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People react to the verdict outside Lledoners jail in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, where Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras was jailed. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images.

Spain’s supreme court on Monday sentenced nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role i(...)

John Downey arriving at Omagh Magistrates’ Court in Omagh on Saturday. Photograph :  Niall  Carson/PA Wire

A man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of two soldiers in Northern Ireland in 1972 . John Downey (67), who was wanted over the mu(...)

Between 33 and 40 per cent of the cases being heard by the Irish Supreme Court have a significant European Union law element, Chief Justice, Frank Clarke said on Wednesday night. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Chief Justice has said a recent run of environmental cases in the Supreme Court had led to jokes it was becoming the protector of rare bird specie(...)

An activist of environmental organisation Greenpeace holds a giant letter to display “CO2” around the logo of German car maker Volkswagen (VW) at the entrance of the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, northern Germany.  Photograph:  John MacDougall/ Getty Images

Volkswagen is gearing up to fight the largest legal claim of its kind in modern German history, opening the latest chapter in the diesel emissions sag(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  said he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

The new Brexit commemorative 50 pence piece due to flood Britain’s tills in barely a month will be etched with pledges of “peace, prosperity and frien(...)

A worker walks past the Conservative Party branded sign that reads ‘Get Brexit Done’ outside Manchester Central convention complex ahead of the party’s annual conference. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFPGetty Images

Neutrals and fanatics are united by the belief that getting Brexit done will bring an end to the current chaos. Closure is an overused word but it is (...)

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Sterling fell on Thursday for a second straight day to near 10-day lows, as investors waited for parliament’s next step to break the Brexit impasse an(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson points his finger during fractious exchanges on Wednesday.   Photograph:  House of Commons/PA Wire

The British newspapers react in their usual partisan manner to the extraordinarily fractious scenes in the House of Commons in which UK prime minister(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

This week’s ruling from the UK supreme court is undoubtedly historic but its practical impact may be close to zero. Prime minister Boris Johnson pror(...)

Boris Johnson in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening. He devoted most of his speech to goading the opposition about their failure to vote for an election. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/PA Wire

The House of Commons has seen many rancorous debates in recent months but seldom has the air been as thick with sulphur as during Boris Johnson’s stat(...)

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