The newly unveiled statue of George  Best outside Winsdor Park in Belfast has drawn criticism from fans. Photograph:   Liam McBurney/PA Wire

From Cristiano Ronaldo to Diego Maradona, a dubious likeness in bronze has become almost de rigueur for any self-respecting football superstar. Now (...)

Sabine Weyand, deputy negotiator for the EU. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Getty

Brussels has said a vote by UK MPs to block a no-deal Brexit in any circumstances is a meaningless move, with one senior EU negotiator describing it a(...)

Theresa May makes a statement to the House of Commons in London on Brexit on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has promised to give MPs a vote on extending Brexit negotiations or withdrawing from the EU without a deal if her p(...)

British prime minister Theresa May meets Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at the EU-League of Arab States Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May is holding meetings with European leaders at a summit in Egypt as attempts to resolve the Brexit impasse continue. (...)

 Emergency workers outside Tekhnologichesky Institute metro station after an explosion in Saint Petersburg on Monday. Photograph:  Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

At least 10 people were killed on Monday when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a metro tunnel in the Russian city of St Petersburg. The I(...)

Hijack  captain should have been confident in security, says expert 0:53

The hijack of an Egyptian plane which was forced to divert to Cyprus after a man on board claimed to have a suicide belt is a return to “the security(...)

Tourists gather at check-in counters at Sharm el-Sheikh airport yesterday. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Efforts to repatriate thousands of British tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh descended into confusion yesterday as Egyptian authorities prevented most pla(...)

Passengers of an easyJet flight to Britain wait after their flight was cancelled at the airport of the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Russia has suspended all passenger flights to Egypt after a deadly plane crash at the weekend as Western officials said intelligence “chatter” support(...)

Demonstrators protest against Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi near Downing Street whilst he met with Britain’s prime minister David Cameron in London, Britain. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

The first British tourists could be repatriated from Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday if UK officials are satisfied with a security assessment of the airport(...)

Russian tourists arriving at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport this week. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised against all nonessential travel to Egypt, citing a heightened risk of targeted attacks against foreigner(...)

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