A pensioner holds a banner during an anti-austerity demonstration in Athens yesterday. Greece is expected to reach agreement with its euro zone partners and the IMF on a package of reforms next week. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greece has submitted a fresh list of economic reforms to euro zone authorities, estimating the measures could raise as much as €6 billion this year. I(...)

British prime minister David Cameron arriving for an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels. He has committed to holding a referendum on EU membership by 2017

British prime minister David Cameron kicked off the British general election campaign this week, describing it as “the most important general elect(...)

A journalist naps after Iran nuclear program talks extended into the early morning at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Pool/Getty Images 1:28

China’s foreign minister said there was “significant progress in core issues” in Iran talks to reach an outline accord reining in Tehran’s nuclear pro(...)

‘Maybe your first in philosophy led to a first-class position cleaning cars, or your master’s in Anglo-Irish literature landed a day job in sorting fish.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Are you one of the many Irish workers who are overeducated for their jobs? One in three of us is, according to new research.Maybe your first in philos(...)

Protesters march under an Icelandic and EU flag on Austurvoellur square, across from the Icelandic parliament, in Reykjavik earlier this month, after the government announced plans to withdraw the country’s application for EU membership. Photograph: Anton Brink/EPA

Áramótaskaupið is possibly the most popular television show in the world. Viewing figures for the annual skit – the name roughly translates as “New Ye(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras:  calling for support from opposition parties, he has reiterated that his government  will  implement a February 20th deal struck with the euro zone.  Photograph: François Mori/AP

Greece has failed to reach an initial deal with the European Union and the IMF to unlock aid after the creditors dismissed a package of reforms from A(...)

Turkish riot police stand guard in front of the Justice Palace in Istanbul on March 31st, 2015, after a far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened to kill him. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

A prosecutor who was held hostage by members of a banned leftist group inside a courthouse in Istanbul has died after police attempted to free him, Tu(...)

The annual rate of inflation in the 19-nation bloc climbed to minus 0.1 per cent from minus 0.3 per cent in February. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A slump in euro-area consumer prices eased in March, offering respite to the European Central Bank after it ramped up stimulus to fend off a deflation(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry waits with others before a meeting with Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Pool via The New York Times 1:28

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said he would rejoin talks on Iran’s nuclear programme in Lausanne later on Tuesday and said there was a good (...)

All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters sit on the floor during a march towards the Independent National Electoral Commission Office in Port Harcourt calling for the cancellation of the presidential elections in the Rivers State. Some 2,000 women protesting against the conduct of elections in Nigeria’s Rivers state were teargassed on Monday as they tried to register their complaints with electoral officials. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and his rival Muhammadu Buhari were running neck and neck on Monday after the first phase of results in an eagerl(...)