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Thousands of trucks  could be delayed  by customs checks after Brexit. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Britain’s big decision on a no-deal Brexit is looming this month. But there is no consensus on how leaving the EU without an agreement would affect th(...)

A garda at a border crossing in Donegal in 1985. Photograph: Getty Images

Life has become pretty normal for most people in Northern Ireland over the past 20 years or so. Like anyone else in the UK, people go to jobs near to (...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Two of the 13 Irish MEPs elected in next year’s European Parliament elections will not be allowed take up their seats if there is any delay in Britain(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, PSNI temporary deputy chief constable Stephen Martin and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in Newcastle, Co Down. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The increased availability of firearms on the dark web and the radicalisation of people by terrorist groups online could result in so-called “lone wol(...)

Cars and lorries stuck on A1 between Morpeth and Alnwick as the severe weather conditions continue. Photograph: PA

Snowstorms forced Britain to call in the army to help battle some of the worst weather seen for nearly 30 years. After a blast of Siberian cold dubb(...)

One of the big underlying stories of Ireland in the past 20 years is the strange death of Anglophobia. Illustration: Mark Harwood/Getty/ITPM

The one phrase most likely to have been in the heads of those who went to fight for an Irish republic in 1916 came from the writings of Theobald Wolf(...)

Deal to be done?: a student protests in Tehran in support of Iran’s nuclear programme. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP

So Iran is about to clinch a deal with the world’s great powers? Maybe. The umpteenth deadline passed on July 9th, when the United States Congress do(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the start of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/EPA

Negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme have been “tough and very serious” and the next few days will show whether T(...)

China’s infrastructure spend in the past few years has been immense and rail spending has been the cornerstone of much of the outlay. China had more t(...)

Chinese vice-president Li Yuanchao and US vice-president Joe Biden listen to their national anthems during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Reuters

Relations with China need to be based on trust, US vice-president Joe Biden said as he emerged from a meeting with president Xi Jinping, with neither (...)

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