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(...)

File picture shows French gendarmes and police inspecting a large piece of plane debris found on Reunion. Photograph: Reuters.

The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines (...)

Paris firefighters recover after extinguishing  a fire   in an apartment building in central Paris.  The fire killed eight people, including two children. Four people were also injured. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

French police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with a building fire which had claimed the lives of eight people, including two children, (...)

A firefighter works at the scene where a fire in an apartment building in the north of Paris killed eight people. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images 1:03

Eight people have died in an apartment block fire in Paris. Police have detained a man amid suspicions that the blaze, at the foot of the famed Montm(...)

US president Barack Obama set off for a three-day tour of Alaska on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Barack Obama has issued a global call for urgent action to address climate change, declaring that the United States was partly to blame for (...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls at a migrants’ reception centre in Calais: a visit to “the jungle” was too great a security risk. Photograph: Denis Charlet/EPA

It was all they would see of “the jungle”: black faces lined up along the road as the prime minister’s motorcade sped by, the chaotic jumble of shacks(...)

Travellers sit in a train with migrants en route to Vienna from Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

The European Union’s border and asylum policies were in disarray on Monday night, as member states sought their own solutions to a continuing surge in(...)

Darren Cave is set to provide midfield cover for Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payneat the World Cup. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As has been the case with other World Cup squad selections, there was always going to be some risk-taking when Joe Schmidt and his coaches finalise(...)

Farmers protesting in Dublin city centre in 2013 against low milk pricing. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Farmers are to stage a major demonstration at Stormont to highlight the ongoing difficulties facing their industry. The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) sai(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls: “Migrants must be treated with dignity, lodged and cared for. Our duty is to find long-term solutions”. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Prime minister Manuel Valls made the most fervent official French plea to date on behalf of migrants who are “fleeing war, persecution, torture and op(...)