British prime minister  Theresa May has condemned world football’s ruling body over the “utterly outrageous” ban on international players wearing poppies.  Photo:  Nick Potts/PA

Utterly outraged, she said. Recognise and respect, she said. A clear message, she said. Had she nothing better to do? Apparently not. As if there w(...)

The LÉ ‘James Joyce’ rescued 453 people and recovered bodies from the vessel pictured. Photograph: Defence Forces/Flickr

A Naval Service ship recovered 16 dead bodies on Thursday when it went to the aid of migrants packed on to a wooden boat off the coast of Libya, a sta(...)

Rescuers help migrants to board the Italian Navy ship ‘Vega’ after the boat they were aboard sunk. An estimated 14,000 migrants have been rescued by Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by Irish and German vessels and humanitarian groups. Photograph: AP

More than 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean shipwrecks near Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe in unseaworthy (...)

Migrants and refugees call for help from shipreck off Libya. Photograph: Marina Militare/ AFP PHOTO

At least 45 migrants died in a shipwreck and more than 2,000 were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday, the coastguard said, as the numbe(...)

Fishing boat overturns: Crowded deck with hundreds of migrants aboard. Photograph: Italian Navy (Marina Militare)/AFP/Getty Images

A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 550 people rescue(...)

Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate New Year’s Day Mass in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.  Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP

In his first message of 2016, Pope Francis summoned humanity to show compassion and to transcend the apathy that impedes peace in a world that has of (...)

Firemen carry the body of a child on the Greek island of Lesbos  after a dinghy carrying  refugees and migrants crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey sank on Sunday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A woman and two young children drowned, and seven more people were missing, after an inflatable dinghy carrying dozens of migrants from Turkey hit roc(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker welcomes Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a meeting over the Balkan refugee crisis with leaders from central and eastern Europe at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Union faces collapse if the bloc cannot agree on a plan to confront the sudden influx of refugees through the Balkans, Slovenia’s premier(...)

A Syrian refugee tries to keep his children warm after being rescued by Greek fishermen on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

More than half a million refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece this year and the rate of arrivals is rising with more than 8,000 coming (...)

A girl believed to be five-years-old has died and as many as 13 people may be missing at sea off the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph shows a local surveying a pile of deflated dinghies, tubes and life vests left by arriving refugees and migrants on tLesbos . Photograph: Yannis Behrakis /Reuters

A girl believed to be five-years-old has died and as many as 13 people may be missing at sea off the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, the Greek coa(...)

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