Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales (left) during the state opening of parliament, in the House of Lords, London. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron has pulled back from plans to quickly repeal the Human Rights Act and to limit the jurisdiction in the Unite(...)

‘In his allies’ eyes, David Cameron enjoys unprecedented political capital: his domestic sceptics have been silenced; and his European Union counterparts have had to hold their tongues, too, because he has done what many of them cannot.’ Above,  Cameron with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker before the Eastern Partnership Summit session in Riga, Latvia, last week. Photograph: REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

British prime minister David Cameron welcomed European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at the door of Chequers on Monday at the height of his(...)

 English fans chant in Lansdowne Road during the abandoned international from February 1995. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Thirteen hundred English football fans have been banned by the British authorities from travelling to Dublin for next month’s international match agai(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and British prime minister David Cameron at Chequers in southern England on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Suzanne Plunkett

British prime minister David Cameron is to have meetings with fellow European Union leaders in a bid to open talks on his demands for new membership(...)

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist and professor of economics at Columbia University,. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Joseph Stiglitz hankers after old heroes: Teddy Roosevelt, who broke up John D Rockefeller’s Standard Oil at the end of the Gilded Age in the United S(...)

Economist Joseph Stiglitz: ‘Trade did lead to more inequality.’ Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The battle to stop the proposed European Union-United States trade agreement is the first step to halt growing inequality in major western countrie(...)

Total war: German soldiers taken prisoner by American forces during the Battle of the Bulge. Photograph: Office of War Information/US National Archives/Time Life/Getty

The owner of the forest at Champlon-Famenne, overlooking the town of Marche, deep in the heart of Ardennes, in Belgium, is still unable to sell timber(...)

 Mary Creagh MP, Tristam Hunt MP, and Liz Kendall MP speak at the Progress annual conference, at TUC Congress House, central London, as they bid for leadership of the Labour Party. Photograph:  Laura Lean/PA Wire

Just weeks ago, Leicester Labour MP Liz Kendall was little noticed inside the Houses of Parliament but utterly unknown to the British public at large.(...)

 A Romanian man is interviewed by Immigration Enforcement officers after a raid on a residential property looking for illegal immigrants in Southall, England. Photograph: Laura Lean/Getty Images

Theresa May turned up on Radio 4’s flagship Today programme at 8.10am on Thursday to talk tough about cracking down on illegal workers in Britain and (...)

A mosquito: Hydroxychloroquine was developed in 1950 to treat malaria sufferers.

A drug developed in 1950 to treat malaria sufferers has a new future combating heart disease following “a chance observation” by medical researchers, (...)