Sinn Féin Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Efforts to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly are coming to a “critical” stage, Sinn Féin’s Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill said at (...)

P45: the comedian Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, hands Theresa May a fake P45 at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

British cabinet ministers defended Theresa May on Wednesday after her keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference fell victim to a prankster a(...)

Comedian Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, hands prime minister Theresa May a P45 during her keynote speech to delegates and party members on the last day of the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Theresa May was halfway through a slur against Jeremy Corbyn when comedian Simon Brodkin appeared at the podium and handed her a huge P45, saying “Bor(...)

European shares fell with Spain’s IBEX marking its biggest loss since last year’s Brexit vote shook equity markets

European shares fell on Wednesday on the back of the crisis in Catalonia, while US secretary of state Rex Tillerson insistence that he did not conside(...)

Philip Hammond hands a cough sweet to  Theresa May after she suffered a coughing fit whilst addressing the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May reset her “mainstream Conservative agenda” on Wednesday, taking on her critics, and even a protester who interrupte(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson takes the stage to address the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

For the first time during the Conservative party conference, there were queues outside the auditorium, with standing room only long before Boris John(...)

A delegate at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, England. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Your job is never easier, your colleagues never kinder, your worries never more trivial, than when you imagine life as Theresa May. Since the electio(...)

 A Park Service employee lowers  US flags on the grounds of the Washington Monument to half-mast after the massacre in Las Vegas. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Reaction to the massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival poured in from the US and around the world on Monday after at least 58 people were kil(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange   in New York . Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

World stock markets climbed on Monday, lifted by optimism over the outlook for corporate earnings and US president Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, wh(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May  visits a home near the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester, October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Theresa May is right. “As Conservatives,” she told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, “the arguments that we thought we’d had and won during the 1980s a(...)