A Belgian police officer and soldiers on  duty inside the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Brussels faces its third day of a major security lockdown as police arrested 16 people last night in Belgium, in the wake of the terrorist attacks (...)

France’s justice minister Christiane Taubira and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Luxembourg’s vice prime minister Etienne Schneider and justice minister Felix Braz, give a press conference at the end of the EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed a suite of measures to step up security in the wake of the Paris attacks, although they have st(...)

A woman lights candles at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a series of deadly attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique  on November 20th, 2015, one week after a series of deadly terror attacks in the French capital. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

France will be on a state of high alert until well into the new year after the country’s senate voted to extend a state of emergency for three months (...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls addresses parliament in Paris. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

EU states will move today to strengthen controls at the EU’s external borders and enhance monitoring of people’s movement within the bloc after it was(...)

Prime minister Charles Michel in Belgium’s parliament announcing security measures after the recent deadly Paris attacks. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

in Brussels Belgian prime minister Charles Michel defended his country’s intelligence services and vowed to introduce a string of new security measu(...)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian killed in a police raid in the French capital on Wednesday, told German police on January 20th, 2014, he wanted to visit family and friends in Istanbul. Photograph: Reuters

The suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks that killed 129 people was questioned by German police at Cologne-Bonn airport early last year before he(...)

Overall, the research found that the average full-time salary for working women is $11,102 a year (€10,400) - approximately half the male average of $20,554 (€19,222)

Ireland has ranked fifth out of 145 countries in terms of closing the gender gap, according to a new report published on Thursday. Research from the (...)

A military police soldier patrols the Brussels Midi train station  in Brussels. Belgium’s national security level has been raised to three following the terrorist attacks on Paris. Photograph: Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images

Almost a week after the deadliest terrorist attack on EU soil since the Madrid bombings in 2004, EU justice ministers have been summoned to Brussels t(...)

A police checkpoint   at the French-Belgium border in Neuville-en-Ferrain. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union announced plans yesterday to expand anti-terrorism legislation early next year and clamp down on the availability of firearms in r(...)

Special intervention forces  in Molenbeek, Brussels:   A Volkswagen Golf found in the neighbourhood is  believed to have belonged to a man named locally as  Mohamed Amri. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

Belgium raised its terrorist alert to three yesterday and an international soccer match was cancelled, as searches continued in Belgium, Germany and (...)