Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis drives his motorcyle with his wife Danae Stratou after exiting the finance ministry in Athens. Photograph: Fotis Plegas/EPA 1:48

Berlin insisted on Monday that Greece’s debt is sustainable and said there is no basis at the moment for negotiations with Athens about a new bailout (...)

Grieving elderly Muslim women pictured in a refugee centre set up to shelter Muslim families after they fled Srebrenica. Photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Image

Serbia has asked Russia to veto a British UN Security Council resolution that would call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war in the 1(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. As Syriza points out, Greece – just one border away from Islamic State-held territory – looks like a beacon of stability in a difficult neighbourhood. Photograph: Reuters

In February, when Greece’s new Syriza-led government reassured its lenders by agreeing to talks on its funding arrangements, the Italian economy minis(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/AFP/Getty Images

US President Barack Obama spoke with President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Thursday in their first direct contact in four months as the United States (...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin with defence minister Sergei Shoigu. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/EPA/Ria Novosti

Nato defence chiefs meet today as the alliance changes its strategic posture to counter a combative Russia, and amid fears that rising military activi(...)

Viktor Orban’s campaign against migrants had been running full tilt for several months before he last week announced controversial plans to build a fo(...)

Ukrainians take up positions as they attend a military training session organised for civilians in Kiev on June 21st. The EU has approved an extension of economic sanctions against Russia in protest against the Kremlin’s aggressive policies in Ukraine. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA epa04812795 Ukrainians in military uniforms take up positions as they attend a military training session organized for civilians, in Kiev, Ukraine, 21 June 2015. The European Union on 19 June extended economic sanctions imposed on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol following their annexation by Russia, with the measures now due to stay in place until 23 June  2016. The sanctions were introduced last year, to reinforce the EU's opposition to Russia's illegal annexation of the two territories in March 2014. Relations between Brussels and Moscow are at their worst level since the end of the Cold War, due to Russia's actions in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine, where it is accused of supporting pro-Russian separatists.  EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

The European Union approved an extension of economic sanctions against Russia on Monday in protest against the Kremlin’s aggressive policies in Ukra(...)

Vladimir Putin  shakes hands with France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon  in St Petersburg yesterday. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentiev/Ria Novosti/EPA

President Vladimir Putin boasted yesterday that Russia had found the “inner strength” to prevent sanctions causing a deep economic crisis, and told th(...)

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece and president Vladimir Putin of Russia meet at an economic forum in St Petersburg, Russia, on Friday. Photograph: New York Times. 1:44

The European Central Bank has sanctioned further support for the Greek banking system amid fears for its stability, Ahead of Monday’s crucial EU leade(...)

‘The US Supreme Court will decide before the end of this month whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. If the court says yes, all state laws against equal marriage will fall. The outcome would represent another major step towards the vindication of LGBTI rights generally (and, as a trivial aside, would allow us to congratulate American friends on their judiciary having caught up with the plain people of Ireland). Supporters of same-sex marriages  outside the US Supreme Court on April 28th, 2015. Photograph:  MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

The US Supreme Court will decide before the end of this month whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. If the court says yes, a(...)