DUP leader and First Minister Peter Robinson at Hillsborough Castle. After meeting Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers for more than an hour at Hillsborough Castle last night, he indicated there could be serious consequences if his demands were not met.

The Northern Assembly has been recalled tomorrow for a special emergency meeting to discuss the political “crisis” over the is(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves the Old Bailey courthouse in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

A new system of press regulation in the United Kingdom has received approval from Queen Elizabeth after judges in the High Court and the Court of Appe(...)

Sir Brian Leveson has insisted that he will not interfere in the stand-off between politicians and the press over regulation reforms. The judge said i(...)

 Ed Miliband: “It’s perfectly legitimate for the Daily Mail to talk about my father’s politics but when they say that he hated Britain I was not willing to put up with that.” Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Ed Miliband has been given support from David Cameron and Nick Clegg over his decision to take on the Daily Mail in response to an article he claimed (...)

Pope Francis called for an attitude of ‘wound healing’. Photograph: Luca Zennaro

  Pope Francis has indicated he wants a “new balance” within the Catholic church, calling for greater involvement of women in the insti(...)

Vatican secretary of state Msgr Pietro Parolin is credited with having skilfully handled complex issues such as nuclear disarmament as well as Holy See dialogue with China, North Korea and Iran. Photograph: Reuters/Kham

Pope Francis has given a strong indication of the direction of his pontificate when making arguably his most important appointment to date, naming ex(...)