Protesters hold hands and wave the light from their phones as they participate in the ‘Hong Kong Way’, at Tsim Sha Tsui, in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city’s harbour, inspired by a protest 30 years ago in the B(...)

File photograph of Chloe Ayling speaking to reporters  the weekend after her ordeal.

A British model has told how she feels vindicated after the man she accused of kidnapping her for ransom was convicted and jailed for nearly 17 years.(...)

British Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow speaks to reporters while leaving the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Moscow has told Britain it must cut “just over 50” more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of (...)

 Russian diplomats and family members leaving the   Russian embassy in central London on Tuesday, March 20th.  British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal  and his daughter Yulia  who  were found suffering from exposure to a rare nerve agent in Salisbury on  March 4th.  Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain has stepped up checks on private flights entering the country but has held back from taking further retaliatory action in response to the poi(...)

Moscow said it was ordering the closure of the British Council in Russia and ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St Petersburg. Photograph: Getty

Russia’s government is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agen(...)

Brian Caulfield. Photograph: David Sleator

European venture capital activity is still relatively small compared with Silicon Valley and Asia, but the situation is rapidly changing. While things(...)

Priti Patel, who  resigned as international development secretary,  watches British prime minister Theresa May at a meeting earlier this year. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Penny Mordaunt, the pro-Brexit minister for disabled people, has been promoted to the UK cabinet as international development secretary, after Priti (...)

Danielle McLaughlin: found in a field close to the tourist resort of Canacona in Goa in March

The family of Donegal woman Danielle McLaughlin are hopeful the trial of the man charged with her killing will be fast-tracked. The family have rece(...)

Chloe Ayling speaking to reporters at the weekend after her ordeal

A British model who was allegedly kidnapped in Milan was too terrified to try to get away from her captor when he took her shoe shopping and to buy gr(...)

Danielle McLaughlin’s body was found on Tuesday in Goa

A man suspected of killing an Irish woman at a tourist resort in Goa will face murder and rape charges, police in the Indian state have said. A postm(...)

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