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Dominic Raab

British Conservative politician, UK Foreign Secretary

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Dominic Raab: British Conservative politician, UK Foreign Secretary
Dominic Rennie Raab is a British politician serving as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs since July 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, he has also been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Esher and Walton since 2010.

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Raab confident that UK will make a 'success of Brexit' [Video]

Raab confident that UK will make a 'success of Brexit'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has insisted that the UK will "make a success of Brexit" if the country strikes a trade deal with the EU or not. Mr Raab spoke after a leak letter warned that 7,000..

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Raab dismisses claims that virus measures are 'trivial' [Video]

Raab dismisses claims that virus measures are 'trivial'

Dominic Raab has dismissed claims by leading scientists that new lockdown measures announced by the prime minister are "trivial" and don't go far enough. The foreign secretary insisted the government..

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Raab: If we all pull together we'll get to Christmas without national lockdown [Video]

Raab: If we all pull together we'll get to Christmas without national lockdown

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says that if everyone follows the updatedCovid-19 rules set out by Boris Johnson "we have a good chance of makingprogress". On Tuesday evening, the Prime Minister said..

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Raab says EU ‘politicisation’ of NI issue threatens Good Friday Agreement [Video]

Raab says EU ‘politicisation’ of NI issue threatens Good Friday Agreement

The “politicisation” of Northern Ireland issues by Brussels in Brexit tradetalks is threatening the Good Friday Agreement, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raabhas told US congressional leaders. Mr..

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab welcomes German and French counterparts [Video]

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab welcomes German and French counterparts

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab greets his French and German counterparts,Jean-Yves le Drian and Heiko Maas, as they arrive in Chevening, Kent, for theE3 Foreign Ministers meeting. The three..

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Russia has a case to answer over Navalny poisoning, says Dominic Raab [Video]

Russia has a case to answer over Navalny poisoning, says Dominic Raab

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said it was difficult to look beyond Russianstate involvement in the alleged Novichok poisoning of Kremlin critic AlexeiNavalny. Asked whether he thought the Russian..

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Dominic Raab urges people to go back to the office [Video]

Dominic Raab urges people to go back to the office

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab urges people to go back to the office, sayingit is "damaging to the economy" to stay away.

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Foreign Office and DiFD merge [Video]

Foreign Office and DiFD merge

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the merging of the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) into the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office..

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Key events following the death of teenager Harry Dunn [Video]

Key events following the death of teenager Harry Dunn

A timeline of key events since motorcyclist Harry Dunn died after collidingwith a Volvo driven by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, on August 27,2019. Sacoolas has been charged with causing the..

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Macron pledges support for Russia's Navalny [Video]

Macron pledges support for Russia's Navalny

International voices weighed in with concern after the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is now in a coma in a Siberian hospital. Gloria Tso reports.

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UK offers aid to Lebanon as ‘rigorous’ probe promised into Beirut blast [Video]

UK offers aid to Lebanon as ‘rigorous’ probe promised into Beirut blast

Dominic Raab said Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab told him there would bea full investigation into the devastating explosion in Beirut. A “full,thorough and rigorous” investigation has been..

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Raab announces £5m support package for Lebanon [Video]

Raab announces £5m support package for Lebanon

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced a support package for Lebanon including medical and humanitarian aid worth £5 million. UK search and rescue experts and use of a Royal Navy vessel in the..

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PM confirms British nationals are among those caught up in Beirut blast [Video]

PM confirms British nationals are among those caught up in Beirut blast

The Prime Minister has confirmed that British nationals are among those caughtup in the aftermath of a huge blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut. BorisJohnson said the Government is “ready to provide..

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UK foreign minister Dominic Raab criticized for saying taking a knee is from 'Game of Thrones'

"It seems to be taken from the Game of Thrones, feels to me like a symbol of subjugation and subordination," Dominic Raab said on talkRADIO
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'Taking the knee' seems to be from Game of Thrones: UK foreign minister

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that "taking the knee" seems to have come from the fantasy TV drama series "Game of Thrones" and felt like a symbol of subjugation and..
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UK tells EU on Brexit: We won't hang around too much longer

The European Union must intensify Brexit free trade talks as the United Kingdom will not hang around and wait for talks to be dragged out to the end of the year, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on..
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UK 'deeply disappointed' by sentence passed on ex-U.S. marine in Russia

