England’s Laura Bassett is concoled by team mates after her own goal sent Japan through to the World Cup final. Photograph: Getty

Japan 2 England 1 England’s World Cup dream concluded in the cruellest fashion when Laura Bassett’s stoppage time own goal re-routed Mark Sampson’s Li(...)

North’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The British government’s demand for major spending cuts in Northern Ireland is now a greater threat to the peace process than dissident republicans, N(...)

US president Barack Obama: keeping in touch with European leaders as US continues to monitor the Greek debt crisis. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty images

The Obama administration has again warned of the potential damage to the European economy and the knock-on effect on the US economy if the Greek de(...)

An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in London. The Airports Commission has said that Heathrow should get a third runway. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Heathrow should get a third multi-billion pound runway by 2030 to cope with increasing demands for flights to Asia and freight, a major report has urg(...)

A book of condolence for husband and wife Laurence and Martina Hayes is signed in Athlone Civic Centre following their deaths in Tunisia. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The three Irish victims of the Tunisia terror attacks will be home within 24 hours, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. Final preparat(...)

British home secretary Theresa May, Tunisian interior minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli, German interior minister Thomas de Maizière and French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve give a press conference in the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The interior ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Tunisia gathered to lay flowers in memory of 38 foreign tourists who were slaughtered last Frid(...)

The full implications of the Tunisian atrocity in which a gunman shot dead 38 tourists in the Sousse resort are now more starkly apparent. He was link(...)

British prime minister David Cameron attended the Armed Forces Day in Guildford, southeast England at the weekend. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Greece’s referendum on austerity proposals is effectively an “in/out” vote on whether the country should stay in the euro, British prime minister Davi(...)

Phone-hacking scandal: Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp, ultimate owner of the News of the World, in 2011. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Back in the early days of Nick Davies’s investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper, someone contacted students who had attend(...)

John Finucane, son of Pat Finucane speaking with media outside Belfast’s High Court. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Finucane family has pledged to continue campaigning for a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, despite failing in a judicial review (...)