Belgium’s prime minister Charles Michel. Photograph: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images

Some European governments are considering amending the Schengen border code, which eliminated systematic frontier controls across much of Europe, due (...)

Billy Walsh: has overseen spectacular success for Irish boxers in his years as head coach. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Given how cheaply and meekly the Irish State surrendered its sovereign status in recent years, it really should be no surprise that this sorry mess of(...)

 A businessman watches a display showing global stock markets  in Tokyo. Photograph:  EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Behind the extraordinary volatility on the stock markets over the past week lies one big fear. It is that the western economies can no longer deliver (...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

Into the music: Van Morrison on stage  in 1973.  Photograph: Ed Caraeff/Getty Images

Van Morrison is one of music’s most influential artists, but he’s also one of its most inscrutable. In his most comprehensive interview ever, he offe(...)

Egon Brandt with Willy Brandt in 1963. Nobody, he thought, is going to help the Germans if they don’t help themselves. Photograph: DPA/AFP/Getty Images

Egon Bahr, who has died aged 93, was a prominent social democrat politician whose efforts to improve West Germany’s relations with the Soviet bloc hel(...)

A  Syrian migrant runs after crossing under a fence as he enters Hungary, at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27th, 2015.  Photograph:  Reuters/Bernadett Szabo

In Alfonso Cuarón’s film Children of Men, set in a dystopian 2027, women can, for some mysterious reason, no longer can have babies, and societies aro(...)

Police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil and Austria’s interior minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner. “There was also a Syrian travel document found so of course our first assumption is that these people were migrants, and likely a group of Syrian migrants,” said Mr Doskozil. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

Austrian and Hungarian police have stepped up their crossborder manhunt following the arrest of four men linked to an abandoned truck inside which 59 (...)

French riot police stand on the side of the road to prevent migrants from approaching lorries on the road leading to the ferry port in Calais, northern France. Photograph: AFP Photo

Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa live in makeshift encampments in Paris, Calais and elsewhere. The migrant crisis created tension(...)

Migrants wait for Macedonian police to allow them to cross the border along the Greek-Macedonian border, near the town of Gevgelija, on Friday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The truck was abandoned pointing west, towards what the 71 people locked inside hoped would be a safe and prosperous future, and away from whatever mi(...)