Charles Michel: had being trying to put together a working majority in parliament since the right-wing nationalist New Flemish Alliance (NVA) walked out nine days ago. Photograph:  Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters

Belgium’s Francophone liberal prime minister Charles Michel has resigned in the wake of a bitter falling out with his erstwhile Flemish coalition part(...)

Paul Bekaert, the lawyer acting for  former  Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, speaks to media outside  a Belgian court in Brussels today. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The lawyer acting for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has said the court hearing for his client and four secessionist allies on whether they s(...)

Pro-unity supporters take part in a demonstration in central Barcelona on  October 29th. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

“Don’t be ashamed of loving Spain, be ashamed of hating it,” read one banner that was being brandished at Sunday’s massive demonstration in Barcelona (...)

Saudi women walk past a jewelry shop at Tiba market in Riyadh, on October 3, 2016. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has moved to clarify a claim he made Thursday that he had raised the issue of women’s rights during a trade mission to Saudi Arab(...)

Bank of Ireland rose 4.2 per cent,  on the back of hopes red tape around the sector might ease. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Global stocks joined declines in bonds and commodities as a sell-off in emerging markets deepened with traders parsing the implications of a Donald Tr(...)

Riot police stand guard at Place de la Bourse in Brussels. Belgian authorities have charged three people with participating in terrorist group activities. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times.

Belgian authorities have charged three people with participating in terrorist group activities. They were among four people detained during searches (...)

A suspect lies on the platform of a tramway station in an image taken from amateur video after he was shot and wounded by police in the Brussels borough of Schaerbeek. Photograph: Sudpresse via Reuters

They came one by one to collect the possessions that were abandoned and lost during the chaos of Tuesday morning. Up to 6,000 suitcases, most of whi(...)

A man reacts as people gather to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Brussels airport and metro bombings, on the Place de la Bourse in central Brussels. Photograph: AFP

Brussels was struck Tuesday by major, apparently coordinated terrorist bombings, at the airport and on the metro system, killing at least 31 people an(...)

A refugee sits in front of a Greek riot police cordon during a protest at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on Tuesday: the UN has urged  EU member states to respond urgently to Greece’s migrant situation. Photograph:  Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

Europe is on the cusp of “a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis” the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday, as it called for EU member(...)

French judge Valerie Quemener tours a makeshift camp outside Calais, France, today. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

The prospect of bulldozers razing tents in the mud of the Calais “jungle” in front of distressed migrants receded yesterday when a tribunal in Lille (...)

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