British prime minister David Cameron president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker  at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga last week. They meet for formal discussions today. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker travels to the UK today for talks with David Cameron in the first bilateral meeting between the Br(...)

UK defence secretary Michael Fallon. The ministry of defence has confirmed that two Typhoon fighter jets were launched from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept Russian bombers heading towards Britain. File photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Two Typhoon fighter jets were launched from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept Russian bombers heading towards Britain, the UK ministry of defence has confi(...)

Prince Charles said British troops were underresourced during the war in Iraq, according to letters published today following a lengthy battle to keep them private. Photograph:  Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Charles said British troops were underresourced during the war in Iraq, according to letters from the royal published today. The government had(...)

 UK prime minister David Cameron leaving 10 Downing Street as he names his new cabinet following a post-election reshuffle. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

David Cameron today completed his cabinet reshuffle following last week’s UK general election, which resulted in a Conservative-majority government. W(...)

Former Bradford West MP George Galloway. Mr Galloway has tweeted that he is to launch a legal challenge to his loss in the UK general election. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Former UK MP George Galloway has signalled that he is starting a legal challenge against his defeat in last week’s general election.Mr Galloway won th(...)

The Broadway Hotel in Blackpool, UK, where Tony and Jan Jenkinson were charged a £100 fee for writing a bad review of their stay on TripAdvisor. Photograph: Google Street View

A couple “fined” by a hotel after they wrote a damning review about it are to be given a refund, a council has said.Tony and Jan Jenkinson said they r(...)

Gadgets

Whistle  There’s so much wearable technology around, with smartphone-paired hardware like Jawbone’s Up, Nike’s FuelBand and Fitbit’s Fl(...)

An angry looking sea churns under the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head as a walker takes to the beach on Sandymount during the recent stormy weather. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

About 70 per cent of the surface of the Earth is covered in water. For billions of years, the boundaries between sea and land have been in flux. The v(...)

At the Ad Tech talk on “Compelling the Click” were from left; Andrez Tori, Chris Cunningham, Mic Wright, Hussein Fazal and Adam Singolda. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is no privacy in cyberspace. That’s the message from Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of global IT security company Kaspersky Lab, at the Dubli(...)

A €335,000 haul of cannabis seized at Dublin airport yesterday by Revenue customs officers. Photograph: Revenue.

Cannabis and cocaine worth an estimated €370,000 were seized at Dublin airport over the bank holiday weekend. Revenue said some 16.7kgs of cannabis wo(...)