Taxi drivers protest against the new Covid-19 restrictions in Turin, Italy on Monday. More than 180 taxis have occupied Piazza Castello. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

European leaders warned of difficult months ahead as the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic forced authorities to impose new restrictions to try to curb the (...)

Pedestrians on the Charles Bridge, Prague,  during the coronavirus pandemic in April. Photograph: Getty Images

The Czech government has decided that all people must wear face masks inside public buildings from Thursday after a record spike in new coronavirus ca(...)

Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle – the party’s European candidate for South. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly rejected Micheál Martin’s claims he has been “equivocal” in dealing with the authoritarian policies of Hungary’s p(...)

The Kremlin will be happy with the outlook after the victory of incumbent Milos Zeman’s in the Czech presidential election. It means continued political uncertainty in the Czech Republic, deepening divisions in Europe and another five years in Prague Castle for a critic of western sanctions on Russia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

In the end, Czechs chose Milos Zeman, and fear. Despite enjoying economic growth, the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union and no prospect o(...)

US president Donald Trump, with vice president Mike Pence standing behind him, announces his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US State Department has banned its diplomatic staff from visiting Jerusalem’s Old City and the West Bank for non-essential reasons, as president D(...)

Skoda Superb Combi: its features include a four-wheel-drive option allowing access to places that are out of the reach of most cars

Few household brands can point to a history quite as interesting as Skoda’s. While today’s stylish range is a familiar sight on Ireland’s roads and (...)

Binaca Paun, Simona Zlatariu, Estera Zlatariu, Ezechial Zlatariu and Danial Spirache, members of the Roma community, at a tribute in Merrion Square to the Roma and Sinti populations who were killed in the Holocaust. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A memorial service has taken place for members of the Roma community who died in the Holocaust. Some 500,000 Roma and Sinti (a branch of Roma) people(...)

A sign warns of floods as rainfall continues  near inundated streets in the town of Grimma, near Leipzig, Germany. Authorities in the  state of Saxon have declared Grimma a disaster area, according to local media. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The worst floods to hit the Czech Republic in a decade forced the evacuation of almost 2,700 people from low-lying areas while the rising water threa(...)