Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses a Leave Means Leave event, on the sidelines of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, on Monday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week is expected to be Theresa May’s last as leader and the contenders to succeed her are engaged(...)

Cabinet minister Tobias Ellwood (centre) helps emergency services attend to a police officer  after the officer was stabbed in a terrorist attack outside Westminster. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

It was about 2.40pm and a division bell was ringing, calling MPs to vote on a pensions bill, when shots were heard in the grounds of the Palace of Wes(...)

Key players: former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbatchev, former US president George Bush and former German chancellor Helmut Kohl

329 days. Eleven months between the opening of the Wall and the “day of German unity”, the day when the two Germanys came together formally as (...)

Couples dance in Lenin Square on Monday in Simferopol, Ukraine after  voters on the autonomous Ukrainian peninsular of Crimea voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to secede from their country and join Russia. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Russia has recognised Crimea’s declaration of independence from Ukraine, as President Vladimir Putin brushed aside European Union and United St(...)

Anti-government protesters use torches and mobile devices during a rally in central Independence Square in Kiev on February 21st, 2014. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich agreed yesterday to make significant concessions to his opponents in the wake of deadly clashes in Kiev, (...)

A woman walks past an election poster of presidential candidate Georgy Margvelashvili in Tbilisi. Mr Margvelashvili is expected to win this weekend’s election. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

As Georgia prepares to hold a presidential election tomorrow, most of the chatter in Tbilisi is not about who will win, but whether Mikheil Saakashvi(...)