Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said the Government is determined to work for a deal which helped keep the UK in the EU. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has warned of the great “uncertainty” that would be created by Britain exiting Europe. He(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan.  According to  “Guardian” he received  explicit assurances  twice in the past year that Irish migrants would not be affected by any welfare changes.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has received private assurances that Irish people living in the UK would not be affected by any moves to restrict EU migrants’ acces(...)

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond  in Washington DC, US. File photograph: Jim watson/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s foreign secretary Philip Hammond has privately assured the Government that the hundreds of thousands of Irish living in Britain would not be(...)

Karl Andree said he is “humbled” after being reunited with his family in the UK. Photograph: PA

A British grandfather sentenced to a flogging for breaking Saudi Arabia’s strict anti-alcohol laws said he is “humbled” after being reunited with h(...)

People gathered to lay flowers in memory of the plane crash victims at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St Petersburg, Russia. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

British prime minister David Cameron has said it is “more likely than not” that a Russian airliner was downed by a terrorist bomb killing 224 people i(...)

 Shaker Aamer: He has written that  he was not sure if he would know how to respond to his name after being referred to as 239 – his prison number – for more than a decade. Photograph: Reprieve  UK/EPA

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at the US prison camp in the Guantanamo Bay navy station in Cuba, has been freed after 13 years in(...)

 Karl Andree (74), who will be released from Saudi custody within a week  after breaching the kingdom’s anti-alcohol laws. File photograph: PA/PA Wire

A British grandfather who was threatened with flogging for breaking Saudi Arabia’s strict anti-alcohol laws will be released within a week, British fo(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk (third left) meets with Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven (second right) on the sidelines of an EU summit at the EU Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Leaders of the 28 EU member states are gathering in Brussels on Thursday for a summit that is expected to be dominated by the refugee crisis and the c(...)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: EU foreign ministers issued   a strongly worded statement on Monday condemning Russian’s military activities in Syria and blaming Dr Assad for more than 250,000 deaths in the country. Photograph: EPA/SANA/Handout

EU leaders are set to clash over the escalating conflict in Syria amid divisions among member states about the role of Syrian president Bashar al-A(...)

Karl Andree, seen with his son Simon, faces 360 lashes in Saudi Arabia after being caught with homemade wine. Photograph: PA Wire

The British government has announced it is to cancel a £5.9 million (€7.9 million) contract to provide a training programme for prisons in Saudi Arabi(...)