Mark Rutte

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British prime minister Theresa May arrives for the European Council summit in Brussels. There is backing  for the idea of extending the UK transition period by a year – although the UK would have to ask for it. Photograph: EPA

There are EU summits which take decisions. They are, after all, the supreme decision-making authority of the union. And there are those consigned(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron are among several European leaders who do not have children. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Theresa May (British prime minister), Emmanuel Macron (president of France) and Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany). World leaders, and child-free. (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

A monument for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downing over Donetsk in Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

Russia faced international calls to accept responsibility for the downing of Flight MH17 on Tuesday, four years after the Malaysia Airlines jet was bl(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker being helped by heads of states at Parc Cinquantenaire, in Brussels. Photograph: AP

A “painful attack of sciatica accompanied by severe cramps” was responsible for images of a stumbling European Commission president Jean Claude J(...)

Trump has struck back against US allies with tough tariffs and is planning to impose stringent trade penalties on China.

US President Donald Trump has issued a veiled threat to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), warning if it does not treat the US “properly” that “we wi(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban addresses supporters after the announcement of  partial results of parliamentary elections in Budapest, Hungary, in April. File photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

A row over “European values” has led to a severing of links between the Fidesz party of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and the centrist Christi(...)

Arsenal players in the the club’s new shirt for next season. Photograph: Arsenal FC

Politicians in the Netherlands – which pays tens of millions of euro a year in aid to Rwanda – are up in arms over a €34 million deal between the Rwan(...)

Members of the Joint Investigation Team with part of the Buk  rocket that was fired on flight MH17 in 2014.  Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

In a significant step towards laying the blame for the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the door of the Russian state, international (...)

A car  parked on a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where air quality is the equivalent for residents of passively smoking 6.4 cigarettes a day. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Tiny, packed, Amsterdam is on the verge of following London and introducing a congestion charge for driving into the centre of the capital – followin(...)

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