Alexis Tsipras to step down as leader of Greece

Alexis Tsipras has announced he will step down as Prime Minister of Greece, with elections to be held on September 20th.

Suspected Russian missile fragments located at MH17 crash site

MH17 A mobile Buk surface-to-air missile launcher, similar to that believed to have been used in the incident
Suspected Russian missile fragments have been retrieved from the MH17 crash site as their authenticity is disputed by Russia.

Hungary stops migrants from Serbia with 100 mile fence

hungary Razor Wire borer with serbia
Hungary is building a 100 mile razor wire fence along its border with Serbia in an attempt to stop a flow of refugees.

Europe moves toward a unified migrants policy, but divisions remain

Migrants in Sicily
The European Commission has approved funding to help members deal with the influx of migrants, but member states fear not enough is being done.

Russia vetoes UN investigation into MH17 crash

Malaysian Airlines MH17 wreckage
Russia has vetoed a UN resolution calling for an international tribunal into the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, to widespread international condemnation.

Tunnel trouble: Man dies as thousands attempt Channel Tunnel crossing

A man has died after over 1500 migrants attempted to sneak into restricted Channel Tunnel areas to get to Britain this week. Both the French and British governments are scrambling to secure the entrance at Calais, while both have been pointing the finger at one another.

Syriza divided over new EU bailout

Alexis Tsipras greece prime minister Syriza
Alexis Tsipras is battling his own party, Syriza, to pass an austerity package in return for EU funds.

ECHR rules in favour of Italian same-sex couples

ECHR rules in favour of same-sex couples in Italy
The European Court of Human Rights has back same-sex couples in Italy, finding their lack of recognition to be a violation of their human rights.

Spending Review 2015: Osborne aims for “a country that lives within its means”

George Osborne spending review 2015
George Osborne announces an ambitious £20 billion in savings by 2020 in the 2015 spending review.

Decrypting the Investigatory Powers Bill: What’s at stake?

Theresa May investigatory powers bill 2015
The U.K. government is seeking to ban encrypted data, with the Investigatory Powers Bill, formerly known as the Snooper's Charter but what effect could it have on popular online services?