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US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Boris Johnson meeting in New York in September 2019. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

It’s nine days to Election Day. Donald Trump landed at Stansted airport last night for a two-day visit that has Conservative strategists in a tall st(...)

Unless something dramatic happens in the UK election, Julian King will be the last British member of the EU Commission. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg via Getty

On Friday, a very ordinary thing happened. A man packed up his stuff, closed the door and left his office for good. There was no ceremony to mark the (...)

EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera Jourova, commissioner for security union Julian King, and commissioner for digital economy and society Mariya Gabriel: new measures to  counter terrorism and invest in cybersecurity. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Plans to fine online platforms for failing to act within an hour to take down terrorist-related material is not a case of censorship, EU security comm(...)

Border at Newry: Prof Federico Fabbrini says the EU could “declare the entire territory of Northern Ireland to be a frontier zone to the EU customs union; thereby removing the need for customs controls (at least on the EU side)”. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The EU could use an obscure provision in an international trade treaty to preserve a frictionless border in Ireland in the aftermath of a no-deal, no-(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s wide-ranging speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg took in issues such a Brexit, climate change, European unity, tax issues and migration. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

It’s Leo Varadkar’s birthday on Thursday. This time last year, he was an ambitious young Cabinet minister with his eye on the top job. On Thursday he(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. File Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Making progress on the Irish border is essential in moving Brexit negotiations to the next phase, NI Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said. (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire: “There must be no physical infrastructure at the Border.” Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is to meet senior European Union figures in Brussels to emphasise the unique issues affecting the North a(...)

 Driss Oukabir  posing on a beach. Photograph: Handout/Facebook/AFP/Getty

Officers seeking Spanish police investigating the Barcelona terrorist attack are hunting an 18-year-old man who is suspected of driving the van that p(...)

Airline passenger data: governments in Europe have stepped up their arguments in favour of data retention after a spate of militant attacks in recent years

A deal between the European Union and Canada to share airline-passenger data must be revised as parts of it violate privacy and data-protection laws b(...)

A picture released in March 2016 by Belgian police showing suspects of the attacks at Brussels Airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A total of 142 people died in terror attacks across Europe in 2016, a death toll on a par with the 148 fatalities the previous year – but a striking i(...)

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