Spectators stand for a minutes silence to pay tribute to the victims of last week’s Tunisia beach attack on Murray Mound during Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships  in London today.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Britain observed a minute’s silence on Friday as part of an official day of mourning for the tourists killed in a massacre on a Tunisian beach last w(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron poses for a group photo with newly-elected Conservative MPs at the Houses of Parliament in central London. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron has concluded a “steady-as-she-goes” post-election reshuffle, which saw the most senior jobs remain in the same hands as the prime minis(...)

Police officers raise their batons as a smoke bomb goes off at the gates of Downing Street during a protest against the Conservative Party in central London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

UK prime minister David Cameron has confirmed Michael Gove is to return to the top of government as justice secretary and lord chancellor. He w(...)

David Cameron’s success in securing an unexpected overall majority meant that the DUP and first minister Peter Robinson’s hope that it would be “kingmaker” in dictating who is the next British prime minister was not realised. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister David Cameron, fresh from winning the most extraordinary House of Commons victory in modern times, has insisted that he will(...)

David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, are applauded by staff upon entering 10 Downing Street after visiting the queen. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

MARK HENNESSYLondon Editor Former British prime minister John Major once said that every general election campaign run by any political party is a sha(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said Labour leader David Miliband “can say what he likes now [about a deal post election], but he’ll have to wake up and smell the coffee on May 8th”. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Claims that the Scottish National Party holding the balance of power after next week’s UK general election would cause a constitutional crisis are “a(...)

British defence secretary Michael Fallon said Russian president Vladimir Putin was a “real and present danger“ to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Nato was getting ready to repel any aggression.  Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

Senior Western officials accused Russia on Thursday of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states.Russian president(...)

The Royal Navy’s 16,000-ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard: the SNP joined with Plaid Cymru and the Greens to oppose plans to replace the fleet, calling the weapons “morally repugnant”. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The Conservatives and Labour have combined in the House of Commons to reject demands by the Greens, Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party to s(...)

The signing later this month of a defence co-operation agreement between Ireland and the UK by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and British defence (...)

Irish peacekeepers on patrol  in Lebanon. The British army does not have  experience in such operations. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

A historic agreement on defence co-operation between Ireland and the UK will be signed by senior Ministers from the two countries later this month.The(...)