German comedian  Jan Böhmermann. He claimed responsibility on Wednesday for manipulating a video that allegedly shows Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis giving Germany the “middle finger” 0:51

The German row over the middle finger of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken an absurd turn. Since Sunday evening Germans have ob(...)

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Athens faces questions over its determination to tackle tax evasion by rich Greeks. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras will face down his German critics – and Chancellor Angela Merkel – next Monday on his first official visit to Berl(...)

A map showing where the Jailbreak teams were at 10.30am on Sunday.

The Jailbreak 2015 challenge has been won by two mechanical engineering students from Trinity College Dublin - Hugh Wedlon and Ahmad Mu’azzam. They r(...)

Croatia’s justice minister Orsat Miljenic (left) shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selkovic prior to a session of the International Court of Justice in The Hague  yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Another hurdle to improved relations between Croatia and Serbia was removed yesterday when the United Nations’ highest court ruled the two countries(...)

Serbian Justice Minister Nikola Selkovic, ambassador Petar Vico and Sasa Obradovic, head of the Serbain legal team, during the verdict on genocide claims  at The Hague. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA 1:37

The United Nations‘ highest court ruled on Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed genocide against each other’s populations during the (...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip in action against Harlequins’ Matt Hopper at the Aviva Stadium in December. Heaslip has recovered from a shoulder injury and is fit to face Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It drew a self-conscious grin from Jamie Heaslip. The Leinster player, who rarely gets injured, sat beside his coach Mat O’Connor and had the good gra(...)

India to Nepal by Bus   The Indian and Nepalese governments have just officially inaugurated the first-ever bus service between the two (...)

Bakir Izetbegovic of the Party of Democratic Action at a news conference in Sarajevo. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Nationalists from rival ethnic groups have claimed victory in the Bosnian elections, a result which, if confirmed, will deepen divisions and fuel inst(...)

Guests at the Sarojin in Khao Lak, Thailand are being offered the chance to engage with more authentic local experiences during their stay

Get vaccinated before you travel long haul The Ebola crisis in West Africa is the most devastating in history of the disease, so far resulting in(...)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie leave Sarajevo City Hall on June 28th, 1914, the day of their assassination. Four days later the Turin correspondent of Italian daily La Stampa referred to fears in Serbia that Germany could attack their country in response to the murders. Photograph: JU Sarajevo Museum)/handout via Reuters

AFTER THE SARAJEVO TRAGEDY Anti-Serb demonstrations have now spread [from Sarajevo] to Mostar. As a Croat man was going into a shop in Mostar o(...)