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UK sanctions Russian gold exports

  • UK, US, Japan and Canada will lead G7 to ban import of Russian gold, the country’s biggest non-energy export
  • UK import restrictions now apply to over £13.5 billion of Russian exports
  • Comprehensive sanctions package a demonstration of international unity and resolve as leaders gather in Bavaria for the G7 Summit

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UK to strengthen regulation of medical devices to protect patients

  • MHRA to reform medical devices regulation to improve patient health and encourage innovation
  • The UK is seizing the opportunities provided by leaving the EU to bring forward new legislation that goes further to improve people’s health
  • To signify products have met these world-leading standards, they will carry the UKCA marking

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PM to say to G7 leaders: We must keep up our resolve on Ukraine

  • PM will tell major summit of democratic leaders that President Zelenskyy needs western backing more than ever
  • Meeting in Germany an opportunity for Western leaders to demonstrate to Ukraine, Russia and the world that we will support Ukraine for as long as it takes
  • UK is ready to guarantee another half...Read More »

Joint Statement on the Establishment of the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP)

A new initiative for more effective and efficient cooperation in support of Pacific Island priorities

The Pacific Islands region is home to nearly a fifth of the Earth’s surface and many of its most urgent challenges, from the climate crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic to growing pressure on the rules-based free...Read More »


UK pledges up to £130m for girls’ education in Pakistan

UK pledges up to £130m for girls’ education in Pakistan

World news story

The United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday announced a bilateral programme worth up to £130 million to support girls’ education in Pakistan that will impact nearly 17 million children.