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Harry and Meghan shedding royal highness titles signifies we've entered a new era for the Royals

We've entered a new era for the Royal family, pushed along by a couple who demanded something different and got it, Samantha Hawley writes. → Read More

The Queen juggles compassion for Prince Harry and Meghan with protecting the Royal brand

The Queen's statement supports and respects her grandson and his wife's desire to step down, but she makes it clear she wants an end to damaging speculation about the Royal's family's future. → Read More

What is the modern relevance of the Royal family if Prince Harry leaves with his wife Meghan Markle?

The Royal brand has relied on Prince Harry as an enthusiastic member for 35 years. If key members of the Royal family are lost, is there any certainty the brand will survive at all? → Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step back another blow for Royal family's brand

At Christmas, the Queen spoke of a bumpy 2019. Now 2020 has kicked off with her grandson pulling back from Royal duties. → Read More

Boris Johnson misled the Queen by asking her to suspend Parliament. Will he survive it?

Boris Johnson has had nothing short of an embarrassingly dismal first two months as Prime Minister. Thanks to a damning Supreme Court ruling against him, he will now be holding on for dear life, writes Samantha Hawley. → Read More

Brexit: United Kingdom needs to hit restart button to break free of political quagmire

For three years, Brexit has plunged the British Parliament into crisis, providing a stalemate that no leader appears capable of solving. Regardless of the way it comes about, it's almost certain the people of the United Kingdom will need to go back to the polls, writes Samantha Hawley. → Read More

After 40 days as PM, Boris Johnson is on the wildest political ride of his life

Just when you thought the Brexit ride couldn't get any wilder, at Westminster it shifted from extraordinary to gobsmacking, writes Samantha Hawley. → Read More

Not everyone at G7 failed to get along — Morrison and Johnson talked Brexit, cricket and space

As the G7 leaders struggled to reach consensus on trade and the environment, the Australian and British prime ministers pledge closer trading ties and a willingness to work together on space activity. → Read More

G7 nations struggle to reach consensus on trade and security

Once upon a time, it wasn't this hard — the leaders of the largest industrialised economies could spend a weekend discussing the world's problems and reach a consensus. Not anymore, writes Samantha Hawley. → Read More

Dramatic rise in knife crime in UK

An escalation in knife crime in the UK dominated headlines last year, when almost every day someone was stabbed to death on a London street. More than a hundred people have been stabbed to death this year. → Read More

UK knife crime epidemic sees children as young as 10 rushed to hospital with stab wounds

Hospitals inundated with bleeding teenagers. Children carrying blades for protection. Knives taken off supermarket shelves. As the death toll rises, Britain is desperately searching for a solution to its knife crime crisis. → Read More

"My own finest hour": can Boris beat Brexit?

Leadership of the UK Tory Party will be announced tonight, our time. Boris Johnson widely is tipped to become prime minister in the wake of Theresa May's resignation. But number of senior Tory figures are refusing to serve under him and he faces challenges on Brexit and Iran. → Read More

UK to boost military presence in Gulf over seized British oil tanker

As the stand-off over the seized British flagged oil tanker continues, the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says a greater presence of Western military in the Gulf would be EU-led and would not include the United States. → Read More

Boris Johnson is tipped to be the next British PM. Could he be the world's next Donald Trump?

Boris Johnson is tipped to be Britain's next PM. With his trademark hair, famous family, wealth and scandals, he is set to take some of the global spotlight from the US President, writes Samantha Hawley. → Read More

Boris Johnson poised to be UK PM

Great Britain is just a few short days away from having a new prime minister. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his predecessor in the role, Boris Johnson, are both competing for Conservative Party leadership, with Johnson the clear front-runner. → Read More

UK to send second warship to Persian Gulf after tanker standoff

There's mounting concerns over how Iran will respond to the UK's decision to send a second warship to the Persian Gulf after this weeks standoff over a British oil tanker. → Read More

Australia loses first ever Cricket World Cup semi-final to England

Australia has lost its first ever cricket world cup semi -final to England on the home team's favoured pitch at Edgbaston in Birmingham. → Read More

Tory leadership race in UK becomes increasingly personal

In the UK, the frontrunner for the Tory leadership, Boris Johnson has been labelled 'a coward' after he refused to answer questions about a late night row with his girlfriend, which promoted a visit from police. → Read More

Only two candidates left standing in British leadership battle

A final vote of Conservative MPs has reduced the candidates for Britain's leadership to two after both cabinet ministers, Michael Gove and Sajid Javid, dropped out of the race. → Read More

Tory leadership contest down to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt following latest vote

Boris Johnson has propelled further towards becoming the next British Prime Minister, securing 160 votes out of 313 in the fifth leadership ballot of Conservative Party MPs. → Read More