Migrants demonstrate outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

When Sir Nicholas Winton died in July, he was widely celebrated for a few days. Obituarists eulogised his work in rescuing Jewish children from German(...)

European transport and interior ministers at a meeting to discuss rail security. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

European ministers have agreed to increase security on key international rail routes and improve intelligence sharing after the thwarted gun attack on(...)

Switzerland’s ambassador to Iran Giulio Haas addresses an event of the Swiss government-funded organization Swiss Global Enterprise in Zurich. Switzerland’s ambassador on Thursday called Iran a “pole of stability” in the Middle East. Photograph:  Reuters

Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benj(...)

Emergency services vehicles amassed at the scene of the major A27 route on Saturday, August 23rd, after eleven  people were killed when a jet taking part in Shoreham Airshow in England crashed into it. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Eleven people are feared to have died in the Shoreham air crash in West Sussex on Saturday, British police said. Sussex police assistant chief constab(...)

Mountain biking is just one of a growing number of activities that are making the Alps a year-round destination. Photograph: Jean-Baptiste Bieuville/Portes Du Soleil

It is counterintuitive to point a bicycle down a mountain and under no circumstances apply the brakes. But our instructor is three times women’s wo(...)

‘Who knows the name of the mountain the Von Trapps walked over to get to Switzerland at the end of the film?” My cousin rockets out of the seat(...)

Keith Beggs and Beatriz Ageno: ‘I fell in love with him right away. He was really charming and funny.’ Photograph: Eric Luke 3:03

Beatriz Ageno: arrived from Florence, 2014   Chilean and Irish people have more in common than they realise, says Beatriz Ageno. The A(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)

Santa in the sun: Christmas on the beach

We are a family of seven living in Bangkok, Argentina, Edinburgh, Dublin and Washington DC. We are trying to get together for Christmas, hopefully (...)

The seized painting,  ‘Head of a Young Woman’, by Picasso, at the customs offices in Calvi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kim Willsher in Paris When French customs officers boarded a yacht docked off the town of Calvi in northern Corsica, they knew exactly what they were (...)