yo-yo back in and out of measures". The G7 summit drew to a close in Cornwall, with member...
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EU ‘trying to change status of Northern Ireland’ against its people’s will, Dominic Raab claims

Dominic Raab has accused the EU of “trying to change the status of Northern Ireland” against the will of its people, in a further ramping up of the conflict.The foreign secretary lashed out after Emmanuel Macron angered Boris Johnson by telling him the province is not a full part of the UK – as a trade war looms over a ban on the sale of chilled meats, agreed by both sides.Mr Raab said such talk was “offensive” and has “real world effects”, comparing it with describing Catalonia as not part of Spain, or Corsica as not part of France.“We...

Dominic Raab says American woman who killed Harry Dunn may be tried virtually

Britain is pushing for a virtual trial of the American diplomat’s wife accused of killing teenager Harry Dunn. Washington has blocked the extradition of Anne Sacoolas to face charges stemming from the car crash that killed 19-year-old motorcyclist outside a US military base in Northamptonshire in 2019. However, Dominic Raab...
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Dominic Raab hits out at ‘bloody-minded’ EU ahead of talks on Brexit stand-off on Northern Ireland

Dominic Raab has told the EU not to be “bloody-minded” about implementing the Brexit deal for Northern Ireland, ramping up tensions ahead of crucial talks.In a defiant message, the foreign secretary said the bitter stand-off was putting the unity of the country at risk, vowing: “We will not allow the integrity of the UK to be threatened.”The criticism came as Boris Johnson faced an onslaught of pressure to end his refusal to impose agreed checks and restrictions on trade across the Irish Sea, in face-to-face talks with EU leaders.He is meeting Emmanuel Macron, the French President, German Chancellor Angela...
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‘Virtual trial’ of US diplomat’s wife over Harry Dunn death possible, Dominic Raab says

The wife of a US diplomat could face a “virtual trial” over the death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn, the foreign secretary has suggested.Washington is continuing to block the extradition of Anne Sacoolas after the fatal road incident in August 2019 outside a US military base in Northamptonshire, but Dominic Raab pointed to the possibility of a different breakthrough.It comes after Boris Johnson said the US president, Joe Biden, was “actively engaged” and “extremely sympathetic” about the case, following their face-to-face meeting at the G7 summit in Cornwall.Mr Raab said: “The US has not agreed to the extradition, but the...

Dominic Raab lashes out at European leaders for 'offensive' attitudes about UK

Dominic Raab has lashed out at European leaders for expressing “offensive” attitudes about the UK, after Emmanuel Macron was accused of disputing whether Northern Ireland was an integral part of the country. The Foreign Secretary said that “various figures here in Carbis Bay” had for years been making such a...

Dominic Raab could be second high-profile casualty in boundary shake-up

Dominic Raab could be the second Cabinet casualty of a major shake-up of constituency boundaries, new modelling has suggested. According to Britain Elects, the UK’s largest poll aggregator, proposed changes to the Foreign Secretary’s constituency of Esher and Walton suggest it now compromises more Liberal Democrat voters than Conservatives. The...

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab meets with Saudi deputy defense minister

Jun. 8—DUBAI — The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, on Monday, state news agency SPA reported. During the meeting, they discussed relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them, especially in the area of...
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Dominic Raab welcomes probe into ‘grave violation’ that led to Belarus flight diversion

The foreign secretary has welcomed a UN agency probe to understand what led to the “grave violation of international law” resulting in a Ryanair flight being diverted to Belarus, allowing a prominent critic to be arrested.Dominic Raab said he hoped the International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) fact-finding investigation into the events that forced the landing of Ryanair flight FR4978 in Minsk on Sunday would discover the “full circumstances” leading up to what he branded an “attack” on global aviation rules.The opening of an inquiry comes after the foreign ministers of G7 nations on Thursday jointly called on the ICAO, a...
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Dominic Raab tells airlines to avoid Belarus airspace after journalist arrested on Ryanair jet

The UK is preparing to impose sanctions against the dictatorial regime in Belarus over its seizure of an opposition journalist, with all possible measures on the table, Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, has said. The European Union is planning to follow suit and has banned Belarusian airlines from its airspace.Mr Raab had already slapped a ban on the former Soviet state’s national airline Belavia and instructed UK flights to avoid Belarus airspace, after a Ryanair jet was forced to land on Sunday in its capital Minsk. Roman Protasevich, 26, was subsequently taken from the aircraft and detained.But the UK...
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Dominic Raab threatens Belarus with fresh sanctions after plane ‘hijacking’ but is told to get tougher

Belarus has been threatened with fresh UK sanctions after its “hijacking” of a flight to seize a dissident journalist, but outraged MPs say tougher action is needed.Ahead of talks with EU leaders on a joint response, the foreign secretary Dominic Raab toughened his stance, condemning the “outlandish action” and putting “further sanctions” on the table.But he was urged to go further – by summoning the Belarus ambassador and by suspending all flights over the rogue country, to prevent a repeat of the incident.The calls came after Roman Protasevich was arrested and accused of organising protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. He...
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Inside Politics: Dominic Raab urged to hit Belarus hard with sanctions

T — he BBC is getting it in the neck for the UK’s nul points debacle at Eurovision. The “sneering elite” who run the corporation are accused of treating us plebs with disdain by failing to take the competition seriously and selecting crappy songs. Whether it’s crappy songs or crappy Brexit which have divided us from the rest of Europe, the UK is very much in harmony with the EU when it comes to Belarus. Foreign secretary Dominic Raab and his counterparts across the bloc are preparing to bring in hefty sanctions against the authoritarian regime after the shocking capture of a Ryanair flight.

Dominic Raab tells UK airlines not to fly over Belarus

No flights will be allowed into the UK from Belarus, the foreign secretary has told MPs. Dominic Raab has also told British airlines not to fly into Belarusian airspace after a Ryanair flight bound for Vilnius was made to land in Belarus and a journalist was arrested. He described that...