Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A defiant Hungarian prime minister arrived in Brussels yesterday for meetings with the EU’s three top officials. Subject: the migration crisis that ha(...)

Phones are charged at Keleti Railway Station in Budapest. Photograph: Herbert P Oczeret/EPA

Ahmed and Nur thought they had escaped Europe’s worst crisis when they packed their rucksacks and left eastern Ukraine behind. They studied in Kharkiv(...)

Amam, a 17-year-old refugee from the Syrian town of Latakia, shouts after his sister and mother were detained by Hungarian police outside the railway station in Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban travels to Brussels on Thursday for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as the refugee (...)

Travellers sit in a train with migrants en route to Vienna from Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

The European Union’s border and asylum policies were in disarray on Monday night, as member states sought their own solutions to a continuing surge in(...)

A migrant family from Afghanistan after arrival  from Budapest, Hungary,  at the train station in Munich, Germany, August 31st, 2015. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed fellow European states to share the burden of the influx of migrants. The German leader told reporters in (...)

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,(...)