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Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The European Union’s member states failed to reach a consensus to impose sanctions on Belarusian officials in response to a rigged election and a crac(...)

Mai Handique, a 100-year-old Indian woman, waves as she comes out on a wheelchair after recovering from Covid-19, at Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital in Guwahati, India, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Global coronavirus cases are expected to pass 30 million on Thursday, with India firmly in focus as the latest epicentre after reporting yet another r(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen gives her state of the union speech in Brussels. Photograph:  John Thys/AFP via Getty

Wednesday was Ursula von der Leyen’s moment to set out her vision for the European Union and how it could emerge from the coronavirus pandemic fit for(...)

From left: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel; US president Donald Trump; foreign ministers  Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani,   Bahrain, and   Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,  UAE, during a signing ceremony for the Abraham Accords at the White House.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The new agreements signed by the Emirates and Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel involve a range of ties but are different from the peace trea(...)

Migrants clean themselves inside an abandoned building near the Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesbos on Sunday. Over 11,000 people – including some 4,000 children – have been sleeping rough since the notoriously overcrowded and unsanitary camp of Moria burned down last week. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images

Once again Angela Merkel has shown a courageous willingness to lead Europe from the front. The German chancellor’s decision to take in 1,500 refugees,(...)

Romance fraud involves victims being lured into fake romantic relationships online before being financially exploited. Photograph: iStock

Detectives have uncovered a “control centre” for a large-scale romance fraud operation in Ireland. It is the first time a romance fraud operation ha(...)

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French president Emmanuel Macron meet on the sidelines of a summit of seven Mediterranean countries in Porticcio, Corsica on Thursday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

France’s president Emmanuel Macron met with the EU’s six other Mediterranean countries in Corsica on Thursday, in the hope of defining a shared strate(...)

Asylum seekers sit amid the debris after the fire in the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

The overnight fire that destroyed the refugee camp at Moria on Lesbos was a disaster waiting to happen. Long-term overcrowding and an outbreak of Covi(...)

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis: In the same way as Phil Hogan, his attitude underlines the dangers of arrogance in national and international politics. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki

“Golfgate” has not only exposed the fact that some public figures think they can ignore the rules observed by the rest of us, but has also created a h(...)

 Enes Kanter:  “Once I’m done with my career I want to be known as a human rights activist before being known as a basketball player.”  Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Enes Kanter has lost his Turkish citizenship, all contact with his family and receives weekly death threats – all because of a tweet. When the Boston(...)

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