Demonstrators show symbolic red cards to Czech president Milos Zeman during a protest rally in Prague.  Photograph: Reuters

Flanked by fellow heads of state from around central Europe, Czech leader Milos Zeman mounted a Prague stage to recall the revolutions that chased com(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin is seen  leaving  Brisbane, after the G20 Summit, in Brisbane, Australia, today. Photograph: EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin today said there was a “good chance” of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow a(...)

Vladimir Putin: isolation was evident with his placing on the outer edge for the formal G20 leaders’ group photograph. Photograph: Reuters

Western leaders warned Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Australia today that he risked further economic sanctions if he failed(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and Australian prime minister Tony Abbott speak at Parliament House in Canberra today, where leaders are gathering for the G20 summit. Photograph: Alan Porritt/Getty Images.

The G20 leaders summit in Australia starting tomorrow looks like it will be a showdown between Western leaders and Russian president Vladimir Putin(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is calling for fundamental changes to EU free movement rules and caps on immigrants that can never be delivered. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

As the controversy over the Luxembourg Leaks scandal continued to overshadow Jean-Claude Juncker’s first 10 days as European Commission president, (...)

 A spokeswoman for Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, said it was important to ensure free movement of workers and citizens across the EU was used for the “right motives and not abused through unjustified claiming of benefits”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government officials are examining the implications of a landmark ruling which may allow authorities to refuse welfare benefits to EU migrants if t(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with economic expert Peter Bofinger; and minister of labour and social affairs Andrea Nahles, after receiving the German Council of Economic Experts’ report.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has brushed off criticism from Germany’s so-called economic “wise men” that her policies are undermining growth in Europe’s l(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s suggestion earlier this year that a cap on migrants from the EU could be considered provoked a hostile response from senior EU figures, including German chancellor Angela Merkel (above), who argued that EU free movement rules are sacrosanct. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

The European Union’s highest court has ruled today that a Romanian woman seeking social welfare in Germany was not entitled to full social security be(...)

A light shines during the citizens’ festival at Brandenburg Gate. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA 1:50

Tens of thousands gathered in central Berlin tonight as Germany marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - an event that led to t(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives her speech today in front of a photograph depicting the opening of the inner-city border at Bernauer Strasse in 1989. Photograph: Soeren Stache/EPA

The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, heralding the end to the Cold War between East and West, showed the world “dreams can come true” and shou(...)