05/15/2010 12:05 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

UK Foreign Secretary: Britain Will Pursue 'Solid Not Slavish' Relationship With US

Britain's new government will pursue a "solid not slavish" relationship with the US, the foreign secretary, William Hague, promised today after a meeting with the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in Washington. But he nonetheless lavished praise on his American counterpart, calling her "inspiring".

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