UK and Iran agree to re-establish direct diplomatic relations Two countries to quit contact through third-country intermediaries but embassies in their respective capitals are to remain closed.
Is Britain sleepwalking towards a European exit? An Observer poll conducted in four countries reveals the widening gulf between Britain and the rest of the EU. And on both sides of the Channel, attitudes seem to be hardening.
UK a great place to live and work says OECD Thinktank ranks UK above average on jobs, earnings and housing in its Better Life Index – but below average on education, skills and income equality.
Gibraltar border controls examined by EC amid UK-Spanish tensions European Commission carries out ‘fact-finding mission’ after summer dispute led to huge queues at Gibraltar border crossing.
UK needs migrant workers ‘because locals are lazy’ says Bulgaria Bulgaria insists ‘benefit tourism’ is a myth and says its people are vital to British agriculture.
Cameron: UK may be small island but it has biggest heart British leader mounts patriotic defence – which he is happy to be set to music – after reported Russian claim no one listens to UK.
William Hague: UK will offer only diplomatic support on Syria Foreign secretary says parliament has spoken and Labour would need to be ‘less partisan’ to reverse Commons vote.
John Kerry statement on Syria polarises world leaders Iran and Russia stand alongside Bashar al-Assad’s regime while the UK, France and Australia follow Washington’s lead.
Syria crisis: UK armed forces ‘making contingency plans’ for military action No 10 says Britain and US will not be bound by findings of UN weapons team investigating chemical attack.
Gibraltar row: David Cameron considers EU legal action against Spain UK may invoke EU laws promoting free movement across EU borders as Madrid reportedly look to take dispute to UN.