Photograph of a cake shaped like the White House together with sparklers burning and the US and British flags, as tweeted by the the British embassy in Washington.

The incident was not as incendiary as the original but the decision by British diplomats in Washington to mark the 200th anniversary of the torchin(...)

The image tweeted by the British Embassy in Washington.

The British Embassy in Washington has issued an apology after Twitter users complained about it posting a picture of a cake decorated with sparklers (...)

France foreign affairs minister, Laurent Fabius (right) welcomes British foreign secretary  William Hague before an international meeting of the Friends of Syria Core Group  in Paris today. Photograph: getty

Human rights lawyers and campaigners have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate allegations of torture by British troops in Iraq(...)

Irish ambassador to Belgium Mr Éamonn Mac Aodha and General Sir Richard Shirreff, deputy supreme allied commander for Europe at the Remembrance Day Service of at St Symphorien Military Cemetery at Mons in Belgium. It was the first time an Irish ambassador has participated in the ceremony.

in Mons, BelgiumHundreds of people gathered in the cold winter sunshine near Mons in southern Belgium yesterday to pay tribute to men who died on both(...)

Prime minister Kevin Rudd, campaigning for elections on September 7th, said he would allow the investigation to run its course and that he had full confidence in the military. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia’s military is investigating a unit of special forces soldiers accused of cutting the hands from corpses of one or more insurgents killed dur(...)

People wait to use the ATM machines outside a Laiki Bank branch in the Cypriot capital  Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Petros Karadjias

The Cypriot parliament will hold an emergency debate this afternoon on the terms of Cyprus ’s bailout deal amid mountin(...)