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Oct 07, 2014 06:29 BST Uppsala University By providing the infrastructure that connects global flows and financial systems, major cities have increased their political power alongside the nation-states. In some cases, they are pursuing their own foreign policy in several areas. In her PhD thesis Kristin Ljungkvist, at Uppsala University, has studied the effects of this development and argues that certain risks should be heeded.

Recognition of Palestine – a step in the right direction

Oct 06, 2014 18:45 BST Church of Sweden Recognition of Palestine may be an important step to initiate the peace process. In the long term it may lead to a lasting two-state solution, in which Israelis and Palestinians live side by side within safe and recognised borders. These are the words of Erik Lysén, Director of international affairs at the Church of Sweden.

Aug 23, 2014 12:45 BST AL Jazeera Almost 30 years ago a medical researcher for the World Health Organization was killed by Sudan's intelligence service for suspecting of being an Israeli spy, a charge both his family and the Israeli government denies. Until today his body was never recovered and the government of Sudan denies any involvement and its security service refuses to comment.

U.S. and UK Security and Intelligence Services domestic activities against Muslims

Aug 21, 2014 17:41 BST AL Jazeera U.S. and UK Security and Intelligence services witch hunt to infiltrate so called terror networks in the U.S. and in the UK where young Muslims were indiscriminately watched, followed, and recorded and in some cases falsely accused and charged with belonging to a terror network.

Behaving like Bond can cost you your job.

Nov 12, 2012 16:54 GMT Having cheated death after being shot in the chest, surviving a parachute malfunction and rising to the top of the CIA. David Petraeus will attest, that unlike fictional spy James Bond, in the real world it's not a good idea to use your spy charm to seduce the ladies, as getting caught having an affair in the CIA can help you go from 007 to P45.

Jun 20, 2012 10:53 BST Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ahead of the UN Conference, Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt will today meet with Amnesty International and Oxfam youth activists to set out the UK's vision for the Arms Trade Treaty The event has been organised by the Control Arms Coalition and follows on from the success of a similar event in 2009. More than 150 students from school and university groups will discuss the need...

Jun 19, 2012 17:02 BST Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Europe David Lidington laid a statement in Parliament detailing the agenda for the two meetings on 25 and 26 June.

Jun 19, 2012 16:57 BST Foreign and Commonwealth Office Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham will celebrate conflict prevention and the peace ideals of the Olympic Truce in a speech tonight.

Jun 19, 2012 16:57 BST Foreign and Commonwealth Office Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt expressed concern at the sentence handed to Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, saying the case highlights the callous disregard of the Iranian government for its people and the rule of law.

Jan 12, 2012 13:09 GMT Foreign and Commonwealth Office