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Jeremy Corbyn’s lack of intellectual curiosity, his intolerance of dissent and his doctrinaire faith in ideas he formed in the 1970s leave him ill-equipped to lead a major party, let alone a broad church like Labour. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

The British Labour Party should be on the cusp of an historic triumph. The main opposition party faces one of the most incompetent administrations in (...)

Shamima Begum viewed beheading videos and those glorifying Isis fighters. Photograph: Laura Lean/AFP/Getty Images

The east London schoolgirl who left the UK to join Islamic State, also known as Isis, has compared the Manchester Arena bombing to air strikes by the (...)

Chuka Umunna speaking at the Independent Group launch in London. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

As they faced the press in a small, overcrowded room across the river from Westminster, the seven MPs leaving Labour discouraged any comparison with t(...)

Barry Andrews is congratulated by two of his children, Kate and Hugh, after being selected to contest the European Elections for Fianna Fáil in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Barry Andrews, confirmed as Fianna Fáil’s European Parliament candidate for the Dublin constituency, hails from party royalty. His father, David Andr(...)

The Wanli family was temporarily given a home in the Mosney direct provision centre while they looked for accommodation after arriving in Ireland. More than two years later, they’re still living at the centre.

Hanadi Wanli and her three children arrived in Ireland 2½ years ago as refugees from Damascus in Syria. They were reunited with Hanadi’s husband, who (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: address effectively declared a state of emergency in transatlantic relations. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura

After two years of needling, German chancellor Angela Merkel has hit back at the Trump-era attacks on the multilateral world order – and on Germany’s (...)

 Some EU countries have said they are preparing to take back former jihadists captured in Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Donald Trump has told the EU it must take back its 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria by US-backed forces and put them on trial. The US pres(...)

Renu Begum, sister of Shamima Begum, holds a photo of her sister as she made an appeal in 2015 for her to return home. Photograph: Laura Lean/Reuters

The family of an east London teenager who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State when she was 15 have said they have been told she has given birth t(...)

Angela Merkel  and Mike Pence (L) leave after a photo call during the 55th Munich Security Conference this weekend. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a strong rejoinder Saturday to US demands that European allies pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and gave a (...)

Men who had been arrested by Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers over suspected links to the Islamic State are held in Deir al-Zour province, in Syria, on January 30th. US president Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria provoked widespread fears over aresurgence of the Islamic State. Photograph: New York Times

Germany can take back Islamic State fighters captured in Syria only if the suspects have consular access, the interior ministry said on Sunday, playin(...)

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