Migrants wait for Macedonian police to allow them to cross the border along the Greek-Macedonian border, near the town of Gevgelija, on Friday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The truck was abandoned pointing west, towards what the 71 people locked inside hoped would be a safe and prosperous future, and away from whatever mi(...)

Refugees rush to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia  outside the small Greek town of Idomeni on Wednesday, August 26th. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees, mostly fleeing unrest in the Middle East and Afghanistan, are desperately pushing their way through the Ba(...)

Austrian police-chief of Burgenland Hans Peter Doskozil (left) and interior minister of Austria Johanna Mikl-Leitner during a news conference in Eisenstadt, Austria on Friday. Photograph: Reuters  2:11

Austrian police have confirmed that a total of 71 people - 59 men, eight women and four children, the youngest a year-old girl - suffocated after bein(...)

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. Photograph: Reuters/Hani Amara

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A secur(...)

Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Austria has begun a manhunt for human traffickers who left at least 20 refugees to die in an abandoned refrigeration truck on a motorway near Vienna. (...)

A container with the bodies of migrants is unloaded from the Swedish coast guard ship “Poseidon” in Palermo on Wednesday following a rescue operation in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Marcello Paternostro/Getty Images

A boat packed with migrants sank off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara on Thursday and officials said hundreds may have died. A security official in (...)

Google, which is changing its structure by establishing a new company called Alphabet, could face a fine as a result of the investigation. Photograph: Reuters

Google has hit back at what it called “peculiar and problematic” demands by European Union competition regulators to change the way it displays sea(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: the  combative academic was sacked as finance minister last month after alienating euro zone counterparts with his lecturing style and divisive words. File photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Yanis Varoufakis will not take part in “sad” elections expected next month in Greece and will instead focus on setting up a new movement to “restore d(...)

A refrigerated truck is towed along a highway near Neusiedl am See, Austria, on August 27th, 2015. The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants were discovered  in the truck on the A4 highway in Austria, police said on Thursday, in the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe. Photograph: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

At least 20 migrants, and possibly up to 50, have been found dead on Thursday inside a lorry in eastern Austria, police said, with indications they ha(...)

Soldiers from the 48th Infantry Group in training ahead of peacekeeping deployment in Golan Heights. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The White Paper on defence is long overdue and welcome. The previous one, the first of its kind in the Republic, was published in 2000. Since then,(...)