Failure to agree a deal on the withdrawal by the UK’s formal exit from the EU on March 29th, 2019, could provide “the kind of salutary shock that would be needed for both sides to get their acts together”, claims Sir Michael Leigh.

A former EU negotiator has said he does not see London and Brussels agreeing a deal to avoid a hard border in Ireland in this month’s Brexit negotiati(...)

An Armenian Orthodox woman prays at the Syrian Saint Sarkis Church during Christmas celebrations on January 6, 2016 in Damascus. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA

Genocide is a specific legal term. If something is classified as genocide, it imposes a responsibility to act on both individual states and the intern(...)

 Red wine’s supposed health benefits have been rubbished by British government experts rewriting the rule book on the  alcohol consumption.  Photograph: PA

People need to drink less alcohol as any consumption increases the risk of cancer and other diseases, British government health chiefs said in the fir(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: said the government would seek to overturn this latest amendment. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

David Cameron’s government will seek to reverse a vote by the House of Lords that would allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in Britain’s forthcoming re(...)