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 An anti-Brexit demonstrator outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Conservative Brexiteers said they would vote against the draft Brexit deal. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will chair an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday after negotiators agreed the draft text of a withdrawal agreement including a backsto(...)

 Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila  and Social Democracy Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea. “I assure you that Romania is ready” for the presidency, said Ms Dancila. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s leaders have clashed over the country’s readiness to hold the EU presidency from January, with president Klaus Iohannis claiming government (...)

Jay Shah: “I have lived in this country 30 years now and it is time to give back.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Fashion agent Jay Shah, who has been a gym-goer for the past 35 years, thought it was a combination of getting older and working too hard that had her(...)

Minister Michael Creed and Bridget Murphy with Greyhounds Paddy and Skylar. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has paid tribute to the work of the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust as it emerged that the organisation has rehom(...)

World Wars 1, 2 and 3 by Cristina Sampaio: “This cartoon is obviously controversial in its assertion, but it has an impact that can’t be ignored,” says festival director Richard Chapman

“From here, you get a breathtaking view of what will happen in the 20th century. The Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia. But also t(...)

Breandán Kearney with Franklin Verdonck of Siphon Brewing.

It was a dark winter’s day in West Flanders in 2013 when Breandán Kearney was drowning his sorrows in a train station bar. It had been a month since h(...)

Britain’s Brexit Minister Dominic Raab: admitted he underestimated the consequences of crashing out of the EU without a deal.  Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

When Theresa May’s cabinet meets over the next few days to consider the latest proposal for a Brexit deal, ministers will be under pressure to approve(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt: deal may be agreed within three weeks but signing it off within the next week is “probably pushing it”. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP

Ministers on both sides of the Irish Sea have played down the prospect of an imminent Brexit agreement as Conservative Brexiteers threatened to vote d(...)

Belgium’s former king, Albert II: has been asked to undergo a DNA test to determine paternity. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

You might think that you would not need DNA to test for blue blood. Not so, a Belgian court has decided. The claim by a “royal love child” to establis(...)

All Quiet on the Western Front: from the film of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

For some years after the end of the first World War, the memoirs of generals and statesmen dominated publication about it – none more prominently than(...)

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