Theresa May: The prime minister has ruled out remaining in a customs union with the EU after Brexit. Photograph:  Jack Taylor/ Getty Images

A powerful cross-party group of MPs are set to force a vote in the House of Commons next week calling on Theresa May’s government to seek to remain i(...)

European Council President Donald Tusk before his speech at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The UK has again been warned by the EU that unless it comes up with a solution that avoids a hard Border on the island of Ireland, both arrangements f(...)

British inflation unexpectedly cooled to a one-year low in March, according to figures that raise some doubts over bets the Bank of England will raise(...)

United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley: “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.” Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

A rift in the Trump administration over future Russia sanctions has spilled out into the open, with administration officials offering contradictory ac(...)

The  Kremlin:  trying to penetrate their computer networks in the West.  Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The United States and Britain on Monday issued a first-of-its-kind joint warning about Russian cyberattacks against government and private organisatio(...)

People’s Vote: the MPs Caroline Lucas, Layla Moran, Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry want a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

MPs could delay Brexit if they are unhappy with a final deal by sending the British government back to Brussels to renegotiate it, according to a new (...)

President Michael D Higgins said John Redmond had followed in a line of constitutional nationalists who had won concessions from the British government which had improved the lot of ordinary Irish people. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has described John Redmond as a “patriot and a courageous politician who sought to do what he thought was right in the bes(...)

David Davis, Britain’s  secretary of state for exiting the European Union: mentioned Leo Varadkar’s “tough” negotiating style on Brexit. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

When David Davis told a conference this week that Sinn Féin had “quite a strong influence” on the Taoiseach’s tough negotiating style on Brexit, he wa(...)

Bill Clinton and Tony Blair at Queen’s University on Tuesday, “signalling they were not there to cry over the agreement’s corpse”. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It could easily have turned into a wake. Instead, the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement struck surprisingly positive notes. The guest list al(...)

Yulia Skripal has been released from hospital and her father,  former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, is reportedly recovering rapidly. Photograph:  Facebook

Russia has warned Britain that it will view as abduction any move to resettle former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who are recovering fr(...)

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