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UK must accept border on Irish Sea is inevitable, says ex-WTO chief

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Boris Johnson’s row with the EU over Northern Ireland’s Brexit arrangements is “absolutely solvable” but only if the UK accepts that a border is inevitable, the former head of the World Trade Organization has said. Bu...

Airbnb chief donates $100m to Obama scholarship fund

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The co-founder and chief executive of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, has donated $100m to Barack Obama’s foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in public service, with the awards including multiple stipe...

UK police ‘are not thought police’, says new chief

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Police forces are not “the thought police” and should focus on dealing with actual offences and keeping the public safe, the new HM chief inspector of constabulary has said. Andy Cooke, who took over last month, said ...

Natasha Fyles named as new Northern Territory chief minister

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Former health minister Natasha Fyles will be the Northern Territory’s next chief minister following Michael Gunner’s surprise resignation earlier in the week. Fyles was selected by Labor’s 14-member caucus on Friday f...

Moral arguments alone not enough to justify spying, says MI6 ethics chief

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MI6’s ethics chief has argued that spies cannot justify their existence with moral arguments alone and must accept they exist to “promote the national interest” in a struggle as “potent now as it was during the cold w...

Two Britons testify against Interpol chief in UAE torture claim

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Two British men who spent time in detention in the United Arab Emirates have testified in Paris that an Emirati security official who is now the president of Interpol was responsible for their alleged torture. Matthew...

Putin could use nuclear weapon if he felt war being lost – US intelligence chief

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Vladimir Putin could view the prospect of defeat in Ukraine as an existential threat to his regime, potentially triggering his resort to using a nuclear weapon, the top US intelligence official has warned. The warning...

Northern Territory chief minister Michael Gunner resigns, saying ‘head and heart’ no longer in job

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The Northern Territory’s chief minister, Michael Gunner, has announced his resignation, saying: “My head and my heart are no longer in the job.” “There is never a perfect time to step back, walk away, and give others ...

EU voices concerns as former Hong Kong security chief made new leader

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The European Union has condemned the appointment of Hong Kong’s former security tsar, who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, as the Chinese territory’s new chief executive with 99% of the vot...

Channel 4 chief looks north in bid to resist privatisation

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“There are plenty of stages to go in the ownership discussion,” said Alex Mahon, the ever-optimistic chief executive of Channel 4, days before the government’s plans to privatise the broadcaster are to be announced in...

Security chief who led pro-democracy crackdown set to be Hong Kong’s new leader

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At the height of Hong Kong’s protests in the summer of 2019, angry pro-democracy legislators shouted in the Chinese territory’s legislative council: “down with John Lee!”, as the veteran security chief defended his fo...

Union chief accuses Patel of withholding Rwanda asylum details from staff

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Priti Patel has failed to disclose key documents to Home Office staff detailing how they should decide which migrants might be eligible to be removed to Rwanda, the leader of the UK’s biggest civil service union has c...

Former police chief condemns pressure to investigate Keir Starmer’s office beer

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Durham’s former police chief has condemned attempts to get his former force to investigate Keir Starmer over allegations of Covid rule-breaking as “hypocritical” and “dangerous” and said there is no evidence the Labou...

‘Betrayal’: chief justice orders inquiry into leak of draft abortion ruling

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John Roberts, the US chief justice, has announced an investigation into a leak showing that the supreme court provisionally voted to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade case that legalised abortion nationwide. Publi...

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