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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov: “Maybe he lacks education, I don’t know,” he said of UK  defence secretary Gavin Williamson, who said on Thursday that “Russia should go away, it should shut up”. Photograph: Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/Reuters

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for prime minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians over a nerve agent attack on(...)

British PM Theresa May: “We will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have evidence that they may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents.” Photograph: PA

After days of sabre-rattling, British PM Theresa May’s response to the Salisbury attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal was, on the face of it, a modest o(...)

Steve Bannon, former adviser to president Donald Trump, and  Marine Le Pen, president of  France’s far-right party Front National (FN),  giving a joint press conference during the FN party annual congress on March 10th in Lille. Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

‘History”, Steve Bannon told the far-right National Front in Lille last week, “is on our side and will bring us victory . . . Every day we become stro(...)

Italy’s Five Star Movement founder Beppe Grillo with party leader Luigi Di Maio in Rome ahead of elections where they took a 32 per cent share of the vote. Photograph:  Tony Gentile/Reuters

Last Monday Matteo Renzi, Italy’s former prime minister, announced, as results of the general election still rolled in, that he is resigning as leader(...)

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 (...)

Brexit Britain: for the first time Theresa May has told her country that leaving the EU will have costs. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

One of the useful attributes of the European Union is its ability to fudge pretty much any controversial issue. Problems that in the past often led to(...)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, re-enacts smashing the windows in Dublin Castle  pictured being arrested by RIC man Rob McCarthy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than a century ago, a cartoon appeared in the Irish media featuring a glamorously dressed woman smashing a window with a hammer. On each pane wer(...)

British prime minister Theresa May delivers a speech about Brexit at the Mansion House in London on Friday. Photograph: Photographer: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s latest Brexit speech fell far short of a detailed negotiating position but it was an important moment in Britain’s internal debate as th(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May: appeared to slam door shut on the idea of staying in a customs union after Brexit.  Photograph:  PA Wire

Theresa May could not have been more emphatic in her rejection of the EU’s draft legal text, declaring that no British prime minister could ever agree(...)

Running into a fresh Brexit controversy: UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson Photograph: Getty Images

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