Migrants  paddling a rubber dinghy towards a  beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year. The figure was disclosed by the hea(...)

A Turkish police officer carries the body of a  child after boats carrying  refugees to the Greek island of Kos capsized. Photograph: DHA/AP Photot

An image of a drowned toddler washed up on the beach in one of Turkey’s prime tourist resorts swept across social media on Wednesday, after at least (...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti  railway station  in central Budapest, Hungary.  Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images 1:04

Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest’s Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting “Freedom, freedom!” and(...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti station in central Budapest after it was closed to them  on September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Europe for me is and always has been a community of values. This is something of which we should be proud. We have the highest asylum standards in the(...)

Brent is on   track for its fourth straight monthly decline, having risen in only two of the past 14 months.  Photograph: David Karp/Bloomberg News.

Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years. Brent crude futu(...)

The Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. Mercedes’s head of China operations said he was still positive about the country’s car market, ‘subject to some stabilisation of the stock market’. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

It has been a wearying few months for the world’s carmakers when it comes to the Chinese car market. Once touted as the cure-all saviour of the world’(...)

Migrants  demonstrating in Calais. NGO L’Auberge des Migrants International says it has been “overwhelmed” with offers of support. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

A French non-governmental organisation (NGO) assisting refugees in the Calais “new jungle” is planning a Europe-wide “citizens’ response” to countera(...)

Hungarian policemen detain a Syrian migrant family after they entered Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:17

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said he is “horrified and heartbroken” by the latest migrant deaths in Austria and at sea. In a rare statement is(...)

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. Photograph: Reuters/Hani Amara

Libya has recovered 105 bodies after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea, saying that almost 100 more people were missing and fe(...)

Migrants wait in Catania harbour after being recsued by the Italian coast guard.  About 50 bodies of migrants were found in the hold of a boat heading for Italy which was rescued by a Swedish navy ship off Libya. Photograph: AFP Photo

Some 50 migrants were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya on Wednesday during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the(...)