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Anti-Brexit demonstrators  march from Britain’s Houses of Parliament to Downing Street in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is a keen student of Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese military strategist, who wrote in The Art of War that(...)

The Sun and Guardian newspapers’ front page on Thursday

Reaction in the world’s press to prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament was predictably strong on Thursday, with most papers s(...)

Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London demonstrate against prime minister Boris Johnson’s planned closure of parliament  for five weeks. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA

A showdown next week in the British parliament between Boris Johnson and opponents of a no-deal Brexit is now inevitable after the prime minister anno(...)

British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

What is prorogation? Prorogation is a formal mechanism to end a session of parliament, normally lasting only a short time until proceedings begin aga(...)

Virginia Giuffre, an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein, center, pauses while speaking with members of the media outside of federal court in New York, on Tuesday. Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

A woman who alleges she was a victim of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and claimed she was forced into a sexual encounter with the Duke of York (...)

 Britain’s Prince Andrew arrives by horse and carriage to Ascot  on ladies day in June. Photograph:  Toby Melville/Reuters

Britain’s Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any suspicious behaviour during the time he spent with disgraced US financier Jeffr(...)

Eoin Cannon as Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes The Musical.

One doesn’t so much have a conversation with Malachy McCourt as furnish him with an audience. To chat with him is to be pelted with brilliant one-line(...)

Light keeper Gerald Butler  watched events during the tragic 1979 race unfold from his post at Fastnet Rock (above) and provided a guiding light to yachts and radio signals to rescuers. File photograph: Getty

A series of paintings and poems will be unveiled at Cork’s Cape Clear Museum on Sunday in honour of those who lost their lives in the 1979 Fastnet dis(...)

Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

  Donnacha O’Brien riding Ten Sovereigns at Newmarket Racecourse in September   2018. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

July Cup winner Ten Sovereigns and Prix Maurice de Gheest hero Advertise could clash again in the Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot on October 1(...)

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