France players celebrate scoring the opening goal during the international friendly soccer match against Germany at the Stade de France. Photograph: Ian langsdon/EPA

The full France squad, with the bereaved Lassana Diarra in their number, will travel to London today before the friendly against England at Wembley(...)

Police guard the Houses of Parliament in London in a show of heightened security following the attacks on Paris. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Within hours of Friday night’s attacks in Paris, the atmosphere in central London had tightened perceptibly, as armed police patrolled near major land(...)

British home secretary Theresa May speaking in the Commons on Wednesday after a new law  requiring communication firms to help spies hack into suspects’ smartphones and computers was unveiled. Photograph: PA Wire

Internet and phone companies will be obliged to keep a record of every website visited by everyone in Britain for 12 months, under sweeping new survei(...)

 British home secretary Theresa May making a statement to members of parliament in the House of Commons about the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

New surveillance powers will be given to the police and security services, allowing them to access records tracking every UK citizen’s use of the int(...)

Daniel Craig as James Bond in the lateat Bond movie, Spectre, which ‘fires dud lines at you for 148 minutes you will never get back’. Photograph: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc/PA Wire

The latest Bond film fires dud lines at you for 148 minutes you will never get back, but one really slices through. C, Spectre’s pantomime villain, wh(...)

Feminist campaigner and therapist Susie Orbach spoke at the Women in the World summit in London. Photograph: Simon Wagner

To ask a successful career woman about motherhood is regarded by some as demeaning. Would an interviewer, they argue, be as quick to ask her male c(...)

British Home Secretary Theresa May said it is “impossible to build a cohesive society” and the UK needs to have an immigration limit. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

British home secretary Theresa May faced an angry backlash from business leaders, charities and political opponents as she announced a sharp tightenin(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron, whose government has welcomed a European Court of Justice opinion on benefit payments to non-British nationals. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has received a boost ahead of the forthcoming EU referendum after the European Court of Justice advised in a leg(...)

A soldier looks at smoke billowing from the site of a Saudi-led air strike on a Houthi position in the Yemeni frontline province of Marib on September 15th, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Stringer

If displaced people had a country of their own it would be bigger than Spain. The numbers – 50 million and rising – are set to grow, soon and signific(...)

Migrants  paddling a rubber dinghy towards a  beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year. The figure was disclosed by the hea(...)