William Hague  and John Bercow. Mr Hague has been accused of a “squalid” and “shabby” move to make it easier for Tory MPs to oust Mr Bercow as the Commons speaker after the election. Photograph: PA

John Bercow is the sort of man who tends to annoy people: he is prickly about his small stature, assertive and sure of the worth of his own opinions a(...)

US under secretary for political affairs Wendy Sherman , secretary of state John Kerry, secretary of energy Ernest Moniz, National Security Council point person on the Middle East Robert Malley, EU political director Helga Schmid, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  at a meeting yesterday.

, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani spoke with the leaders of France, Britain, China and Russia yesterday in an apparent effort to break an impasse h(...)

 Prince Charles  during a reception at Clarence House in London yesterday. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

The decision by the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court to force the publication of 27 letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers will offer a(...)

UK prime minister David Cameron said he would see “what more we can do to be transparent”. Photograph: PA Wire

The British Government will not be giving out any information about the Republicans who had prison sentences waived, or shortened, despite Prime Minis(...)

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said it is now “almost impossible” to hold elections before a five-year term is up. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Legislation passed by the British government, which laid down that future governments should last five years, is posing significant constitutional fe(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking to members of Age UK in London yesterday. Looking flustered on stage, the prime minister said: “I’ll be frank: if you are not satisfied with how elderly people are being looked after and valued by this government, don’t blame other ministers, blame me.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Dennis Andrews caught prime minister David Cameron’s attention by waving his walking stick in the air. Very soon afterwards, Cameron was regretting th(...)

A UK referendum provides an opportunity to turn its problems into the problems of the EU as a whole. Photograph: The Irish Times

A referendum on British membership of the European Union seems a near certain bet, whether held in 2017 as promised by prime minister David Cameron or(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s government put plans for further austerity on hold.  Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

The 2016 United State presidential election is still 19 mind-numbing, soul-killing months away. There is, however, another important election in ju(...)

Paying tribute at a Singapore community club yesterday following the death of Lee Kuan Yew. Photograph: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Tributes were paid by world leaders yesterday to Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city state for more than three decades, follo(...)

British prime minster David Cameron speaking to BBC News 24’s chief political correspondent James Landale about the prospect of whether he would run for a third term if he remained prime minister after the election. Photograph: BBC News 24/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron, who has led the Conservative Party since 2005 and occupied No 10 Downing Street for five years, has said that he(...)