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Alexander calls on other countries to follow suit
UK restores aid to Palestinian government

The UK is to increase support to the Palestinian Authority, the secretary of state for international development Douglas Alexander announced today. The move makes the UK one of the first countries to resume direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority. Strictly controlled funding worth £3 million will be used to pay off the authority’s debts… Read more »

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Russia warns of "serious consequences"
Russia threatens diplomatic backlash

The UK government is bracing itself for a diplomatic backlash after Russia condemned the expulsion of four of its diplomats. The Russian foreign ministry said the move was an “immoral and provocative act” and would be met with “the most serious consequences”. Foreign secretary David Miliband announced the move yesterday in response to Russia’s refusal… Read more »

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