Kevin Rudd (R) had hoped to succeed Ban Ki-Moon as UN Secretary General

Australia rejects former PM's bid for top UN job

29 Jul Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has withdrawn his candidacy to be the next UN Secretary-General after current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared him unfit for the job and refused to back his candidacy.

Theresa May and Beata Szydlo held talks in Warsaw

May seeks to reassure Poles after Brexit vote

28 Jul British Prime Minister Theresa May has travelled to Warsaw in a bid to reassure the Polish government that the hundreds of thousands of Poles living in Britain still had a post-Brexit future there.

Enda Kenny and Theresa May held a joint press conference this afternoon

No return of hard border, says Taoiseach

26 Jul A meeting between the Taoiseach and British Prime Minister Theresa May has ended with Enda Kenny stating they have both agreed that there will be no return of a hard border.

Hillary Clinton is the first woman presidential nominee of a major US party

Clinton makes history as Democratic nominee

26 Jul Hillary Clinton has become the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of a majority of Democrats at a convention in Philadelphia.

Theresa May is greeted by First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle

May pledges 'practical solution' over border issue

25 Jul British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to work for a "practical solution" to the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic following Britain's exit from the European Union.

Philip Hammond attended the G20 meeting in China

Brexit impact dominates G20 meeting

24 Jul The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, politicians said after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from the EU.