UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay is welcomed by EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP Pool.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has received the green light from the 27 member states to go into intensive negotiations with the UK t(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Ms Foster said   she looked forward to discussing with Mr Johnson the ‘shared objectives of strengthening the union, delivering Brexit and restoring devolution’. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Unionist politicians congratulated Boris Johnson on his election as leader of the Conservative party and incoming British prime minister, while nation(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney arrives for the National Day of Commemoration ceremony in Dublin on Sunday. Mr Coveney has warned online platforms of their responsibility to police the “ever-evolving threat” of disinformation. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State’s security services are “appraising” a suspected Russian intelligence operation to spread fake news online targeting divisions in Ireland an(...)

Ivanka Trump and UK international trade secretary Liam Fox arrive for the state banquet for US president Donald Trump  at Buckingham Palace on June 3rd. Photograph: Victoria Jones/Reuters

US president Donald Trump will “no longer deal” with the UK’s ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch and criticised prime minister Theresa May for makin(...)

Arlene Foster. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A forged email purporting to show DUP leader Arlene Foster supporting the EU’s position on Brexit was used by Russians in an online disinformation cam(...)

Digital researchers found that a fake Irish Facebook account was among 16 used to spread disinformation. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

A Russian intelligence operation, whose online posts were taken down by Facebook, is suspected of spreading fake news about Northern Ireland, an inves(...)

BORIS JOHNSON – CLEAR FRONT RUNNER IN THE TORY LEADERSHIP RACE – IS CHERISHED BY OLDER CONSERVATIVES BUT VIEWED BY OTHERS AS A SERIAL LIAR AND AMOR(...)

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson. Photograph: Andrew Yates/File Photo/Reuters

With Theresa May facing ever-increasing pressure from her backbenchers to name a date when she will quit Number 10, you can barely move in Westminster(...)

British  prime minster Theresa May and  husband Phillip  casting their vote in  the European elections in her Maidenhead constituency. Photograph:  EPA/Neil Hall

Theresa May’s government has postponed the publication of the withdrawal agreement bill until next month, and failed to set a date for its second read(...)

Shadow chancellor of the exchequer, Labour’s John McDonnell: “The administration is falling apart”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The battle among leading Conservatives to replace Theresa May as prime minister threatens to derail talks with the opposition Labour Party and the bid(...)

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