Prime Minister David Cameron cancels a visit to Sweden and Denmark. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/WPA Pool /Getty Image

British prime minister David Cameron travels to Brussels today to meet the heads of the European Commission and European Parliament, just days befor(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s demands fall into four “baskets”. Photograph: Reuters

The prospect of an early referendum on Britain’s EU membership moved closer yesterday after European Council president Donald Tusk said a deal could b(...)

South Korean soldiers draw down a cover from loudspeakers, just south of the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea, in Yeoncheon, South Korea. Photograph: Reuters

South Korea broadcasted a high-decibel propaganda barrage across its border with North Korea on Friday in retaliation for its nuclear test, while the(...)

A printout showing Lee Bo and four other missing colleagues is displayed in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters.

Any abduction of people from Hong Kong to face charges elsewhere would be an “egregious breach” of Beijing’s promises to rule the former British colo(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: seeking to renegotiate Britain’s EU ties before a vote due by the end of next year. Photograph: Jack Hill/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron will let government ministers campaign to leave the European Union in an upcoming referendum, a source in his of(...)

UK prime minister David Cameron: the pre-Christmas summit of EU leaders brought to an end the “phoney war” on the UK’s membership of the European Union. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

In many ways, the summit of EU leaders on December 17th and 18th brought to an end the “phoney war” on the issue of the UK’s membership of the Europea(...)

 British foreign secretary of state Philip Hammond: “At the moment the only proposition on the table is our four-year proposal.” Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain is willing to consider alternative proposals to its key demand at this week’s European Union summit, to curb EU migrants’ access to welfare b(...)

A  Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jets returning to RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus after their first mission since the parliamentary vote to undertake air strikes in Syria. Photograph:  Emily Burns/EPA/Royal Air Force

Britain joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Thursday, but Russian president Vladimir Putin issued bitter new denunciations of (...)

British aircraft could start bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria as early as Thursday after the House of Commons backed prime minister David Cameron’s call to authorise air strikes. Image: AFP/Getty Images.

British aircraft could start bombing Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria as early as Thursday night after the House of Commons backed prime minister(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking during the debate in the House of Commons on extending the bombing campaign against Islamic State to Syria. Photograph: PA

Air strikes by British jets and drones against Islamic State in Syria look set to be given the green light by MPs as senior Labour sources conceded Da(...)