U.S. Justice Department image shows a web screen after it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, the site accused of allowing hundreds of thousands of people to buy and sell drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods

A global cyber crime investigation led by US and European officials has shut down Alphabay and Hansa Market, illegal marketplaces on the so-called dar(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a press conference in Prague. Photograph: Christian Bruna

The European Commission has urged the Czech Republic to drop its refusal to accept refugees under an EU relocation programme, as the bloc prepares to (...)

An Afghan mother  with her baby daughter in Malakassa refugee camp, Greece,  where about 700 refugees await their fate. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Three countries – Hungary, Poland and Austria – have not taken in a single asylum seeker under an EU relocation scheme agreed at the height of the re(...)

An airport  trade association, said a laptop cabin ban could affect 3,684 flights weekly to the US from 59 European airports.

The US is considering expanding the ban on laptops in airline cabins on flights not only from Europe but from other regions despite objections. US an(...)

The Trump administration is likely to extend the laptop ban. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passen(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban greeting  Poland’s Beata Szydlo at the Central Eastern European Innovators Summit in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Human rights defenders have urged the European Union to hold Hungary to account for its hard-line migration policy, as it began detaining most asylum(...)

African refugees and migrants wait aboard a rubber boat  off the Libyan coast. Photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

European countries have taken in less than 10 per cent of the 160,000 asylum seekers they pledged to admit under a relocation scheme agreed at the hei(...)

Migrants, who were part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean sea, after arriving on a rescue boat at a port in Malaga, southern Spain. Photograph: Reuters

European countries have accepted less than 10 per cent of the 160,000 refugees they promised to move to safety from unsanitary and cramped camps in It(...)

  Grand-Place in Brussels: The European Commission has said steps are  needed to strengthen the border control database known as the Schengen Information System. Photograph:  Hatim Kaghat/AFP/Getty Images

Brussels is proposing to bolster the sharing of border control data to address weaknesses exposed by terror attacks across Europe during the past two (...)

A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, which hosts about 600 refugees and migrants. The EU’s border agency says the number of migrants arriving in the Greek islands has increased significantly over the past month. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP

Differences between Irish and Italian authorities over the handling of asylum seekers’ applications for relocation have resulted in no migrants movin(...)