A satellite image shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility following drone attacks. Photograph: Planet Labs/AP

Iran has dismissed US accusations that it was responsible for a swarm of explosive drone attacks on the world’s largest petroleum processing facility (...)

Theresa May has announced a year-long Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for 2022. Photograph: PA

An influential British think tank has urged the British government not to go ahead with a UK-wide festival in 2022 because it clashes with the centena(...)

Any successful amendments will not have the force of law, but will carry heavy political weight as a signal to Downing Street and Brussels of what kind of Brexit MPs are likely to approve. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The House of Commons is due to vote on Tuesday on a series of amendments relating to the Brexit process. This follows the defeat by 432 votes to 202 (...)

Sir Graham Brady’s amendment to the Brexit withdrawal agreement calls for the backstop to be replaced with “alternative arrangements”. File photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May on Monday asked her party to support a proposal which calls for the Northern Irish backstop in her Brexit deal with(...)

British prime minister Theresa May. After losing the support of one-third of Conservatives and the DUP’s 10 MPs, she appeared to be seeking to form a new majority for a Brexit deal with the help of Labour votes. Photograph: Getty Images

As MPs prepare to vote next week on how to proceed with Brexit after last week’s rejection of Theresa May’s deal, London and Brussels are marching in (...)

British prime minister Theresa May: Former Labour minister Yvette Cooper and her allies want to block a no-deal Brexit by postponing the March 29th deadline if Mrs May fails to get a deal through parliament. Photograph: PA Wire

When MPs debate Brexit next Tuesday, they will not have a “meaningful vote” on Theresa May’s deal, which they rejected last week by a margin of 230 vo(...)

  Labour MP Yvette Cooper:    Her amendment could oblige the UK government to postpone Brexit until the end of the year if the prime minister fails to win MPs’ approval for a deal by the end of next month. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

MPs at Westminster could vote next week on an amendment calling for UK prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to be approved on condition that a tim(...)

 Theresa May speaking at the  Parliamentary Liaison Committee on Thursday

British prime minister Theresa May has said that she would activate planning for a no-deal Brexit if her deal with the European Union is voted down in(...)

Karen Bradley: Conservative MP Andrew Murrison said her response made no attempt to clarify which rights would be available to people in Northern Ireland who hold Irish passports after Brexit.  File photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The British government’s response to concerns about Brexit preparations raised by a report from the House of Commons’ Northern Ireland Affairs Committ(...)

British prime minister Theresa May was urged by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster to take a more active role in Northern Ireland’s affairs until devolved institutions there are restored.  Photograph: EPA

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster has called on Theresa May’s government to take a more active role in the affairs of Northern Ire(...)

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