Migrants  enter a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on Wednesday. Photograph: Robert AtanasovskiAFP/Getty Images

The refugee crisis unfolding across Europe has been a story of individuals, one in which the image of a drowned boy or the face of a desolate mother t(...)

Protesters demonstrate against the political class and Romanian authorities  in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest protests in Romania since its 1989 revolution are expected to continue this weekend, as the country’s president and political parties h(...)

Musicians play as supporters wait for Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu at Ataturk airport in Istanbul on Tuesday. Turkey’s long dominant AK Party scored a stunning election success at the weekend. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Following a failed government-forming process, Turkey’s worst-ever terrorist attack and the return to war with militant Kurds, how is it Turkey’s AK P(...)

A  crowd of protesters during a rally in reaction to the nightclub fire  in front of government headquarters in Bucharest, on Tuesday night. Photograph: EPA

Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta quit on Wednesday in a surprise move that will probably produce a new cabinet led by a technocrat, after street (...)

Portuguese president Aníbal Cavaco Silva: described a Socialist-Communist-BE coalition as “a clearly inconsistent alternative” which threatened to undermine the economy. Photograph: Manuel De Almeida/EPA.

An upcoming parliamentary vote is expected to reject the government programme of prime minister-elect Pedro Passos Coelho, extending a political crisi(...)

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Politicians of all parties can no longer turn a blind eye to the role of the IRA army council in the politics of the Republic now that the issue is ou(...)

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau gives his victory speech after Canada’s federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19th, 2015. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters 0:54

Canada’s Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling prime minister Stephen Harper’s C(...)

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton share a joke in Tuesday’s presidential debate in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The first debate in the race to win the US Democratic presidential nomination confirmed two things: that Hillary Clinton is the strongest candidate an(...)

Turkey's Republican People’s Party deputies argue with ruling AK Party lawmakers on deploying troops in the face of threats from within Syria and Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

Tucked away down the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the shrill of men calling out numbers and figures rings loud. Each one has at least one p(...)

Mourners surround an ornate hearse, pulled by six black-plumed horses, carrying the body of Vittorio Casamonica to the Rome suburbs where his funeral Mass was celebrated on August 20th. Photograph: Reuters

As Rome funerals go, it was hardly your understated, run-of-the-mill event. For a start, the ornate hearse was pulled by six black horses. For a secon(...)