Protesters carry the coffin of Gunay Ozarslan, killed by Turkish police at an anti-terror operation, in Istanbul,  yesterday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Today’s emergency meeting of Nato ambassadors in Brussels has focused minds on the increasingly complex geopolitical situation unfolding on the border(...)

Relatives and friends of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 gather in front of a wall of stuffed toys, flowers, drawings, and personal messages in  Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/EPA

It’s at just this time of summer, from mid-July to mid-August, that the Netherlands virtually empties out on holidays – which is why, on this day last(...)

This screen grab image taken from a handout video released by News Corp Australia allegedly shows wreckage smoldering at the site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shortly after it crashed near the village of Grabove, some 80km east of Donetsk on July 17, 2014. Photograph: AFP Photo/News Corp Australia/Getty Images.

A newly released video from the immediate aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shows pro-Russian separatists rummaging thro(...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 air crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

One year ago, 298 people boarded an aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam for a midday flight to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Once the (...)

A man at a solidarity rally in Lisbon holds a placard in the Greek flag’s colours. It reads “I love you Greece for your courage against imperialism”. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

A few years ago, I heard an after-dinner speech from a European statesman, a person who has played a leading role not only in the political life of hi(...)

Brussels all-nighter.... Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right)  and Finance Minister Euclide Tsakalotos leave at the end of the  euro zone summit on Monday.   Photograph:  Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

What’s the difference between the Mafia and the current European leadership? The Mafia makes you an offer you can’t refuse. The leaders of the Europea(...)

Members of the Pravy Sektor movement and their supporters rally in front of the president’s administration in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s security forces were locked in a standoff last night with armed members of nationalist group Right Sector, after a gun battle apparently (...)

Seán Quinn: A1 said the current estimated value of recovered Quinn family assets was not more than €109.5 million, down from about €182.5 million in 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government has postponed the sale of real estate in Russia and Ukraine that belonged to the family of former billionaire Seán Quinn, due to a seve(...)

Ukrainian servicemen outside Shyrokino village, near the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Vaganov/EPA

The Netherlands and Malaysia want a United Nations tribunal to be set up to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet over (...)

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