Protesters show their solidarity with migrants detained in Czech refugee detention centres in Prague last November. The Czech government had backed a scheme run by church groups to resettle Christians driven from their homes by extremist organisations like Islamic State.  Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

A bold project to bring Iraqi Christian refugees to a sceptical central Europe has been terminated, after almost one-third of the new arrivals rejecte(...)

Migrants in a makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni, Greece, near the Macedonian border. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Macedonia has returned hundreds of migrants to Greece after they bypassed a security fence and waded through a swollen stream to cross the border, ami(...)

An anti-refugee  rally in Prague:  to cheers from the crowd, Czech president Milos Zeman  denounced members of Prague’s liberal elite “who assume the right to tell us what values we should be upholding”. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

From the schedule pinned up in the Klinika community centre in Prague, there is little clue as to why a suspected neo-Nazi mob hurled bricks through i(...)

A protester holds a sign reading in Czech “Stop Islam and stop Merkel”, during an anti-Islam rally in front of Prague Castle. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

In a secluded guesthouse beside a forest near the Czech town of Jihlava, a delicate experiment is under way. This is a temporary home for some of the(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban with German chancellor Angela Merkel  during an informal summit on migration  recently. Mr  Orban claims  the  crisis  is “a German problem”. Photograph: AP

Hungary is poised to take legal action against a European Union plan to distribute refugees among member states, as opposition to the German-led quota(...)

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(...)

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(...)

File photograph of Sir Nicholas Winton, ‘Britain’s Schindler’. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. He became known as “B(...)

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(...)

Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the second World War received the Order of the White Lion from Czech president Milos Zeman at Prague Castle today. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

A Briton who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis has been honoured by the Czech government.Sir Nicholas Winton organised the rescue of 669 child(...)