Outspoken: former  Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has been thrust back in the spotlight as he vigorously defended plans to launch a parallel paymen(...)

Andy Burnham was speaking after warnings by his leadership rivals Liz Kendall, right, and Yvette Cooper that Labour needed to guard against being a party run only by men. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Britsh Labour Party leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has moved to silence critics who have accused his campaign’s supporters of sexism by pledging to a(...)

Newly appointed Greek energy minister Panos Skourletis says Greece will look to alternatives to privatising its power grid. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Greece will look to alternatives to privatising its power grid operator ADMIE as part of a new bailout deal with its lenders, Energy Minister Panos Sk(...)

The preliminary draw for  the World Cup qualifiers will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Spare a thought for Zimbabwe as you tune into Saturday afternoon’s draw for the next World Cup’s qualifying stages: thrown out of a Fifa tournament(...)

Siphathisiwe ‘Blessings’ Moyo, who took part in the ‘Exhibit B’ installation by South African artist Brett Bailey during the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Siphathisiwe “Blessings” Moyo has missed her sleep over the past few weeks while volunteering with the Galway International Arts Festival. That’s litt(...)

Alexis Tsipras: the inspectors’ return is humiliating for the prime minister, who won power in January promising to dismantle the troika. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

In an inauspicious start to talks over awarding Greece a third bailout, international officials have postponed the negotiations after failing to ag(...)

Greek  prime minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the creditors’ terms even though Greek voters had rejected an earlier offer in a referendum

Talks on tying up a new bailout deal for Greece failed to start on Friday as had been expected, with officials blaming security worries for delaying t(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras listen to speakers during a session at the Greek parliament. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Greece is bracing for the return to Athens of officials representing the reviled “troika” of creditors as the debt-stricken country prepares to start (...)

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the  Greek Parliament on July 22nd, prior to its approval of  tough new conditions set by European creditors. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

What does the future hold for the euro zone after the abyss of a “Grexit”? Many have predicted the euro “experiment” will end and the era of national (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras confers with Syriza colleagues during the vote at the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

After passing within the space of a week a second package of legislative measures demanded by his country’s creditors, Greece’s prime minister, Alexis(...)