The latest additions to the European Union's list of those Russians and Ukrainians who have had their European assets frozen and barred from travel to Europe for their role in the crisis in Ukraine, include a famous crooner along with several ministers in Putin's government.
All 18- to 21-year-olds who have failed to find a job or a place in training would no longer be able to claim jobseeker’s allowance under a Tory government, but would instead be forced to undertake community work, David Cameron will say on Tuesday as he continues his drive to put stricter curbs on welfare at the heart of his party’s election appeal.
There are some things that could happen on election night that would have been deemed ridiculous five years ago, but now don't seem impossible.
The latest ICM/Guardian poll gives the Tories a strong lead over Labour (up six points), but also puts the Liberal Democrats in third place.
The European Union has placed more Ukrainians and Russians under sanctions, accusing them of "undermining" Ukraine's independence.
Peter Mandelson has offered his support for a new initiative by Ed Miliband to recalibrate Britain’s industrial policy to focus attention beyond “a handful of people at the top” to all sections of the economy, including low-paid workers.
Ed Balls takes his duties as shadow chancellor so seriously that he insists on collecting written receipts from gardeners and cleaners for jobs worth as little as £10.
George Osborne is facing growing pressure over the HSBC scandal after Vince Cable challenged the chancellor to answer a series of questions over whether he has shown proper vigilance towards inquiries into the bank’s Swiss subsidiaries.
The “latterday Trotskyites” from Syriza who won the Greek general election have set out on a course that risks a Greek exit from the eurozone, former chancellor Kenneth Clarke has said.
Boris Johnson has urged the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to visit Britain and see the impact of Brussels on families and businesses, as he brushed off a series of increasingly pointed personal attacks.
The Scottish government would hold a fresh independence referendum – and win it – within two years, if Scotland was at risk of being “dragged” out of the European Union after June’s referendum, Alex Salmond has said.
MPs investigating controversial business practices at Sports Direct have told its founder, Mike Ashley, they will not visit the company’s headquarters before next month’s select committee hearing and made it clear they still expect him to show up at Westminster.