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UK and Libyan officials set to meet to agree IRA deal

Foreign Office secretly plans to host meeting over compensation for terrorism victims By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 10 October 2011 British and Libyan government officials are to meet next week...

Gaddafi told: ‘I am not starting World War III for you’

Uncovered: Gorbachev’s warning to Libyan leader after terrorist attack in Germany By Pavel Stroilov | 22 August 2011 Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev told Muammar Gaddafi that he would not...

Libyan opposition signs IRA compensation agreement

Uncovered: declaration shows plan for apology and cash over terrorism attacks By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 2 August 2011 Libya’s opposition signed an agreement to pay compensation for Irish terror...

Libya talks offered hope of Northern Ireland investment

By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 2 August 2011 Huge Libyan investment to develop Northern Ireland’s oil industry was part of a possible set of reparations under...

MPs and Lords sought deal with Gaddafi for IRA victims

By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 2 August 2011 Britain was nearing a deal with Libya over its supply of explosives to the IRA before the country became mired in...

Mandarin had £40,000 rise after department ‘job swap’

By Alanah Eriksen | 29 July 2011 Britain’s top civil servant at the Home Office had a pay rise of around £40,000 when she switched to the same...

ExaroResearch league table: senior UK diplomats’ pay

By Alison Winward | 29 July 2011 Country (or international body) Name Position Salary band (£) United States of America Nigel Sheinwald Ambassador 175,000-179,999 European Union Kim Darroch Permanent Representative 170,000-174,999 France Peter Westmacott Ambassador 145,000-149,999 United Nations, New York Mark Lyall Grant Permanent Representative 140,000-144,999 India Richard Stagg High Commissioner 135,000-139,999 South Africa Nicola Brewer High...

Syria asked Soviets to help alliance with Iran against Israel

By Pavel Stroilov | 27 July 2011 Syria sought Soviet help to build an anti-Israel alliance with Iran despite its long conflict with Iraq. Newly uncovered diplomatic documents from...

France and USSR tried to restrain America over Iraq

By Pavel Stroilov | 22 July 2011 France and the Soviet Union embarked on a diplomatic effort to restrain America even after it began military action over Iraq’s...

Gorbachev persuaded US to give peace a chance

By Pavel Stroilov | 30 June 2011 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev persuaded his American opposite number to support the USSR’s proposed peace plan for Saddam Hussein over Kuwait in 1990. The...

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