Tornados of the German air force’s reconnaissance squadron 51. From next month German Tornados will fly reconnaissance missions over Isis strongholds. Photograph: Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP

Germany has begun preparations to deploy 1,200 soldiers and provide technical assistance for the international alliance against so-called Islamic Stat(...)

Adolf Hitler talking to Grand Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini in 1941. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was forced to issue a clarification, after his comments that a Muslim cleric from Palestine persuaded Adolf (...)

A unit commander kisses a flag held by Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko during a military parade in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has sought to forge a united front with Germany and France against a Russia that he said was still threatening (...)

Greek economy minister George Stathakis arrives for a meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the eurozone’s rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism, at a hotel in Athens. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek government sources say that following all-night talks, Greece and its creditors have reached an agreement on third bailout, in an accord which w(...)

Angela Merkel: her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union, said the proposals contained little different previous proposals. Photograph:  Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The German government has adopted a characteristically cautious response to new Greek reform proposals, warning that it won’t ask for a Bundestag man(...)

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: European taxpayers had offered “unprecedented financial assistance” to Greece. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers and leaders gather in Brussels today for a series of emergency meetings on Greece that are likely to prove decisive in th(...)

Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis drives his motorcyle with his wife Danae Stratou after exiting the finance ministry in Athens. Photograph: Fotis Plegas/EPA

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it was monitoring the situation in Greece and was ready to lend a hand if asked following a referend(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: when her own phones were tapped, she said, “Spying on friends is just not on.” Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/AFP/Getty Images

When confronted with Edward Snowden’s allegations of US National Security Agency mass surveillance of European citizens, EU institutions, and even on(...)

The wife of a dead paramedic from the National Guard of Ukraine at a mourning ceremony in the Donetsk area yesterday. Photograph: Anastasia Vlasova

After calling for a moment’s silence for militants who had died fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine, Sergei Ryazantsev made a vow to the cro(...)

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces  near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, February 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Kiev has accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-(...)