News Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after their wedding on April 29, 2011. Royal wedding protesters lost their court appeal on Wednesday 22 January after they accused the Metropolitan Police of

The 20 individuals had accused the Metropolitan Police of Prince "suppressing anti-monarchist sentiment"

People need to decide which side they are on over links with Brussels ahead of next year's European elections, says Nick Clegg

EU exit would be 'economic suicide', says Nick Clegg as he issues call to arms for support against Eurosceptics

Deputy Prime Minister acknowledges referendum on UK's membership of European Union is inevitable

French mother who held child down as he was raped is handed 20 year prison sentence

Sabrina Bonner held down her four-year-old son as he was attacked by his stepfather

Ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi was convicted last month for tax fraud

Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom party threatens to topple Italy’s government

One senior Pdl senator, Renato Schifani, said that the tycoon’s opponents on a cross-party committee had 'prepared a gas chamber for him'

Italy’s disgraced former premier Silvio Berlusconi is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in the hope of beating his recent tax fraud conviction

Berlusconi will fight tax fraud conviction at European Court of Human Rights

Italy’s disgraced former premier Silvio Berlusconi is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in the hope of beating his recent tax fraud conviction, it has emerged.

Multiple murderer Arthur Hutchinson, who has become the first Briton to challenge his

Triple murderer Arthur Hutchinson mounts in first whole-life tariff appeal

Murderer told he would spend life behind bars has become the first Briton to appeal against tariff in European court

Lorraine Allen: Mother wrongly jailed for killing son in 'shaken baby' case loses Human Rights compensation bid

Ruling could have impact on other cases in which convictions have been overturned but compensation has not been paid

Jeremy Bamber among Britain’s most notorious murderers to challenge whole-life sentences in European courts

Victory for the family killer, Peter Moore and Douglas Vinter could lead to further calls from right wingers to distance the country from Strasbourg

Emilio Colombo

Emilio Colombo

Further to Rupert Cornwell's obituary of Emilio Colombo (4 July), early in 1976 as prime minister of Italy – flanked by his friend Aldo Moro, then foreign secretary and soon to be brutally murdered by terrorists – Colombo came to a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party to beg us to send a delegation to the indirectly elected European Parliament, writes Tam Dalyell. Later, as president of that body, he developed excellent relations with the leader of the British Labour delegation, the former foreign secretary Michael Stewart, and with James Scott-Hopkins, who led the Conservatives.

European Court of Human Rights rejects Christians' cases that their religious rights were violated by employers

Three British Christians who claimed their religious rights were violated by employers were told by European judges today that they could take their rejected cases no further.

Harry Shindler moved to Italy three decades ago

93-year-old former serviceman loses ruling on expats voting in UK elections

Voting rights expire after 15 years for British citizens living abroad

Animal rights group defeated in move that would have opened up paid UK political advertising

An animal rights group has narrowly lost an attempt to open up paid political advertising in the UK.

Theresa May signalled that the radical preacher Abu Qatada could be prosecuted in Britain

Home Secretary Theresa May discloses that radical preacher Abu Qatada could be prosecuted in Britain

Theresa May intensified her attack on European judges today for blocking Abu Qatada's deportation to Jordan as she disclosed that the radical preacher could be prosecuted in Britain.

Andy McSmith's Diary: From plebgate to PR adviser, it’s all in a £3,000 day’s work

Andrew Mitchell, the former Chief Whip, has found a lucrative new way to fill his time now that he is no longer burdened with the responsibilities of government.

Hollande calls on European Central Bank to bring down value of single currency

François Hollande has exacerbated fears that the world is slipping into a dangerous bout of currency wars by suggesting that the European Central Bank intervene to bring down the value of the euro.

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