Cars drive past an election information board in Yasynuvata, Donetsk region, which reads: “Donbass decides. November 2. Electing government of people!” Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

The Ukrainian soldier hands back the passports and waves the car out of the checkpoint.“We’re taking down details of people of heading east,” he expla(...)

Polanski is freed after prosecutors said there were no grounds to hold him. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP Photo

Polish prosecutors interviewed film-maker Roman Polanski yesterday in connection with a US arrest warrant over a 1977 sex crime conviction, then let h(...)

The political horse-trading that took place in Brussels prior to the European Council reaching agreement on the European Union’s Climate and Energy Pa(...)

Flooded properties on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater, UK, earlier this year.   Mark Kenber, of the Climate Group, said the 40 per cent cut in emissions agreed yesterday was “not enough to put the EU on a path to net zero emissions by mid-century”. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

EU environment ministers are to begin the process of deciding how to ”share the burden” among member states of implementing Europe’s pledge to cut its(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for a meeting of the European People’s Party in Brussels ahead of an informal dinner of EU heads of state. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned of “difficult” climate change talks yesterday as EU leaders remained locked in talks last night on the union’s new clim(...)

Sweetness is in pretty short supply in the bitter and twisted world of contemporary jazz harmony so the honeyed tones of Poland’s leading piano tri(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit. A discussion on the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2(...)

Darek Fidyka who was completely paralysed from the waist down in a knife attack is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery.  Photograph: BBC/PA Wire 1:34

A Polish man who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatm(...)

A handout picture from the Nepalese Army shows members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal, yesterday.

The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on a popular hiking route in Nepal rose by nine today to 39 after a helicopter search spotted more(...)

Ireland’s Jack Grealish clashes with Ermin Alic of Montenegro in an under-21 tie earlier this year. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

A strong afterglow from the Republic of Ireland’s strong start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign is poised to burn brighter by the probable enlisti(...)