British prime minister David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg at a news conference in Downing Street today. The government is to rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms companies to retain customers’ data for a year. Photograph: Reuters

The British government will rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms companies to retain customers’ data for a year, saying the move was v(...)

David Cameron: has made a succession of poor moves over Europe. Photograph: Reuters

July 16th will see Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker elected European Commission president by the European Parliament. He will be the thirteenth holder(...)

British prime minister David Cameron is facing calls to start an inquiry into allegations that well-known politicians abused children in the 1980s

British prime minister David Cameron is facing calls to start an inquiry into allegations that well-known politicians abused children in the 1980s, af(...)

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of conspiring to hack phones following an eight-month trial. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of conspiring to hack phones following an eight-mo(...)

Politicians in Northern Ireland will convene today in a fresh bid to hammer out an agreement on unresolved peace process issues. Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams will meet British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The North’s five main parties have begun six days of talks to determine if any progress can be made on parades, flags and the past ahead of the peak o(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s former communications director Andy Coulson’s legal troubles continued today when he was told he would face a re-trial over charges of plotting to bribe officials while he was an editor at the News of the World. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

The legal problems facing Andy Coulson, British prime minister David Cameron’s former communications director, continued today when he was told he wo(...)

Britain’s place in Europe
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  • June 30, 2014, 01:00

If, as David Cameron says, the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission has made it harder to keep the United Kingdom(...)

European Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker: he is eager to play down his federalist reputation, saying he is “allergic to this term ‘the United States of Europe’”. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

The outcome was inevitable. Jean-Claude Juncker was chosen by the European Council yesterday as the man to lead the European Commission over th(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks to the media after an EU summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Yves Logghe

British prime minister David Cameron is making a big play for concessions from Europe ahead of a referendum on British EU membership after he failed (...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron holds a news conference during European Union leaders summit in Brussels today after Jean-Claude Juncker was nominated for European Commission president  by an overwhelming majority. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters.

Jean-Claude Juncker is to become the next president of the European Commission, after the European Council backed his nomination this afternoon in Bru(...)