Migrants wait for Macedonian police to allow them to cross the border along the Greek-Macedonian border, near the town of Gevgelija, on Friday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The truck was abandoned pointing west, towards what the 71 people locked inside hoped would be a safe and prosperous future, and away from whatever mi(...)

Syrian migrants on an overcrowded dinghy try to disembark on the shore of the Greek island of Kos this week. Photograph: EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

The beheading earlier this week of Khaled al-Asaad, an 83-year-old archaeologist, by Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Palmyra brings into(...)

Firefighters work at the crash site of two planes near the village of Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia. Seven people died after the mid-air crash. Photograph: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists have collided in mid-air over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said. The accident took pla(...)

Gary Hurley: finished one stroke behind the winner. Photograph: Tom Dulat/R&A via Getty Images

Gary Hurley had to settle for a European Amateur Championship silver medal for the second successive year at the weekend when he failed by a whisker t(...)

 Ciarán Hussey in Mongolia. Hussey is cycling home from Japan with his girlfriend Laura McMorrow.

What better way to make your way back from Japan to Ireland than by bicycle? Most people may not be too keen on the idea of cycling over 10,000km,(...)

 Paul Dunne: produced a stunning performance at the British Open where he led heading into the final round.  Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Paul Dunne will be aiming to become the first Irishman since four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy in 2006 to win the European Amateur Championship whic(...)

Outspoken: former  Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images 1:39

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

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras “has become an enigma: a childlike man, bewildered by a situation he has mistakenly created”. Photograph: Aris Messinis /AFP/Getty Images

The English aristocrat, historian and gothic novelist Horace Walpole wrote: “No country was ever saved by good men.” After six months of Syriza’s prin(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel. Today and the days ahead will tell a lot about whether Germany wants a euro zone dominated entirely by its view of the world, or is prepared to work with France and others to find a way forward out of the Greek crisis.  Photograph: ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images

The dramatic clashes over Greece, which boiled over in Saturday’s meeting of euro group finance ministers, surely have major implications for the futu(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (C) is congratulated by  after a voting session at the parliament in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters 1:30

Euro zone ministers are meeting in Brussels today to discuss a further bailout for Greece after prime minister Alexis Tsipras won backing from parliam(...)