Foreign policy chief meeting with Jolie

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BOURNEMOUTH, England -- Foreign Secretary David Miliband will meet Angelina Jolie in New York this week to discuss global diplomacy, British officials said Tuesday.

Miliband, the youthful British foreign policy chief, is seeking to soften the tone of global relations after Britain became involved in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"He will meet Angelina Jolie in New York for talks," a Miliband spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity in line with ministry policy.

Further details on the planned content of the discussion weren't available.

The actress, who is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, also will appear on a revamped Foreign Office Web site.

Miliband, who was Britain's first blogging Cabinet minister in his last role as environment chief, will launch a new blog Wednesday. He is encouraging key aides to follow his lead.

"The day when we communicated mainly by telegram are over," Miliband told the Evening Standard newspaper. "Communication has to be for the masses now, not just elites."
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