EU leaders meeting in Prague wrestled to come up with a plan to tackle soaring energy costs as they struggle with the fallout from Russia's war on Ukraine.
Italian election winner Giorgia Meloni may at first glance have much in common with the ultra-conservative governments in Poland and Hungary, but experts say any alliance could soon run into limits
European electricity prices have soared to new records, presaging a bitter winter as Russia's invasion of Ukraine inflicts economic pain across the continent.
Leaders from dozens of countries and international organisations will gather in Switzerland next week to discuss rebuilding Ukraine, with the aim of providing a "Marshall Plan" for the war-ravaged country
Situated some 1,000 miles from Moscow, the Russian outpost of Kaliningrad has been drawn into the war in Ukraine, after Lithuania said it would no longer act as a conduit for sanctioned goods arriving in the territory from the motherland
President Vladimir Putin has warned "unfriendly" countries, including all EU members, they will be cut off from Russian gas unless they open an account in rubles to pay for deliveries
Besieging cities, shelling civilian infrastructure and arranging "safe corridors": the tactics used by Russia in its war on Ukraine mirror those it tested and fine-tuned to drain resistance in Syria's conflict