Shadow Brexit secretary  Keir Starmer: says that Theresa May is sending out a confused message on Brexit because the Conservative party is so divided on the issue. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Any other time but now, a former Conservative chancellor calling for the current Conservative chancellor to be sacked would be news. But when Nigel La(...)

If the acclamation that greeted Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow this week is any guide, her position as lea(...)

 Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte gives his signature fist bump with US actor Steven Seagal, in Manila. Photograph: PPD/AFP/Getty Images

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he hoped a shift to targeting big networks in his war on drugs would satisfy “bleeding hearts” (...)

A rally on Wall Street paused on Thursday following lacklustre quarterly earnings from JPMorgan and Citigroup.

There were record closes for the UK’s FTSE and Germany’s benchmark index Dax, but it was a slow day on the Iseq index. Dublin Bank of Ireland traded(...)

Hungarian minister for  foreign affairs and trade Peter Szijjarto (right) receives Ukrainian minister for foreign affairs Pavlo Klimkin in his office in Budapest, Hungary, today. Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/EPA

Ukraine has assured Hungary it has no intention of restricting minority rights with a new education law that prompted Budapest to call for a review of(...)

A Lufthansa airliner parks next to the Air Berlin aircraft at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Lufthansa reinforced its position as Germany’s largest airline on Thursday by signing a €210 million deal to buy large parts of insolvent Air Berlin. (...)

Bank of America is one of only two non-French lenders that have thus far chosen Paris as a destination for some significant operations. Photograph: Jeremy Bales/Bloomberg

Bank of America signed a lease for office space in Paris, formalizing plans to move its European trading hub to the French capital after Brexit, peopl(...)

GDPR is the most comprehensive data protection legislation to be passed in the history of the EU.

New data regulations to be introduced across the European Union next year are being promoted as if they are profoundly negative, when in fact they wil(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘The 2018 budget increase is hugely positive and critical to preparations for our enhanced and increasingly globally prominent regulatory role’

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says her office aims to spend its additional €4 million allocated in Budget 2018 to recruit up to 40 new emp(...)

UK chancellor Philip Hammond arriving at  10 Downing Street  on Wednesday. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Theresa May appeared to slap down her chancellor Philip Hammond over Brexit on Wednesday after he said he would only spend money preparing for leaving(...)