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German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron are among several European leaders who do not have children. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Theresa May (British prime minister), Emmanuel Macron (president of France) and Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany). World leaders, and child-free. (...)

 Ruth Davidson: she   has called for a “period of silence” among her Conservative colleagues to allow the prime minister to get a Brexit deal “over the line”. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Ruth Davidson will call on her party colleagues to get back to Conservative principles and agree a Brexit deal or risk “handing the keys of Downing St(...)

Sinéad Burke: “Her mission is clear,” says Vogue: “To educate designers on how to be fully inclusive in fashion and beyond.” Photograph: Sara Freund

Vogue has named an Irish woman as one of the 25 most influential and aspirational female figures working in Britain. Speaking from London, Sinéad Burk(...)

Oxfam is struggling to stem an exodus of support after the ‘Times’ newspaper alleged it had concealed findings from an inquiry into the behaviour of several staff members. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The former Oxfam official at the centre of a sex scandal surrounding the charity has denied paying for prostitutes when he was country director in Hai(...)

British prime minister Theresa May, accompanied by her chief of staff Gavin Barwell, leaves 10 Downing Street for the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

In 2017, Theresa May did not just flunk a general election of her own calling, she then misjudged her “victory” speech so much that she had to re-give(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker address a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday morning. Photograph: AP

Last week’s column highlighted how, 90 years ago, Ireland’s economic relations with the UK were tied up with the future of the Border. Now, achieving (...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis responds in the House of Commons  to questions on the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: PA

Britain wants any future “regulatory alignment” for Northern Ireland to apply to the whole of the UK after Brexit, chief British negotiator David Davi(...)

DUP shock: Arlene Foster with party colleagues Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds in Belfast on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The Government has rejected claims by the DUP leader that it wanted to prevent her party from seeing details of the Border deal that the UK was planni(...)

Theresa May is greeted by primary pupils during a visit to the Dunraven School in Streatham, south London,  on Monday. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

In the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, characters cope with the bleakness of their situation through denia(...)

The prime minster said she would not ‘hide from the challenge’ when asked about the foreign secretary Boris Johnson. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Theresa May has suggested she is prepared to demote Boris Johnson in a signal of strength after Downing Street successfully deflected an attempted cou(...)

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