Firemen survey the damage outside the Tavern in the Town pub in Birmingham, after an IRA bomb blast. Photograph: Getty Images

The sister of a Birmingham pub bombings victim has said a decision to grant an inquest in the case would be “seismic”. Julie Hambleton, whose 18-year(...)

The government has yet to schedule a vote on the future of Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent, but the issue has already established itself as a (...)

David Cameron: In all, he has laboured to produce a mouse. Photograph: EPA

A letter from Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, outlines a deal on UK membership of the EU to be agreed at the meeting of heads of g(...)

 Rolls-Royce’s new chief executive Warren East: He was forced to issue a profits warning on only his second day in the job and later in the year shocked the market when he admitted that he could not rule out another warning.  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

When Rolls-Royce last cut its dividend, in 1992, Britain was mired in a long-running recession, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was topping the charts and (...)

Syrians fleeing the battle for control of Aleppo walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, on February 5th. The districts held by anti-governmetn forces  in Aleppo are a prize they dare not lose. Photograph: Depo Photos via AP

When the battle for Syria’s largest city and commercial hub, Aleppo, began in July 2012, the provincial governor appealed for troops to counter rebel (...)

Britain’s financial watchdog has fined a former senior official at JPMorgan bank £793,000 (€1 million) for failing to be “open and co-operative” over (...)

Indian authorities inspect the site of a suspected meteorite landing in Vellore district, southern Tamil Nadu state. If confirmed, it would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost 200 years. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Scientists are analysing a small blue rock which killed a man after it fell from the sky in southern India to determine if it is a meteorite. The ro(...)

International media outlets report on recent shootings in Dublin. Photograph: El Mundo/Libération/The Telegraph/The Guardian/Diario De Noticias/AFP

‘The return of the IRA to Dublin’ was the headline in French newspaper Libération’s website on Monday evening following the shooting of David Byrne at(...)

Shauna Hurley: “It’s looking at a structure and saying, ‘I was part of the team that designed that.’ ” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Don’t date the nerd, “be the nerd”, was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s advice last month. He was responding to a social media post that went: “I (...)

Vietnam veteran David AuCoin (r) puts his arm around Republican candidate John Kasich, as he asks a question during a town hall meeting in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Republican John Kasich enters the Concord High School in New Hampshire to the White Stripes anthem Seven Nation Army, clapping along to the beat, quic(...)