Russians attend a commemoration in St Petersburg for victims of an airliner which crashed in Egypt. Photograph: Peter Kovalev/Reuters

A hush fell over the square in front of St Petersburg’s Winter Palace as 224 red balloons took off into the night sky, one for each passenger who died(...)

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The winding lanes of Vilnius’s Old Town. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/ New York Times
Weekend in . . . Vilnius
  • Travel
  • August 1, 2015, 05:38

Unlike the historic districts of its Baltic siblings Tallinn and Riga, which often seem solely the dominion of tourists and kitschy souvenir stands(...)

Conan Byrne is in line to play for St Patrick’s Athletic in their Europa League second-leg match against Skonto Riga. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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St Patrick’s Athletic’s Ger O’Brien: “The lads have been playing well lately. It’s been good, we’ve scored a few, created a lot of chances and not conceded too many.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Their recent form in Europe suggests getting a good result in Riga this afternoon shouldn’t be beyond them but for St Patrick’s Athletic sealing th(...)

The screen of an ATM at a branch of Greece’s National Bank announces that the withdrawal of money is not possible, in Athens this morning. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

January 25 - Greek general election: Syriza wins leading to election of 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras as Greek prime minister February 20th - Eurogroup(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (right) speaks to Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban before the Eastern Partnership summit session in Riga, on May 22nd. Mr Juncker smilingly greeted Mr Orban with the words: “Hello dictator”. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

It was a quick one-liner, delivered tongue-in-cheek but loud enough for the assembled media to hear. As Jean-Claude Juncker greeted leaders at the Eas(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt – flanked by British PM David Cameron – whose decision to call an early general election marks the latest spate of electoral activity across Europe. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/AP Photo

The surprise decision by Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday to call an early general election next month marks the latest spate(...)

British prime minister David Cameron president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker  at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga last week. They meet for formal discussions today. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker travels to the UK today for talks with David Cameron in the first bilateral meeting between the Br(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left), Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and Latvia prime minister Laimdota Straujuma before the Eastern Partnership summit session in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Ints Kalnins

The spiral domes alongside the art nouveau architecture of Latvia’s capital city are testimony to the complex cultural heritage of this eastern corner(...)