Jeremy Hunt announces joint European task force in response to Iran tanker crisis

Foreign secretary accuses Iran of taking part in 'state piracy' as he condemns seizure of the Stena Impero

Trump offers to mediate Kashmir crisis between India and Pakistan

Nuclear-armed neighbours have fought three times over disputed region

Trump claims 'no racial tension' after fresh racist attacks

'We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020'

Liverpool youngster Yasser Larouci carried off on stretcher in Sevilla friendly defeat

Jurgen Klopp said the 18-year-old was lucky not to have suffered a more serious injury

Five England players with a point to prove against Ireland

Here, we take a look at those names who will be looking to convince Joe Root of their worth

Opinion: This is what’s really behind strong consumer spending in Brexit Britain

There are signs that today’s consumers are not quite the gung-ho big spenders of old

Ethan Ampadu relishing 'perfect step' after sealing RB Leipzig move

Ampadu has made 12 appearances in his two years with Chelsea and in September 2018 he signed a new five-year contract

Charlton's Lyle Taylor urges FA to help players do more to address racism in football

Taylor suggested players are being prevented from doing more to speak out about racism in football

Shane Lowry’s historic victory holds a legacy that transcends golf

No matter how brief, a unity was forged and resonated in a way sport has rarely ever managed

The Milky Way cannibalised an entire galaxy 10 billion years ago

Our Milky Way ate another huge galaxy 10 billion years ago, new research has found. Smaller galaxies – like the Milky Way in its earlier life – merge together and create larger ones. As they do, they form and evolved over time. Now researchers claim to have found when our Milky Way ate one of the other galaxies that would go on to create the vast m

Hong Kong ‘triad’ gang attack in train station ‘an attempt to silence voice of the people’, says pro

Joshua Wong tells The Independent protesters ‘are not afraid’ after coordinated attack by masked thugs

Rory Burns: It's up to us to keep the World Cup hype going

Exclusive interview: Surrey's Test specialist watched on while the white ball side conquered the world. With the Ashes now on the horizon, it's his turn