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday he was deeply disappointed by Monday's verdict and sentence against Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who was convicted of spying for the United..
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UK says expects United States to continue to protect media freedoms

Britain expects the United States to continue its tradition of protecting media freedoms, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday when asked about protests sparked by the death of a black man..
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UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

British foreign minister Dominic Raab defended on Sunday the government's "careful" loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking at this moment in time".
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Defending lockdown easing, UK foreign minister says it's the 'right step'

British foreign minister Dominic Raab defended on Sunday the government's "careful" loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking at this moment in time".
Reuters - Published

Britain will not 'look away' from Hong Kong responsibilities, says Raab

Britain will not look away from is responsibilities to Hong Kong, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating London's offer of extended visa rights in response to China's push to impose a..
Reuters - Published

UK taking 'right steps' to ease virus lockdown, says foreign minister

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday the "careful" easing of the coronavirus lockdown was now the "right step" to take, shrugging off criticism for moving too quickly to allow people..
Reuters - Published

UK will increase visa rights if China pursues Hong Kong security law: BBC

Britain will give greater visa rights to British national overseas (BNO) passport holders from Hong Kong unless China suspends its proposed security laws, foreign minister Dominic Raab said in an..
Reuters - Published

UK's Raab: Makes sense to impose quarantine now infection rates falling

It makes sense for Britain to introduce quarantine measures for travellers arriving in the country now that the reproduction rate of the coronavirus domestically has fallen, foreign minister Dominic..
Reuters - Published

Easing British lockdown is 'point of maximum risk': Raab

Any easing of Britain's lockdown represents a huge risk and could be stalled by an increase in infection rates, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday, warning that if social distancing lapsed,..
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Britain's COVID-19 death toll rises 539 to 30,615: minister

Britain's COVID-19 death toll has risen by 539 to 30,615, according to figures announced on Thursday by foreign minister Dominic Raab.
Reuters - Published

Russia's Lavrov, UK's Raab agree on need to improve cooperation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his British counterpart Dominic Raab discussed relations between Moscow and London and voiced intention to improve cooperations, the Russian foreign ministry..
Reuters - Published

Too soon for reliable international comparisons on COVID-19 deaths: UK minister

It is too soon to make reliable international comparisons on death tolls from the new coronavirus, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 693 to 29,427

Britain's COVID-19 death toll has risen by 693 to 29,427, according to figures announced on Tuesday by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
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UK government will not commit to a public inquiry on coronavirus response

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday he would not commit to holding a public inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus epidemic.
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Britain's Zoom parliament makes an almost glitch-free debut

British lawmakers upended 700 years of history on Wednesday, grilling stand-in leader Dominic Raab by video link in an unprecedented but largely successful 'hybrid parliament' session forced by the..
Reuters - Published

UK confident of hitting 100,000 COVID-19 daily tests target, Raab says

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday the government was confident it would meet its target of carrying out 100,000 tests a day for the coronavirus by the end of the month.
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Factbox: Five conditions which must be met before UK eases lockdown

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab extended Britain's lockdown on Thursday and set out five conditions that must be satisfied before the government will ease far-reaching restrictions designed to combat..
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China will have to answer hard questions on coronavirus outbreak: UK foreign minister

China will have to answer hard questions on how the coronavirus outbreak happened and on whether it could have been prevented, British foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday.
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UK extends lockdown measures for at least three more weeks

Britain extended its nationwide lockdown for at least another 3 weeks on Thursday, as stand-in leader Dominic Raab ordered Britons to stay at home to prevent the spread of a coronavirus outbreak which..
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Britain cannot ease up on lockdown at this dangerous stage: minister

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Britain could not risk the progress it made in fighting the cororonavirus pandemic by easing up on restrictions at this "delicate and dangerous stage", as he..
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Britain to remain in lockdown till at least May 7: the Times

British foreign minister Dominic Raab is set to announce on Thursday that the lockdown in the country will stay in place until at least May 7, the Times reported.
Reuters - Published

Britain's Raab does not expect changes to lockdown measures for now

Britain's foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday that he does not expect the government to make any changes to the lockdown measures currently in place until it is confident they can be made..
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UK joins U.S., U.N. in supporting Saudi-led ceasefire in Yemen amid virus outbreak

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that the United Kingdom supported the Saudi-led ceasefire in Yemen that went into effect on Thursday amid the coronavirus outbreak and has raised..
Reuters - Published

