Demonstrators hold placards during a protest rally against Czech finance minister Andrej Babis and President Milos Zeman in Prague on Wednesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Thousands of Czechs have joined street protests over a political crisis that pits the country’s embattled premier against its billionaire finance mini(...)

A Nao humanoid robot powered by IBM’s Watson technology sits on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg
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Image of the week: Robot Congress “Who me?” he seems to say. The “endearing” Nao-model robots, manufactured by French robotics company Aldebaran an(...)

Britain’s Prime minister David Cameron is welcomed by European Parliament President Martin Schulz at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

European Parliament president Martin Schulz pledged to move Britain’s demands for a new EU deal through the European Parliament swiftly, but warned th(...)

A protester holds a sign reading in Czech “Stop Islam and stop Merkel”, during an anti-Islam rally in front of Prague Castle. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

In a secluded guesthouse beside a forest near the Czech town of Jihlava, a delicate experiment is under way. This is a temporary home for some of the(...)

British prime minister David Cameron outlines conditions for renegotiating the terms of his country’s membership in the European Union,  at Chatham House in London, on Tuesday. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via The New York Times

The publication of British prime minister David Cameron’s letter to European Council president Donald Tusk opens a critical phase in Britain’s attempt(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Wales earlier this month. Photograph: Doug Mills/ The New York Times

European Union and Nato officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland’s clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted (...)

Ukrainian servicemen ride in an armoured vehicle near Kramatorsk today. Russian troops are strengthening their positions in eastern Ukraine and using aid shipments to smuggle in arms and other supplies to separatist forces, Kiev’s military said. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters.

European officials have proposed sweeping new sanctions to starve Russia’s companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow’s interventio(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British prime minister David Cameron and  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton at the  summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

EU leaders failed to agree on the appointment of two senior EU jobs yesterday evening, potentially deferring the final decision until the end of Augus(...)

Czech lawmakers leave the parliamentary chamber in Prague after the Czech parliament dissolved itself today. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

The Czech parliament voted yesterday to dissolve itself, triggering an early election which could hand the Communist Party a share in power for the fi(...)

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