A man believed to be the hijacker of the EgyptAir Airbus 320 leaves the plane  before surrendering to security forces after a seven-hour standoff at Larnaca airport, Cyprus. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A hijacker claiming he was wearing a suicide belt on Tuesday diverted an EgyptAir passenger jet to Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus where, aft(...)

European Union president Donald Tusk: “More cautious than optimistic” about chances of an agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

European Union leaders agreed late last night to offer Turkey financial and political concessions if it stops migrants reaching Greece. German chance(...)

The European Commission headquarters building ahead of the EU–Turkey Summit. Photograph: Getty

The European Union’s summit chairman said on Thursday he was “more cautious than optimistic” about the chances of reaching a deal with Turkey this wee(...)

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(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades, as European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker point to her seat during the European People’s Party congress in Madrid, on Thursday. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades has received assurances from EU leaders that Turkey would be expected to meet commitments to the bloc and adhere (...)

Greek government has accused the country’s central bank governor Yannis Stournaras of attempting to undermine the administration. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The European Central Bank is increasingly concerned by a deteriorating relationship between the Greek government and the country’s central bank, accor(...)

Nicos Anastasiades, Cyprus’s president, reacts during the Ninth Cyprus Summit in Nicosia . Photographer: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Bloomberg

Cyprus will lift on Monday all the capital controls it imposed in 2013 amid a chaotic bailout, president Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday. “The lifti(...)

European Central Bank President (ECB) Mario Draghi delivering a speech during an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus on Wednesday. The ECB, meeting in Cyprus, is expected to keep rates on hold and probably lift growth forecasts to reflect a string of positive data surprises.  (Photograph: EPA)

Keen to keep a low profile over the Greek crisis, the European Central Bank will focus on improved growth prospects on Thursday and unveil some but n(...)

Credit agency Standard and Poor’s has raised its rating on Cyprus to “B” from “B-“ today, saying the Mediterranean nation was faring better tha(...)

Police look on as demonstrators outside Cyprus’s parliament protest plans by the government to sell off state-owned enterprises. Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

Cyprus’s government will re-submit a privatisation law to parliament, a spokesman said today, a day after lawmakers rejected a sell-off plan, p(...)