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The UK is planning a law to allow it  to repudiate parts of its  Brexit deal on Northern Ireland.

In his general election campaign of 2019, Boris Johnson promised the country that he would “get Brexit done”. He has failed. Once again he is planning(...)

Boris Johnson at the end of his trip to India, where he achieved progress on a post-Brexit trade deal but failed to apply pressure on its prime minister to condemn Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

He is maligned by Moscow and enmeshed in scandal in London, but when Boris Johnson visited Kyiv this month, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy co(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson insisted he had not deliberately misled MPs about a birthday celebration in the cabinet room in June 2020. Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

MPs will decide on Thursday if Boris Johnson should face an investigation over his statements about attending parties in Downing Street during lockdow(...)

The centrist Macron asked voters to trust him for a second five-year term despite a presidency troubled by protests, the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Photograph: EPA/Yoan Valat

The political centre cannot hold. If this was not already obvious, last Sunday’s elections in France have surely made it so. A clear majority of all (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson also suggested a thaw in relations with Iran, another major oil producer, could be on the way. File photograph: Getty

Boris Johnson has defended his decision to visit Saudi Arabia, saying it was important to have as broad a coalition as possible to confront Vladimir P(...)

Mike Burns and Enda Kenny at the McGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal, in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The former taoiseach Enda Kenny and the British ambassador Paul Johnston were among the large group of friends, politicians, mandarins and colleagues (...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss will attend a meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council next week. Photograph: Rob Pinney/PA Wire

When Liz Truss attends a meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council next week, she will be the first foreign secretary to do so since Britain left th(...)

Peter Flanagan in London

Peter Flanagan left Ireland in 2016 to perform stand-up comedy in London. He has worked as a writer and comedian in Britain and Europe Until recently(...)

When former British prime minister Tony Blair converted to Catholicism, it was of no more significance than if he had switched from supporting Bohemians to Rovers. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

My mother was very virtuous. She prayed every day and attended Mass at least once a week. But was she a Catholic? I had better explain why I ask. One(...)

Bernadette Devlin talks to reporters in 1972 after she slapped British home secretary Reginald Maudling for claiming that the British soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday had acted in self-defence. Photograph: Frank Barratt/Getty

February 1967: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is founded. October 5th, 1968: NICRA and the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHA(...)

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