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Undated library file picture of a prison officer inside the Maze Prison. Photograph: PA Photo.

A European Union body has withdrawn its offer of funding for the proposed £25 million (€29.5 million) peace-building and conflict resolution centre at(...)

Body bags containing African migrants, who drowned trying to reach Italian shores, lie in a hangar of the Lampedusa airport. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

Divers are battling with choppy waters in the search for dozens of migrants believed to have drowned after their rickety boat caught fire and sank off(...)

Rescued migrants arrive onboard a coastguard vessel at the harbour of Lampedusa this morning. Photograph: Nino Randazzo/ASP/Reuters

More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lam(...)

Reforms in Turkey
  • Europe
  • October 3, 2013, 01:00

‘It’s not a democratisation package, it’s an election package”. This portrayal of Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan political reforms by a l(...)

Healthcare workers and supporters take part in a protest against the local government’s plans to cut public healthcare spending in Madrid last month. Photograph:  Reuters

The fast-moving political developments in Italy have pushed the country into the spotlight, but in Brussels the drama has come as no surprise.Ever sin(...)

A European Union  flag flies in front of a statue outside the Hungarian central bank in Budapest. Photo: Bloomberg

The official motto of the European Union is, Aontaithe san Éagsúlacht. There are in fact 23 other versions of this admirable sentiment, all of equal s(...)

Actors perform in an open-air play in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on September 28th. The play combines accounts and dramatisation of acts of wars in the Palestinian territories, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Chile and Bosnia and is symbolically set below the famous Ottoman-era Old Bridge in the town which was smashed in the 1990s war and then rebuilt. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Bosnia launched its first census as an independent state today - a politically charged event that has revived ethnic rifts and could shake the delica(...)

Edward Snowdon is wanted for leaking details of government surveillance programes. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian

Fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden has made the short-list for a prestigious European Union human rights prize.Mr Snowden, who is under guard in R(...)

Former Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi, a billionaire media tycoon who is fighting moves to expel him from parliament following his conviction for tax fraud last month, said at the weekend he wants elections as soon as possible.Photograph: Andrew Medichini/Reuters

Silvio Berlusconi’s bid to push Italy into new elections faces a test today when he meets lawmakers from his centre-right party who have shown growing(...)

Last week some of the world’s biggest technology companies co-signed a document intent on staving off the threat of “patent trolls” taking “unprincipl(...)

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