Heiko Maas

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Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Photograph: John Thys/ AFP via Getty

France and Germany have thrown their weight behind the European Commission as it prepares to face down a challenge to the European Union’s legal order(...)

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen said she would use all powers at her disposal to push back. Photograph: Igor Kupljenik/EPA

The European Commission has vowed to use all powers at its disposal to face down an unprecedented challenge to the legal order of the European Union a(...)

Afghan women take part in a protest march for their rights under Taliban rule in  downtown  Kabul on September 3rd. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty

The European Union will re-establish a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan to engage with the Taliban if the security situation allows it, its foreign (...)

European Council president Charles Michel. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty

European capitals and top EU officials are trying to deepen co-operation with central Asian states to evacuate people from Afghanistan and ensure that(...)

Air passengers evacuated from Afghanisgan arrive at a  military airport in Melsbroek, Belgium, on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Lalmand/Belga/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations human rights chief has warned that she has credible reports of “summary executions” and restrictions on women in areas under Taliba(...)

French defence minister Florence Parly and French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian take part in a video meeting with Kabul. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty

European countries are scrambling to evacuate citizens and Afghan allies from Kabul ahead of an impending deadline for the United States to withdraw i(...)

A US Chinook helicopter flies over Afghanistan’s capital Kabul: While US diplomats are being moved out of its   embassy, America insists it will maintain a “core diplomatic presence” in the country. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

The US and its allies rushed to evacuate diplomatic and civilian personnel from Kabul over the weekend after the Taliban advanced on the Afghan capita(...)

Chinese citizen and former director at Huawei in Poland, Weijing Wang, at the opening of his trial on charges of spying for China at a court in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Monika Scislowska/AP

A Polish cybersecurity expert and a former employee of Chinese technology giant Huawei have gone on trial in Warsaw for espionage, in a case that high(...)

A solider probably belonging to the German troops supervising Namibian war prisoners in a photograph taken  during the 1904-1908 war of Germany against Herero and Nama. Photograph: National Archives of Namibia/AFP via Getty Images

Germany has officially recognised as genocide its colonial-era slaughter of tens of thousands of Namibians more than a century ago and committed €1.1 (...)

 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko: Due to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday. Photograph:  Siarhei Leskiec/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union and other western powers have pledged to ramp up pressure on Belarus after it forced a Ryanair plane to land so that an opposition (...)

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