Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel with French president Emmanuel Macron: expressed solidarity with Britain days after the attack. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Several European governments moved closer on Friday to expelling Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain, which ordered out 23 “undeclared (...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “To make out as if we alone can solve all the social problems of the world would not be realistic.” Photograph: Jan Woitas/EPA

Divided European leaders will seek to find a response to the continent’s worst migration crisis since the second World War at an emergency summit next(...)