A selection of the front pages of British newspapers taken on Friday following the  UK high court ruling yesterday that the Conservative government do not have the power on their own to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Photograph: Benjamin Fathers/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May faces a Brexit byelection after Conservative MP Stephen Phillips resigned his seat in protest against her handling of the process of leavi(...)

A Syrian man carries a baby after removing him from the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike in the Qatarji neighbourhood of  Aleppo on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo overnight, as Russia and the Syrian government(...)

A column of Ukrainian tanks  moves towards the de-facto border with Crimea near Kherson, southern Ukraine, on Friday. Photograph: Aleksandr Shulman/AP

The European Union and the United States have urged Moscow and Kiev to defuse continuing tension over an alleged deadly clash in Crimea, as Germany’s (...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin with his outgoing chief-of-staff Sergei Ivanov (left) and Mr Ivanov’s replacement Anton Vaino: the staff change was unexpected. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/AP

Russia has threatened to sever diplomatic relations with Ukraine over an alleged incursion by a pro-Kiev sabotage unit into Crimea, where Moscow has f(...)

A pro-government demonstrator holds a scarf reading the name of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a march towards the Asian side of the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

The Turkish government has sought to assure its citizens and foreign allies that it will not embark on a wave of repression after criticism of its res(...)

 Turkish police secure the area in front of Eminonu Mosque in Istanbul on Thursday. The  Turkish parliament has formally approved a three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish president Erdogan. Photograph: EPA

Turkey has said it will suspend the European convention on human rights during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of last weekend’s coup (...)

 Turkish people stand near a huge flag at Taksim Square , in Istanbul, Turkey, following a recent coup attempt. File photograph: Tolga Bozoglu

Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its fri(...)

The guarantee of mutual assistance if a member is attacked – treaty Article Five – remains the cornerstone of Nato deterence and the key commitment wh(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said Dublin would remain ‘fully at the heart of Europe’ and that the EU had been the ‘foundation stone’ of Ireland’s recent economic recovery. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is confident Berlin understands the sensitivity of Ireland’s unique relationship with Britai(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: Like a nun swearing off the pope, he said he would no longer confuse his personal pro-European convictions with the sombre reality of today’s post-Brexit EU. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Wolfgang Schäuble, the 73-year-old elder statesman of German and European politics, has demonstrated time and again that when it comes to putting the (...)

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