European Union

EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar and its neighbours should agree 'clear principles and a roadmap' to resolve row, says EU's foreign affairs chief.

EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Opinion

Macron's Francafrique

President Emmanuel Macron was born after the end of colonialism but he very much displays colonial thinking.

Pape Samba Kane

by Pape Samba Kane

Pape Samba Kane

Opinion

Poland is turning authoritarian

Will the Polish people be able to stop it?

Claudia Ciobanu

by Claudia Ciobanu

Claudia Ciobanu

Europe

Poland's senate approves contentious court bill

The bill sponsored by the ruling party gives politicians substantial power over Supreme Court in defiance of EU.

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including wildfire in California and Al-Aqsa tensions.

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

Human Rights

Poles protest parliament proposal to reform judiciary

Thousands turn out to rally against new bill allowing parliament to appoint supreme court, with EU also voicing concern.

Earthquake

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Europe

Clashes kill six Ukraine soldiers in spike of violence

The latest surge in fighting with Russian-backed rebels along the volatile front line is the bloodiest in recent months.

Clashes kill six Ukraine soldiers in spike of violence

Europe

Turkey accuses Germany of harbouring 'terrorists'

Reaction follows German threat to slap sanctions and decision to issue travel advisory amid row over activists' arrest.

Europe

Brexit talks: $70bn settlement to leave EU is big sticking point

The European Union's top negotiator says there are 'fundamental' disagreements between the bloc and the UK over citizens' rights.

Refugees

Rejected asylum: From Karachi to Germany and back again

A lawyer and his family fled death threats in Pakistan and came to Germany. Now, they're being forced to go home.

Rejected asylum: From Karachi to Germany and back again

Refugees

HRW: Greece failing to protect lone refugee children

Greek authorities register unaccompanied refugee children as adults and leave them vulnerable, says Human Rights Watch.

HRW: Greece failing to protect lone refugee children

Europe

Poles protest over government's effort to 'boost legal influence'

Protesters in Poland's capital Warsaw say they will remain camped outside parliament until the government scraps a series of reforms of the legal system.

Europe

Germany: 547 choir boys abused at top Catholic school

Victims describe time at prison-like school as marked by helplessness and fear, says lawyer probing cases.

Hundreds of Regensburger Domspatzen choir boys abused

Sport

Police arrest Spanish football federation president

Angel Maria Villar arrested along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation.

Police arrest Spanish football federation president