British foreign secretary Boris Johnson arrives at a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

Theresa May has called a special cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss the final draft of her speech on Brexit in Florence the following day and to (...)

Prime minister Theresa May with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at a ceremony in Ottawa. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May has attempted to reassert her authority over Brexit, insisting that her government is united and distancing herself from Boris Johnson’s (...)

It is tempting to view each of Boris Johnson’s actions through the prism of his personal ambition and selfishness, the two great animating forces of h(...)

Boris Johnson and Theresa May in 2016: the UK foreign secretary has said little about Brexit since the referendum. Photograph: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty

Senior ministers have accused Boris Johnson of backseat driving over Brexit after he warned against any deal that would involve paying the European Un(...)

Florence bound: Theresa May at Downing Street. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty

Theresa May chose Florence for her big European speech next week because it is Europe’s “historic heart”, a trading city with which Britain shared “de(...)

MPs on Monday continued to debate the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, with a vote on its second reading expected early on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain will on Tuesday offer to contribute military assets to European Union operations, co-operate on sanctions and agree joint positions on foreign(...)

Trees bend in the tropical storm wind along in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Hurricane Irma is showing signs of weakening and could be downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday. The National Hurricane Centre said the storm “sho(...)

Brexit countdown: after a few summer weeks of sanity, UK strategy has returned to chaos. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

After a few summer weeks of sanity while Theresa May was tramping the mountains of Austria and Wales, the United Kingdom’s Brexit strategy has returne(...)

The EU has over 3,300 protected food and drink products which have a specific geographic origin, including Italian parma ham and French champagne. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The EU is demanding Britain legislate to recognise products such as champagne, parmesan and beaufort cheese after Brexit, in a position paper seeking (...)

Rohingya refugees heading  to a nearby refugee camp at Ukhiya, Bangladesh, as they flee violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in o(...)