Migrants wait   at the train station of the Croatian town Tovarnik. Photograph: Stringerstr/AFP/Getty Images 1:23

The European Union is braced for a backlash from a group of central and eastern European countries over its decision to back a relocation scheme for r(...)

Opatovac: During a visit to the camp  Croatia’s interior minister Ranko Ostojic assured refugees that they would only be kept there ‘for a short time’. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Hungary has given its army broad powers to stop migrants entering the country, intensifying a security crackdown on asylum seekers ahead of today’s m(...)

Police guard a train  for Zagreb as migrants desperately try to continue to board at Tovarnik station. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Thousands of migrants flowed through the Balkans into Austria over the weekend, moving with relative ease across borders even as central European gove(...)

A soldier looks at smoke billowing from the site of a Saudi-led air strike on a Houthi position in the Yemeni frontline province of Marib on September 15th, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Stringer

If displaced people had a country of their own it would be bigger than Spain. The numbers – 50 million and rising – are set to grow, soon and signific(...)

For Chancellor Angela Merkel closing the border was a capitulation in deed to a word she has, for months, studiously avoided: overwhelmed. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters 1:35

British architect Norman Foster once described Berlin’s Tempelhof as the “mother of all airports”. One of the world’s largest buildings, with a curved(...)

The biennial Frankfurt motor show is massive, easily the most vast of motor shows, with the combined halls measuring more than 1.6km in length

It’s time to get your skates on for the biennial Frankfurt motor show, and that’s not just a cheery turn of phrase – the show is massive, easily the (...)

Robbie Keane’s five goals in two matches against Gibraltar have enabled him win back top scorer slot in  history of European qualification matches from Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Andrea Pirlo was one of the classiest midfield playmakers in Europe for more than a decade, but it turns out that doesn’t count for much in Major L(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A defiant Hungarian prime minister arrived in Brussels yesterday for meetings with the EU’s three top officials. Subject: the migration crisis that ha(...)

A refugee family from Syria with their daughter as hundreds wait to take a train to Germany at Keleti train station in central Budapest. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

Hungarian riot police kept close watch over more than 2,000 migrants gathered outside Budapest’s main train station last night, as numbers, frustratio(...)

Amam, a 17-year-old refugee from the Syrian town of Latakia, shouts after his sister and mother were detained by Hungarian police outside the railway station in Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban travels to Brussels on Thursday for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as the refugee (...)