Labour’s candidate for mayor of London Sadiq Khan  with supporters in Brixton, south London:  he would be the first Muslim to hold such a high-profile political office in Britain. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

As the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union sucks most of the oxygen out of British politics, voters throughout the country face e(...)

Mr David Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with the seizure of a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition by gardaí in C(...)

 Mayor of London Boris Johnson: spoke at    pro-Brexit campaign  event on Friday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

United States president Barack Obama urged British prime minister David Cameron not to hold a referendum on European Union membership, a leading forme(...)

The spice market in Istanbul. Why hasn’t the Turkish economy collapsed with an additional approximately 3.5m Syrians within its borders over the last few years? Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Clashes between police and migrants at the Greece-Macedonia border in recent days is proof, if further proof was required, that the EU’s response to t(...)

Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire negotiated billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and played “a central role for the US government” with CIA operatives in selling guns to Iran, according to a 1992 US Senate report co-written by then-Senator John Kerry, now the US secretary of state. Photograph: Getty Images

One day during his presidential re-election campaign in September 1996, Bill Clinton walked into a room in Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. A(...)

Samuel Johnson: “What entitles Sheridan to fix the pronunciation of English?” he asked. “He has, in the first place, the disadvantage of being an Irishman.”  

To modern ears, “Greet Britain” could be a slogan for our neighbouring island’s tourism industry. But there was a time when it might have become the s(...)

Mark Carney gives evidence to the Treasury Select Committee in the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Bank of England governor Mark Carney batted away questions on Brexit on Tuesday as the pound remained under pressure, hitting new seven-year lows agai(...)

 London Mayor Boris Johnson and  David Cameron: the  prime minister alluded to Johnson’s disorderly personal life and  questioned his motives for joining the Leave campaign. Photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron’s savaging of Boris Johnson yesterday offered a thrilling start to four months of Conservative civil war ahead of the referendum on Brit(...)

The pound fell the most since 2009 after London Mayor Boris Johnson, one of the UK’s most popular politicians, said he’ll campaign for Britain to leave the European Union in a June referendum. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

The pound fell the most since March 2009 after London Mayor Boris Johnson, one of the UK’s most popular politicians, said he’ll campaign for Britain (...)

 Boris Johnson: animated Johnson and his beloved London City are rendered in the blocky, retro style of the iconic Minecraft. Photograph:   Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images

From the moment Boris Johnson appears, it is clear which game is being referenced. His plumy voice is unchanged, but the animated Johnson and his belo(...)