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Nikolay Glushkov, who was a close associate of the late Boris Berezovsky,  was found dead at his home in south London on Monday. File photograph: Pavel Smertin/Kommersant Photo/AP

Police have launched a murder investigation into the death in London this week of a Russian exile who had been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. (...)

 British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow  was summoned to the Russian foreign ministry amid escalating tension over the alleged poisoning case. Photograph: EPA/Yuri  Kochetkov

As Tuesday night’s deadline approached, nobody in Westminster expected Russia to offer any explanation of last week’s attack in Salisbury that would s(...)

British police officers stand on duty at a cordon near a bench covered in a protective tent, at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, southern England, where Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found  on March 4th. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

If the Russians are worried about being blamed for a nerve agent attack on British soil 10 days ago, they are not showing it. British prime minister (...)

The memorial for Alexander Skripal, son of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury on March 8th, 2018 in Wiltshire, England. Sergei Skripal  and his daughter remain critically ill after being exposed to an “unknown substance”. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

As military personnel join police in investigating the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, British ministers continue to insist that i(...)

John Redmond addressing a Home Rule meeting at the Parnell monument on O’Connell Street in Dublin in March 1912.  Photograph courtesy National Library of Ireland

It was a small group that gathered in a committee room at Westminster on Wednesday evening to mark the centenary of John Redmond’s death, but a distin(...)

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond: Deal on financial services is “very much in our mutual interest”. Photography: Stefan Rousseau/Pool

The British government has played down the significance of the European Union’s latest draft negotiating guidelines, which reject Theresa May’s propos(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May leaving Downing Street. She has  acknowledged that economic independence would come at a cost in terms of EU market access. Photograph: Will Oliver

The European Union’s latest draft negotiating guidelines are a flat rejection of Theresa May’s proposal for a flexible model of regulatory alignment a(...)

 British  chancellor Philip Hammond. “If it could be done with Canada or the US…it could be done with the UK – the EU’s closest financial services partner by far.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer will on Wednesday appeal to European Union states to abandon their resistance to including financial services in(...)

British prime minister Theresa May’s suggestion  that the Canada-US border could serve as a model for the Border in Ireland after Brexit has been rejected by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.  Photograph: PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has flatly rejected an idea floated by British prime minister Theresa May yesterday that the Canada-US border could serve as a (...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: “It is critical that we have a strong backstop in place to manage many of the difficult developments that could take place during the Brexit process.” Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has described as “critical” the guarantee that Northern Ireland would continue to adhere to European Union regula(...)

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