US stocks joined a global advance in equities sparked by China’s renewed commitment to stimulus. Photograph: Bloomberg

Stocks rose amid positive signs on US-China trade talks and improved sentiment following the UK’s decision to request a delay on its exit from the Eur(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is seen in the House of Commons, London, on Thursday. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs have voted to delay Britain’s departure from the EU by at least three months as talks continue between Theresa May’s government and the DUP in an (...)

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission,   welcomes British prime minister Theresa May in Strasbourg. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

What has just happened and what happens next? Theresa May has reached agreement with the EU on a package to try to reassure MPs about her Brexit deal(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds at Westminster: A whopping two-thirds of Northern voters said they thought DUP MPs were doing a bad job of representing Northern Ireland in London. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

One of the striking things about today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll findings is the degree to which views in Northern Ireland on Brexit and the polit(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

For most of the debate on Labour’s motion of no confidence in the British government, the green benches were largely empty as backbenchers delivered d(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  after attending a church service near her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Labour will table a motion of no confidence in Theresa May’s government this week if MPs reject her Brexit deal, Jeremy Corbyn has signalled. Howeve(...)

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, who said on Tuesday the vote showed Theresa May’s government no longer commanded a majority in the House. Photograph: PA Wire

The House of Commons has voted to give MPs the right to direct Theresa May’s government on what course to take if her Brexit deal is rejected next wee(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May,  in Buenos Aires on Saturday. Mrs May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are yet to agree the format for a mooted TV debate between the pair next Sunday. Photograph: AP Photo

Theresa May faces her first major battle in a crucial period for her Brexit plans, with the government at risk of being declared in contempt of parli(...)

British prime minister Theresa May at Queen’s University during her visit to Northern Ireland on November 27th Photograph: Liam McBurney/ WPA Pool/Getty

Labour has accused Theresa May’s government of defying the will of Parliament by refusing to publish the full legal advice ministers received about th(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May gives a press conference inside 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Getty Images

Irish stocks were the worst hit in western Europe on Thursday after political chaos in the United Kingdom caused sterling to plummet the most in more (...)

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