Danish prime minister has quit as  head of the Social Democrats after an election defeat. Photograph: Gregers Tycho/Polfoto/AP.

A right-wing eurosceptic party that was one of the biggest winners in Denmark‘s parliamentary election stood by demands including a referendum on Euro(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s Social Democrats have taken the lead in polls after their centre-right opponents faced controversy. Photograph: Keld Navntoft/EPA

Denmark’s centre-right opposition has frittered away a 17-point lead and now lags in opinion polls just 10 days ahead of a national election, with pun(...)

Helle Thorning-Schmidt during an election campaign visit at Aalborg, northern Denmark. The prime minister is fighting the tightest Danish election in memory. Photograph: Henning Bagger/AFP/Getty Images

Fluttering red-and-white flags adorned Copenhagen’s Christiansborg – home to the parliament of Borgen television fame – as Denmark celebrated the 100t(...)

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner hold a copy of a check while he speaks at a political rally in Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago. Warner made a televised address Wednesday night, saying he will prove a link between soccer’s governing body and his nation’s elections in 2010. Warner said he has documents and checks that link FIFA officials to the election. Photograph: Anthony Harris/AP 2:45

A former Fifa boss has admitted bribes were paid to senior officials to vote for the 2010 and 1998 World Cups, as a former vice-president of footba(...)

A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia  by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London

Ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been discovered in a duchess’s London bank vault and will be sold at auction on We(...)

The Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte: his party has just produced a seven-page position paper suggesting it’s time for Europe to close its borders to refugees and asylum-seekers. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

It’s indicative of what a hot topic immigration has become in the Netherlands that prime minister Mark Rutte’s Liberal Party has just produced a seven(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at the DAF factory in Eindhoven in February. Rutte’s Liberal Party and his junior coalition partners, Labour, are expected to lose heavily to Geert Wilders’ right-wing Freedom Party in provincial elections. Photograph: Getty Images

The Dutch government suffered its second embarrassment in a week when two ministers resigned over misleading parliament about a payment to a convic(...)

Australia said it will get tough on terrorism with changes to laws to prevent citizens’ involvement in militant groups and to curb so-called hate preachers. Prime Minister Tony Abbott (above) announced the measures after a government review of terrorism threats. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats(...)

Tony Abbott: before the vote, he said he would “learn from this experience”. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott has survived an internal Liberal Party vote to declare his position vacant by 61 votes to 39.As he walked into (...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)