Ukraine’s newly appointed prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman (left), is greeted by President Petro Poroshenko  at the parliament in Kiev on Thursday, after months of political gridlock. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty images

Ukraine’s new prime minister has vowed to reinvigorate its pro-EU reform drive, despite immediate doubts over the stability of his government and clai(...)

Protesters clash with police during the protest against Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov’s decision to grant a wiretapping amnesty, in Skopje, on Tuesday night. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

Macedonia is braced for protests after its president halted investigations into all politicians embroiled in a vast corruption scandal, prompting the (...)

Ukrainian parliament speaker Volodymyr Groysman was expected to be appointed prime minister, but negotiations dragged on all day without yielding agreement on a full list of cabinet ministers. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine stumbled closer to snap parliamentary elections on Tuesday, as its ruling parties failed to form a new government amid increasingly tense talk(...)

Volodymyr Groysman:  his expected appointment as prime minister would foster greater cohesion between president and government, but also raise fears of an unhealthy concentration of power. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s parliament may vote to appoint a new prime minister on Tuesday, as it seeks to end a period of political paralysis amid rising public discon(...)

A family with toothpaste smeared over their faces as a protection against tear gas moves to safety as refugees and migrants clash with Macedonian police during a protest near their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni. Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Greece denounced Macedonian police for allegedly using tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday to repel migrants from the countries’ shared border, in c(...)

An ethnic Armenian soldier near Nagorno-Karabakh’s town of Martuni: two soldiers were killed by Azeri mortar fire today, separatist officials said. Photograph: Reuters

Deadly skirmishes have continued around the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh, despite a ceasefire between Azeri and Armenian forces and Ru(...)

Protesters show their solidarity with migrants detained in Czech refugee detention centres in Prague last November. The Czech government had backed a scheme run by church groups to resettle Christians driven from their homes by extremist organisations like Islamic State.  Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

A bold project to bring Iraqi Christian refugees to a sceptical central Europe has been terminated, after almost one-third of the new arrivals rejecte(...)

A serviceman of the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh in the village of Talish. Photograph: Reuters

Russia is taking the leading role in moves to calm the flashpoint Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh where a ceasefire between Azeri and ethnic-Arme(...)

Ceasefire agreed in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region after three days of heavy fighting claimed dozens of lives. Photograph: Vahan Stepanyan/AFP/Getty Images

Azerbaijan and Armenian-backed forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to a ceasefire on Tuesday, after three days of heavy fighting (...)

Armenian artillery position of the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh on April 3rd. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/ EPA/Photolure

International envoys will meet on Tuesday to try to end fighting in the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. At least 36 people have reported(...)