The wreckage of  migrant vessels is lit by passing cars at twilight on April 24th, 2015 on the island of Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search-and-rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amne(...)

French authorities alone have uncovered falsified identification documents for 400 horses. File photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ national prosecutor’s office said on Saturday it had detained three suspects as part of a French-led investigation into illegal tradi(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage  said he has been dogged by chronic back pain that has hampered his ability to campaign for the May 7th British general election. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s anti-EU Ukip, on Saturday dismissed rumours he was seriously unwell but said he had been dogged by chronic back (...)

Kiev protesters: Sakwa maintains Vladimir Putin is the most pro-European leader of Russia ever. Photograph: Vladislav Sodel

When the first World War broke out Pope Benedict XV declared it the suicide of Europe. But Europe survived and was reborn, albeit after two World W(...)

Facebook privacy officer Erin Egan said international regulatory discussions did not give enough credit to the US. PhotographIllustration: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Privacy executives from Google, Microsoft and Facebook say that privacy protections in the US are stronger than assumed by Europeans. However, they do(...)

Migrants on board of Italian Navy ship ‘Chimera’ before disembarking in the southern harbour of Salerno. Photograph: Ciro De Luca/Reuters

This week the world looked on in horror as images of desperate migrants fleeing North Africa flashed across TV screens. The European Union has (...)

 A flower-laying ceremony in the Armenian capital Yerevan to mark the centenary of the mass killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/EPA

Armenia has marked the centenary of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders, as (...)

Police and members of the media at    the scene where 14 migrants were hit and killed by a train near Veles  in Macedonia on April 24th, 2015. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Fourteen suspected migrants walking in the dark along train tracks towards the European Union have been killed by an express train in a remote river g(...)

Mohammed Ali Malek (right) speaks with his lawyer Massimo Ferrante at Catania’s tribunal. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

The presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives appeared before an Italian judge on Friday after prose(...)

Tax avoidance is legal but companies which use complex structures to reduce their  bills are coming under increasing scrutiny

A Luxembourg court has charged a French journalist with aiding the leaking of confidential information at accounting firm PwC, which led to the disclo(...)