Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto  in Prague, Czech Republic. “This is the kind of blackmail that will lead nowhere,” said Mr Szijjarto of the “fairness mechanism” on migrants proposed by the European Commission. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Central European states have flatly rejected European Union plans for a new system to spread the burden of the migration crisis, which would impose su(...)

Prince fans beside a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the musician’s Paisley Park compound  in Minneapolis, Minnesota. File photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince appeared “pale” and “weak” during one of his last public appearances, it has been claimed, amid reports the music superstar stayed awake for 15(...)

Messages left by fans of Prince are seen prior to a memorial service held inside the Paisley Park compound of the music legend. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s “most beloved” friends and family have held a private memorial for the music superstar after his body was cremated. The American musician di(...)

Columbia County Sheriff deputies investigate the scene of a shooting in Appling, Georgia. Photograph: WRDW/WAGT Augusta via AP

A man who shot and killed five people as part of a domestic dispute in Georgia was found dead in his home on Saturday of an apparent self-inflicted gu(...)

Tom Crean: he faced mountainous seas and Antarctic blizzards

The Easter Rising was not the only historic event launched by Irishmen on April 24th, 1916. There was at least one other notable exploit begun that da(...)

Returning to base having deployed a water-based drone to take multiple scientific measurements

Arriving in South Georgia, I can only imagine what Tom Crean and the rest of the crew of the James Caird felt when they made landfall on this bleak a(...)

Prince performs at the Yas Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in November 2010. File photograph: Jumana El-Heloueh/Reuters

Police are investigating whether foul play was involved in Prince’s death after authorities revealed there was “no reason to believe” he killed himsel(...)

In this December 25th, 1984 photo, Prince performs at the St Paul Civic Center in St Paul, Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive  musicians of his era with hits including Little Red Corvette, Let’s Go Crazy and When Doves Cry, was found dead on Thursday, April 21st, 2016. File photograph: David Brewster/Star Tribune/AP

Pop superstar Prince has died at the age of 57. His body was discovered at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota early on Thursday, his publicist confir(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

 New York could also inject a new momentum behind the leader in the Republican race, businessman Donald Trump, in his bid to be the party’s nominee. He has 744 delegates to 559 for Texas senator Ted Cruz. Photograph: Christopher Lee/The New York Times

The second-biggest prize in the Democratic presidential election – and the fourth-biggest in the Republican race – will be up for grabs when primary v(...)