Protesters carry the coffin of Gunay Ozarslan, killed by Turkish police at an anti-terror operation, in Istanbul,  yesterday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Today’s emergency meeting of Nato ambassadors in Brussels has focused minds on the increasingly complex geopolitical situation unfolding on the border(...)

Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term had plunged Burundi into its biggest crisis since an ethnically charged civil war ended in 2005. Photograph: Evrard Benjamin/Reuters

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza on Friday won a third-term in office after the opposition boycotted the vote, a victory that leaves the east Af(...)

Malaria infects around 200 million people a year and killed an estimated 584,000 people in 2013, the vast majority of them babies in sub-Saharan Africa. Photograph: AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo

The world’s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies(...)

The Sky logo sits on a sign outside British Sky ’s headquarters in Isleworth. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Sky’s UK operation and six major Hollywood movie studios including 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers have been accused by the European Union of ill(...)

Demonstrators gather outside the Greek parliament during an anti-austerity rally in Athens on Wednesday evening, as MPs voted on a second package of emergency legislation demanded by Greece’s creditors. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Amid demonstrations on the streets outside and protests from their own parliamentary speaker that the legislation before them on represented a “violen(...)

Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh said people in Britain need to be made aware of the potential consequences of an exit from the European Union. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

People in Britain need to be made aware of the potential consequences of an exit from the European Union of which they are not aware, including the po(...)

The Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev in the West Bank, north of Jerusalem. A government programme authorises 381 new homes in the illegal settlement. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israel is to approve the building of almost 900 new homes in West Bank Jewish settlements today, ending what settler leaders termed a de facto build(...)

Brian Hayes: “We need lots of contrarian people, with lots of contrarian views, questioning everything we do, because that didn’t happen in the madness years.” Photograph: The Irish Times

More contrarian people “questioning everything we do” are required to criticise our policymaking decisions, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes told the MacGill(...)

The European Union is working on reforms of asset-backed securities to try to revive the market so it can contribute to funding for businesses that in Europe largely rely on banks for money

Global regulators may ease restrictions on asset-backed or pooled-debt in a policy shift that banks and European policymakers say is needed if financi(...)

The President of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council Jean-Paul Delevoye greets Irish president Michael D Higgins upon his arrival to attend the Paris Summit of Conscience for the Climate. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins feels so strongly about the European migrant crisis he brings the topic up with every foreign leader he meets, including t(...)