Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister: Syriza’s disastrous negotiating strategy also means the Greek public is being offered a deal they would have probably secured anyway. Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

When the definitive history of the European Union is written, the closing weeks of June 2015 may stand out as one of the darkest hours. With Greek tee(...)

Peter Sutherland: said the migration crisis was a problem “which can only be dealt with collectively, not in isolation to one another”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

EU leaders defended their decision not to back mandatory quotas for migrants at a summit of EU leaders, pledging to agree a plan to redistribute 40(...)

French police cordon off the area where a decapitated body was  found near the Air Products company, in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier. Photograph: AFP  2:13

It was the severed head stuck on the factory security fence, like a trophy, that most horrified France on Friday morning. In Syria and Iraq, Islamic (...)

US singer and actress Courtney Love. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Getty Images 1:55

US singer Courtney Love has called on the US to ban all travel to France after she was caught up in violent anti-Uber protests in Paris on Thursday. T(...)

Migrants disembark from a Norwegian vessel in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters 2:07

European Union leaders have finally reached a highly conditional deal to help illegal immigrants who have fled across the Mediterranean in recent mont(...)

A lorry driver in Calais, France gestures at migrants as they  try to  board lorries bound for the UK on June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

EU leaders postponed a detailed discussion on how to redistribute migrants across the EU until next month amid continuing opposition among member stat(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaks to  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo 1:13

British prime minister David Cameron has engaged in a difficult political balancing act as he launches his bid to renegotiate the UK’s membership of t(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  and EU Council president Donald Tusk shake hands prior to their meeting ahead of an EU summit at the EU Council in Brussels, June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Julien Warnand/AFP/Getty Images

A British official in the Justus Lipsius building at the heart of the EU headquarters in Brussels insisted on Thursday evening that David Cameron is c(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels. Tsipras phoned the Greek president on Thursday to brief him on the negotiations. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA 5:02

A deepening sense of crisis is characterising the Greek saga, especially after the last, chaotic 48 hours. Following Monday’s emergency eurogroup and(...)

British prime minister David Cameron, who is due to set out the UK’s plans for a renegotiation of its European Union membership at a summit on the Greek crisis. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images 1:54

British prime minister David Cameron will set out Britain’s plans for a renegotiation of European Union membership when he arrives in Brussels today f(...)