European Council president Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker:  business ended on Friday with  a brief Brexit discussion. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

Although EU leaders on Thursday night laboured mightily to no apparent end to break their “top jobs” deadlock, their four-hour debate into the early h(...)

US president Donald Trump greets Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán in the Oval Office. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US President Donald Trump congratulated Viktor Orbán for doing a “tremendous job” as prime minister of Hungary as he welcomed the controversial leader(...)

 Huawei called its exclusion   “a discriminatory act based on a groundless and misleading warning issued by [the country’s agency for cybersecurity] ... If no resolution is found, Huawei will consider all its options.” Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

The Czech Republic has become the latest country to take action against Chinese technology firm Huawei, as a US-led push to tackle alleged security th(...)

Photographs of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, in the office of the Aktuality.sk news outlet in Bratislava where he worked. They were shot dead in February.

A photograph of Jan Kuciak still stands in the lobby of the Bratislava media firm where he worked; former colleagues in the newsroom continue to dig t(...)

Demonstrators attend a protest in Bratislava, Slovakia, following the murders of  investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova. Photograph:  Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

Three people have been charged in Slovakia with the premeditated murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, whic(...)

 Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak (27) and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova (27) were shot dead in February. Photograph:  Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa

Slovak police have detained several suspects in the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, whose killing in (...)

Riders attend a rally for Russia’s motorcycle club Night Wolves in front of Russia’s embassy in Bratislava on July 27th, 2018. The pro-Kremlin motorcycle club opened its European base in Dolna Krupa, Slovakia. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty

Slovakia’s relations with Moscow and Kiev are under scrutiny after one of its deputies led a delegation to occupied Crimea and a notorious Russian nat(...)

People attend a protest rally in reaction to the murder of Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa

Martina Kusnirova planned to marry investigative journalist Jan Kuciak this weekend in her hometown in northeastern Slovakia, but instead Gregorovce w(...)

Newly appointed Slovak interior minister Denisa Sakova: said after being sworn in that she “will try to restore public trust in police that is currently missing”. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia’s president Andrej Kiska and anti-government protesters have criticised the appointment of a ruling party insider as interior minister, amid(...)

A demonstration comprising 35,000 protesters demand the resignation of Slovak police chief Tibor Gaspar. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia’s police chief Tibor Gaspar is to step down, handing a victory to protesters who have demanded his resignation since the still unsolved murde(...)

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