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EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/Pool/EPA

The member states of the European Union agreed on Monday to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of a role in poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navaln(...)

 Thailand’s  King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun carries new saffron robes next to Queen Suthida  during a ceremony in Bangkok on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Angela Merkel’s government has warned Thailand that the Thai king should stop conducting state business from German soil, in an unusual intervention t(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny: Fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia on August 20th. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin after stating that Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist, was poisoned with the c(...)

President Michel Aoun (right) meets German foreign minister Heiko Maas at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the Lebanese capital. Photograph: Dalati/Nohra/Getty

Germany’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Lebanon needed a government that can fight corruption and enact reforms as he toured Beirut port, sc(...)

Vehicles queue at the border crossing in Krusaa, Denmark, after the country reopened its borders to Germany on Monday. Photograph:  Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

With huge traffic jams and a run on cheap cigarettes, border-free Europe was back in business on Monday, just in time for the summer holidays. Three (...)

German foreign minister Heiko Maas, left, and Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz  during their meeting in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/ EPA

German foreign minister Heiko Maas told Israeli leaders on Wednesday that Berlin opposes the plan to annex areas of the occupied West Bank as early as(...)

A man and his son  at a deserted  La Mar Bella beach  in Barcelona. Coronavirus restrictions  threaten to wipe out the summer season of travel that accounts for a significant proportion of the economy in several countries including Spain. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

With the tourism industry in freefall across Europe due to the shutdown in travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, ministers from across the Europe(...)

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

President Donald Trump’s decision to halt US funding to the World Health Organisation has triggered heavy criticism at home and abroad for depriving t(...)

Donald Trump may have started the process of undermining the multilateral order and its key institutions, but it is half-hearted support by member states at this time of crisis, not the institutions themselves , which is hobbling it. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/ Reuters

Since the global coronavirus outbreak, the powerful 15-member UN Security Council has yet to meet. Largely, diplomats suggest, because of a stand-off (...)

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