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Sofia Sapega (24) was flying with her boyfriend Roman Protasevich, a dissident blogger critical of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, on a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius in May 2021 when it was diverted to Minsk by Belarusian authorities. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP via Getty Images

A student who was seized from a Ryanair flight forced to land in Belarus was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday, accused of fomenting unrest in (...)

Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Photograph: Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty

Greece’s president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, elected in 2020, is gradually changing the role and perception of the presidency, which up to now has be(...)

Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrating after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 2th, 2022. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

If you feel as though you know the Joe Burrow story even as you hear and see it for the first time that’s because the fabulous trajectory of his sport(...)

Greek soldiers removing snow in front of cars on Attiki Odos, the  biggest ring road in Athens. Photograph:  EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

The Greek prime minister has apologised for the state’s lack of preparedness to deal with a snowstorm that left thousands of people stranded in their (...)

Hundres of cars and trucks blocked on a main road in Istanbul on Tuesday. Photograph: Emrah Gurel/AP Photo

Rescue crews in Istanbul and Athens have cleared roads that had come to a standstill after a massive cold front and snowstorms hit much of Turkey and (...)

Prime minister Faiz Sucuoglu alongside his wife casts his ballot at a polling station in the northern part of Cyprus’s divided capital Nicosia, in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Photograph: Getty

The ruling right-wing Turkish Cypriot National Union party won Sunday’s early parliamentary election but failed to win a majority, according to result(...)

The recovery comes two weeks after two deadly incidents in the area involving boats loaded with migrants. Photograph: iStock

The body of a young child was recovered from the Aegean Sea on Saturday, two weeks after two deadly incidents in the area involving boats loaded with (...)

Dublin and Malaga share a €100,000 cash prize. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been awarded joint second place in an EU awards ceremony marking the most innovative cities in Europe. Dortmund was named as the European(...)

Healthcare workers, opposing mandatory coronavirus vaccinations and the suspension from work for those who refuse to get the shots, chant slogans during a protest outside the Greek Parliament. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP

Hundreds of Greek healthcare workers protested in central Athens against mandatory coronavirus vaccines for their profession on Wednesday, a day after(...)

Asylum seekers in the Pournara centre protest over delays in their application process last February. The camp was originally meant to hold arrivals  for three days while they underwent medical checks. File photograph: Getty

Metres from the UN peacekeeper-patrolled buffer zone in the Cypriot capital Nicosia, a queue forms. In line are people from across Africa, Asia and th(...)

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