Some 200 employees of the Schuler Pressen GmbH gather for a warning strike rally in front of the entrance to the company’s plant in Erfurt, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: EPA

In the face of the recent escalation of the Luas dispute and the impending possibility of a strike wave across the public sector, I’m often asked by s(...)

Anti-nuclear activists   on the “Europe” bridge between Kehl, southwestern Germany, and Strasbourg, eastern France, remember the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden alerted the French government to the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl two days after it occurred. The priority of French authorities was to preven(...)

The deal will cover up to 500,000 cars. Photograph: Reuters

US Volkswagen drivers with manipulated diesel engines will be offered compensation and the option of having their car fixed or bought back by the Germ(...)

This is the firt time Germany has hit back at notion Volkswagen was a lone emissions dodger. Photograph: AP

Volkswagen is first among equals in the car industry when it comes to manipulating emissions to seem more environmentally friendly, according to Germa(...)

Almost 600,000 cars on US roads are powered by engines rigged to appear to emit less nitrogen oxide than they do. Photograph: EPA

Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, hopes to avoid a US court battle on Thursday by offering US drivers of its manipulated diesel cars a free fix a(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating tactic on a new Greek bailout deal, which she said was “still a good distance away.”   (Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating (...)

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s office has asked her to clarify the Fund’s stance, after Internet whistleblowing site WikiLeaks published what it said was the transcript of a March 19th conference call of three senior IMF officials.

Greece has demanded an explanation from the International Monetary Fund after an apparent leaked transcript suggested the IMF may threaten to pull out(...)

A street memorial to victims of Tuesday’s Zaventem airport bombings is seen in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Belgium’s interior and justice ministers offered to resign on Thursday over the failure to track an Islamic State militant expelled twice by Turkey as(...)

A banner for the victims of the Brussels bombings reads ‘I am Brussels’ at the Place de la Bourse in  Belgium. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP Photo

Belgian police were last night searching for at least one suspect believed to be on the run following Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, as the (...)

French president François Hollande with prime minister Manuel Valls: “We are facing a global threat that requires a global answer,” he said. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

David Cameron has condemned the attacks in Brussels as “appalling and savage”, warning that Britain faces “a very real terror threat”. The prime mini(...)