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A scene from 20th Century Fox’s The Longest Day, the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy during the second World War. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

The first film I remember my father ever taking me to was The Longest Day, a dramatisation of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. I was four or five. I v(...)

Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For months BBC journalist Aileen Moynagh was subjected to a stranger’s horrific threats. moynagh would like the law to change so that social media (...)

The Kremlin’s towers and passersby are seen reflected in the window of a closed McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow. Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Image of the week: De-arching After announcing the temporary closure of its 847 restaurants in Russia on March 8th, US fast food giant McDonald’s has(...)

 Boris Johnson has thanked the Metropolitan Police for its investigation into lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street after it told him he wi(...)

Dermot Johnson of Johnson Bros food wholesaler in Lisburn. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

A consignment of 28 boxes of beef-flavoured crisps sums up Dermot Johnson’s problems with Brexit, and with the Northern Ireland protocol designed to p(...)

UK foreign secretary Liz Truss says the aim is not to scrap the protocol completely. Photograph: Marco Bertorello / AFP via Getty

The return of Brexit to the political agenda and the row over the Northern Ireland protocol has thrown the delicate quadrangular relationships between(...)

We’re losing sight of what matters in the clamour to reduce complex issues to a spaghetti western-style showdown between your side and mine. Photograph: iStock

The row over turf-cutting rights is a pitched battle between privileged urban elites and left-behind rural dwellers. The controversy over the relocati(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis currently has sole responsibility for calling a Border poll. File photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

When Leo Varadkar and Michelle O’Neill agree on anything it’s worth having a look at it. The two second-in-commands – Varadkar in the Irish Government(...)

Members of the Kraken Ukrainian special forces prepare to tow a Russian armoured vehicle in the village of Rus’ka Lozova, outside Kharkiv. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/ The New York Times

Russia has said it is close to capturing all of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, as artillery strikes took more lives and destroyed more infrast(...)

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