Ken Clarke has issued a strong warning that his retirement from the cabinet and the departure of the attorney general Dominic Grieve must not presage the Conservatives backing the UK's departure from the European convention on human rights.
Within the salons of the Elysée Palace, along the corridors of the European parliament and under the glass dome of the Reichstag, Old Europe is preparing for a new war.
Europe's leaders are meant to convene in solemn mood in Ypres on Thursday evening as they mark the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war in a ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Jean-Claude Juncker took a swipe at David Cameron on the eve of an EU summit when he expressed confidence that he would be nominated as European commission president "if common sense prevails".
David Cameron has intensified his campaign to block Jean-Claude Juncker from becoming the next president of the European commission, with No 10 warning like-minded EU leaders his appointment would amount to a "stitch-up".
A threat to remove Adele and the Arctic Monkeys from YouTube should be investigated by the European Commission, according to the independent record labels they are signed to.
David Cameron was accused on Sunday of blackmail and threats as his attempts to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming president of the European commission put him at the centre of a power struggle for control of the European Union.
The European Commission has informed Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan of its preliminary view that they may have breached EU antitrust rules by colluding to influence the pricing of interest rate derivatives denominated in the euro currency.
One of the last remaining conditions the EU attached to the £45bn rescue of Royal Bank of Scotland has been removed in a step the chancellor said would help to get back taxpayers' money in the bailed out bank.
The chief secretary to the Treasury has poured cold water on plans being hatched inside Royal Bank of Scotland to pay bumper bonuses to senior staff.
European leaders reached an agreement with Cyprus early on Monday morning that closes down the island's second-biggest bank and inflicts huge losses on wealthy savers.
David Cameron failed on Thursday night in his bid to persuade European council president Herman Van Rompuy to agree to €6bn (£4.85bn) in EU administration costs. In his latest proposal, Van Rompuy declined to agree to any further cuts in administration.