UK foreign minister leads nationwide applause for health workers

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab led a nationwide show of appreciation for health service workers on Thursday, standing in for his boss, Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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UK's Raab says he has not spoken to Johnson since taking over

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not had any contact with his deputy, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, since he stepped in to fill Johnson's role, Raab said on Thursday, adding that he has..
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UK's Raab: I'm confident in arrangements PM has put in place while in hospital

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday Boris Johnson had asked him to deputise for as long as necessary and he had confidence in the arrangements the prime minister had put in place.
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UK PM Johnson 'stable' in intensive care, needed oxygen after COVID-19 worsened

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday he was confident that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in intensive care with a coronavirus infection, would pull through because "he’s a fighter".
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UK finance minister Sunak, 39, next in line to lead country after Raab

British finance minister Rishi Sunak would take responsibility for leading the country if Dominic Raab, currently standing in for hospitalised Prime Minister Boris Johnson, were also incapacitated.
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UK foreign minister Raab in charge, will decide on lockdown measures: Gove

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will run the country while Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care and any decision on lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions won't be delayed,..
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Boris Johnson Moved to I.C.U.

A senior White House official warned President Trump in January that a pandemic would cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars. Mr. Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, asked the foreign..
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Factbox: Reaction as UK PM Johnson moved to intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care on Monday after his coronavirus symptoms worsened and he has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise, Downing Street said.
Reuters - Published

UK's Raab says government will continue as PM moved to intensive care

The British government will continue to make sure Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans for defeating the coronavirus outbreak are carried out while he receives treatment in intensive care, Foreign..
Reuters - Published

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsen

Boris Johnson, 55, has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab "to deputize for him where necessary," according to a Downing Street statement.
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Who is Dominic Raab, Britain's standby leader?

British foreign minister Dominic Raab is designated to take over leadership of the country if Prime Minister Boris Johnson, currently ill in hospital with persistent symptoms of the coronavirus, is..
Reuters - Published

Britain charters planes, enlists airlines to bring stranded citizens home

Britain will spend 75 million pounds ($93 million) to get stranded citizens home on charter flights, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that airlines would be flexible in offering..
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British PM Johnson 'full of vigors' in coronavirus self-isolation: foreign minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "full of vigor" on Monday morning at a cabinet meeting he chaired remotely while in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus, foreign minister..
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Britain to spend 75 million pounds getting stranded citizens home

Britain will spend up to 75 million pounds ($93 million) to get stranded passengers home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that airlines like British Airways, easyJet and Virgin..
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UK says hundreds of thousands of Britons abroad trying to get home

Hundreds of thousands of Britons abroad are still trying to get home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that the government was "working around the clock to help them".
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G7 finance ministers agree priorities for coronavirus response: UK's Raab

British foreign minister Dominic Raab and his G7 counterparts agreed their priorities for the response to the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, including the protection of the..
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Britons should stop all non-essential travel globally: foreign minister

British foreign minister Dominic Raab advised British nationals on Tuesday to stop all non-essential travel globally for the next 30 days, the latest stringent measure taken by the government to try to..
Reuters - Published

UK foreign minister Raab praises response to Iraq attack

Britain's foreign minister Dominic Raab said the U.S.-led response to the attack on coalition forces in Iraq was "swift, decisive and proportionate" and warned that anyone seeking to harm those forces..
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UK's Raab hopeful for Yemen war de-escalation this year

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, criticized by some at home for British arms sales to Saudi Arabia, said on Thursday he was hopeful for a de-escalation this year in Yemen's five-year-old civil..
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Britain's Raab flies to Turkey to show support on Syria

British foreign minister Dominic Raab will visit Turkey on Tuesday to show support for Ankara's efforts to negotiate an end and lasting ceasefire in Syria, his office said.
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UK foreign minister visits Oman, Saudi Arabia to boost post-Brexit ties

British foreign minister Dominic Raab will on Monday begin his first official visit to the Gulf for talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Oman, expected to cover trade, human rights issues and climate..
Reuters - Published

UK to send an evacuation flight for Britons to depart Tokyo on Friday

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday that the government has arranged an evacuation flight for British nationals on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship to depart Tokyo on Friday.
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More British nationals return to Europe from China: UK foreign minister Raab

A further 11 British nationals are being flown back to Europe from China, the centre of a coronavirus epidemic, on a French flight that is expected to land later on Sunday, foreign minister Dominic..
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