Amam, a 17-year-old refugee from the Syrian town of Latakia, shouts after his sister and mother were detained by Hungarian police outside the railway station in Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban travels to Brussels on Thursday for talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as the refugee (...)

A logging site at Nesset, Mau Forest, Kenya. Humans are clearing  a net 10 billion trees a year from the surface of the Earth.

The Earth fairly bristles with trees, with new research showing it has an estimated 3.04 trillion of them. Although this is almost 10 times more than(...)

Irish film director Johnny O’Reilly’s interview with a Russian television station was cut short when he said Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov had been thrown in prison for political reasons.

Irish film director Johnny O’Reilly’s interview with a Russian television station was dramatically cut short after he said Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Se(...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti  railway station  in central Budapest, Hungary.  Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images 1:04

Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest’s Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting “Freedom, freedom!” and(...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti station in central Budapest after it was closed to them  on September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Europe for me is and always has been a community of values. This is something of which we should be proud. We have the highest asylum standards in the(...)

Migrants stage a sit-down demonstration as police block the entrance to Keleti train station in Budapest on Tuesday. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters 1:04

Hungary has accused the European Union’s top officials of causing its refugee crisis and warned them to prepare for “millions” of new arrivals to the (...)

Philip O’Quigley: the  CEO of Falcon Oil & Gas said the drilling results in Australia  had exceeded expectations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Falcon Oil & Gas, an exploration company chaired by industry veteran John Craven, saw its share price surge by close to 8 per cent on Tuesday afte(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping shakes hands with Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph:  Parker Song/GettyImages

China’s president Xi Jinping welcomed Sudan’s president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, an accused war criminal, as an “old friend” on Tuesday, as China’s fore(...)

Migrants demonstrate outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

When Sir Nicholas Winton died in July, he was widely celebrated for a few days. Obituarists eulogised his work in rescuing Jewish children from German(...)

Refugees should be distributed across the European Union according to member states’ ability to receive them, as part of a strategy to cope with Europ(...)