Russian president Vladimir Putin: offering no concessions on arms deal withdrawal. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky

The collapse of a major cold war-era missile treaty is sending a shiver through European countries that fear being caught in the middle of a new US-Ru(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has told British prime minister Theresa May in a private phone call that shifting her red lines in f(...)

  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with  DUP leader  Arlene Foster. The DUP is now afraid the British government or the House of Commons will ditch the all-UK backstop, leaving the Northern Ireland one in place and deepening the potential sea border. That gives the DUP and Dublin a powerful shared interest in getting the withdrawal agreement through largely unaltered. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

An interview by Poland’s foreign minister kicked off this week’s backstop wobbling. Jacek Czaputowicz said Ireland and the UK are playing “a game(...)

Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz:  had suggested   a five-year time limit on the backstop  as a compromise. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Simon Coveney was very polite about his counterpart’s intervention in the Brexit debate. And then dismissed it, confident it wasn’t going to run. Pol(...)

Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili, Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius, Latvia’s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics  and other officials meet in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images

Georgia and its allies have traded accusations with Russia 10 years after the Kremlin sent troops into the Black Sea state, for a five-day war that sh(...)