Prime minister David Cameron will make a statement on anti-terror legislation in the Commons this afternoon, but talks between officials from the Tory and Lib Dem sides of the Government have so far failed to finalise the package. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

Negotiations between the two coalition parties in the UK over controversial plans to extend anti-terrorism powers continue today, in an effort to reac(...)

Polish prime minister Donald Tusk and Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini after they were elected to EU top jobs during the European leaders’ extraordinary summit at EU Council headquarters in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

The elevation of Donald Tusk to one of the top jobs in Europe marks a coming of age for his native Poland. Ten years after joining the EU, it has secu(...)

Incoming European Council president Donald Tusk: said it was possible to combine fiscal discipline and economic growth in Europe. Photograph: Yves Herman

Newly elected president of the European Council Donald Tusk pledged to work with British prime minister David Cameron over the coming years and “take(...)

Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk arriving at the European Council headquarters before an EU summit in Brussels. European Union leaders chose Tusk as the new president of their Council today. Photograph: Reuters

Polish prime minister Donald Tusk has been named as the next head of the European Council with Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini scooping th(...)

Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk is frontrunner for the EU job. Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel

The behind-the-scenes campaign for top European Union positions burst into the open as Polish prime minister Donald Tusk staked a claim to the post of(...)

Former Tory MP   Douglas Carswell (right) with Ukip leader Nigel Farage, after he announced  his defection to Ukip yesterday.  Photograph: EPA

British prime minister David Cameron has come under pressure to toughen his EU reform demands, following yesterday’s shock defection by a Conservative(...)

Douglas Carswell being interviewed in Westminster after announcing he is switching from the Conservative party to UKIP. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister David Cameron suffered an unexpected setback today when a lawmaker from his ruling Conservative party resigned and defected (...)

Photograph of a cake shaped like the White House together with sparklers burning and the US and British flags, as tweeted by the the British embassy in Washington.

The incident was not as incendiary as the original but the decision by British diplomats in Washington to mark the 200th anniversary of the torchin(...)

Course of action: US president Barack Obama golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard, at the weekend. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP

Fore! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and ded(...)

Murdoch and the politicians
  • Books
  • August 23, 2014, 01:00

Stories in this book make the reader take a sharp intake of breath. Stories of tabloid excess, of bribery and hacking, of bullying and illegality. One(...)