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Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, says he is leading the country into a new era of deep political and cultural change. Photograph: Akos Stiller/New York Times

Hungary’s nationalist ruling party has defended its decision to scrap state funding for university gender studies courses, which critics of prime mini(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking up where she left off: demanding far-reaching reform of the EU’s so-called Dubl(...)

One kiss or two, or may be three. Photograph: iStock

I’ve come to dread bumping into acquaintances unexpectedly, particularly if they’ve recently returned from holidays. You pretend to be delighted to se(...)

 A dried-out portion of the Elbe riverbed that under normal conditions would be submerged under water, during hot weather in Magdeburg, Germany. Shrinking rivers are exposing munitions left over from the second World War. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

When German astronaut Alexander Gerst looks down on his homeland, and central Europe, he doesn’t like what he sees. “A shocking sight,” he tweeted fr(...)

Sales of tickets for films such as Black Panther helped boost revenues

Cinema operator Cineworld posted a 10.8 per cent rise in half-year revenue on Thursday as big-ticket releases such as Avengers: Infinity War, Black Pa(...)

Méabh Ní Drisceoil, third secretary in the Irish embassy in Hungary,  meeting president of Hungary János Áder.

Is there more to being a diplomat than truly spoiling guests at the ambassadorial residence with pyramids of gold foil-wrapped chocolates? The Public(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is welcomed by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis during their official meeting at Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, last week.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

On a sweltering Bucharest afternoon last week, student Andrei Marinescu sipped iced coffee in a cafe near Romanian government headquarters, where his(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “We need a new commission . . . with a new approach,” he said. Photograph: Boris Pejovic/EPA

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has dismissed the European Commission’s latest refugee initiatives and criticism of his hard-line anti-immigrati(...)

Britain’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson: his many critics will question his motives in stepping down, pointing to his long history of political opportunism and self-interest. Photograph: Toby Melville

Three days after Theresa May appeared to stamp her authority on her cabinet, two of her most senior ministers have resigned, destabilising British pol(...)

Ireland’s Sarah Healy on her way to winning gold in the 1,500m at the European Under-18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

After winning it the hard way and still making it look easy, Sarah Healy wrapped up another golden moment for the Irish team at the European Under-18 (...)

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