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  • Armenians protest in the capital against their government's handling of Azerbaijan’s offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh.

    Thousands protest in Armenia in wake of ceasefire deal

  • A view of Skopje in Macedonia in November 2020.

    Europe has credible plan to reach air quality targets, top EU lawmaker says, after revelations about toxic pollution

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      Business: pound falls ahead of crunch Bank of England interest rate decision

    • Technology
      AI-focused tech firms locked in ‘race to the bottom’, warns MIT professor

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      UK politics: Rishi Sunak insists UK can meet climate targets despite widespread condemnation after net zero policy U-turn

    • Germany
      Don’t cut British shows from streaming platforms in Europe, say MEPs

    • France
      Government defends arrest of teen in classroom over transgender bullying claims

    • Opera
      Actor, 82, furious with critic for saying she looked a fright on first night

Europe in focus

  • Pollution in Po Valley

    ‘Impossible to live like this’
    Italy’s Po Valley blighted by air pollution among worst in Europe

  • Delivery workers ride bikes and motorbikes through the streets of Dublin calling for more safety at work in the face of a history of violence committed by local teenagers in Ireland against riders, such as the recent case of Bolivian riders attacked in Temple Ba

    ‘It’s almost every day’
    Foreign delivery riders face gang attacks in Dublin

    Assaults and robberies escalated during pandemic and have continued as ‘shared space of the city is fought over’
  • Montage including Ursula von der Leyen, Antoine Dupont, Loreen, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Emmanuel Macron, migrants sheltering in an aid camp, Spanish female footballers, firefighters, Joana Mallwitz

    Guardian Europe: a new venture for our times

    Katharine Viner
    Join us as the Guardian launches a Europe digital edition to provide broader coverage for our growing European audience

Ukraine invasion

  • Denis Nikitin flanked by two armed bodyguards in Kyiv.

    Ukraine’s awkward allies
    The far-right Russians fighting on Kyiv’s side

  • Firefighters work at the site of a damaged building  in Kharkiv.

    Russia-Ukraine war: Poland will no longer send weapons to Kyiv amid grain row; Russia claims it has downed 22 drones overnight

  • Zelenskiy arrives at the United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City on 19 September 2023.


    Volodymyr Zelenskiy
    Ukraine president says only way to ensure peace is fundamental UN reform

  • Nathalie Tocci

    War in Ukraine is revealing a new global order – and the ‘power south’ is the winner

    Nathalie Tocci


  • Doolaard with some wooden planks on sawhorses in the snow with mountains in the background

    ‘Why are 500,000 people watching paint dry?’
    The man behind YouTube’s DIY sensation

    Martijn Doolaard has released 83 videos documenting his restoration of an Alpine cabin. They are slow, quiet, uneventful – and hugely successful. He explains his secret
  • A riot of colour … Małgorzata Mirga-Tas in her studio in Szaflary, Poland.

    ‘When you say you are Roma, you have to work twice as hard’
    Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, outsider at the heart of Polish art

  • Construction on site (Aufbau Vor Ort) by Frank Ruddigkeit, 1982

    Underground art
    Germany’s buried trove of cold war paintings

    Inside the former Wismut mining company in Germany are thousands of artworks, painted while the company secretly mined uranium for Soviet atomic bombs
  • Ncuti Gatwa as Eric in the fourth season of Sex Education.

    Sex Education final season review
    One long list of frustrations

    In this farewell series, the glorious horny teenagers we knew and loved have become earnest bores who use therapy speak and exist mainly to tick boxes. What a mood killer
    • A rocket launches from Esrange Space Center

      Eyes on the stellar prize
      Hidden in the Arctic, Sweden is quietly winning Europe’s next big space race

    • TSC Backa Topola fans back their team during last month’s Champions League qualifier at Sporting Braga.

      Orban extends reach across border to make TSC a football power

    • Palestinian children throwing stones at an Israeli tank in the West Bank in 2003.

      ‘A hidden universe of suffering’
      The Palestinian children sent to jail

    • Man sitting in a tiny shop crowded with a TV and cassette players and music cassettes on shelves lining the walls.

      ‘The love for music is still there’
      Saving the sounds of Afghanistan one cassette at a time

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  • The Paris Cafe festival, France, May 2023

    Europe is beating its addiction to plastics. Why is the US so far behind?

    Alexander Hurst
  • Andrew Tate, handcuffed and escorted by police, outside a courthouse in Bucharest.

    ‘Eat your broccoli and don’t listen to Andrew Tate’: fighting misogyny is now part of everyday parenting

    Isabel Choat
    Pushing back against malignant influences is now part of everyday parenting, but the conversation needs to go on outside the home
  • Shelf of lads' mags in a shop.

    The 2000s lad culture that Russell Brand epitomised wasn’t funny then. It looks even more hideous with hindsight

    Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
    Young women who challenged the swirling misogyny were bullied and harassed – it’s high time we listened to the victims of that era
    • People stand around watching buildings being destroyed by a large fire.

      Events in Sudan are a scar on humanity. The UN security council must intervene

      Adama Dieng
    • MEPs voting in the European parliament in Strasbourg, France, 12 September 2023

      Europe talks to itself in many languages. That’s why English is vital to its democracy

      Timothy Garton Ash
    • Zoe Williams

      Liz Truss’s comeback defies all belief – until you understand the rotten forces making it possible

      Zoe Williams
  • Ireland’s Johnny Sexton in training

    Rugby World Cup
    ‘Ridiculous’ Sexton an inspiration as South Africa loom for Irish

  • Jude Bellingham celebrates his stoppage-time winner

    Champions League
    Bellingham is Real Madrid’s late hero again

    • Spain players gather

      All but two Spain players end boycott after ‘profound changes’ promised

    • Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi reacts during the first half of Wednesday night’s match at DRV PNK Stadium.

      Messi and Alba exit early with injuries in Inter Miami win

    • Angel Yin takes a selfie with her US teammates, captain Stacy Lewis and her husband and daughter in the buildup to the tournament in Spain.

      US captain Lewis wanted Solheim and Ryder Cups to be promoted together

    • Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal pose before their quarter-final at the 2022 French Open

      Nadal concedes Djokovic is ‘best in history’ in terms of numbers

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  • Michele Lamaro makes a break to score Italy's second try during the World Cup match against Uruguay

    Italy 38-17 Uruguay
    Lamaro try sparks comeback win for Azzurri

  • England's Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith in training

    Smith set to start at full-back as Farrell returns

  • Left to right: South Africa fan Sanda Mpanza, Romania fans Adela Stratila and Ada Todoran, Chile fan Diego Segrin

    ‘The atmosphere is just electric’
    How fans are finding the World Cup so far

  • Thomas Ramos kicks at goal against New Zealand

    Organisers delighted with TV viewing figures

Climate crisis

  • A map of Europe showing air pollution across the continent

    Almost everyone in Europe is breathing toxic air

  • Smoky pollution over a map of Europe

    Europe’s pollution divide
    See how your area compares

  • Climate protest in New York where UN summit focused on climate crisis.

    Humanity has ‘opened gates to hell’ over climate, chief warns

  • ‘A turning point for me when it came to having faith in politicians’ … David Attenborough speaks at day two of the Cop26 summit in Glasgow.

    David Attenborough
    Cop 26 speech had no impact, says top conservationist

Around the world

  • Women walk past India's new parliament in New Delhi, India.

    Lower house votes to reserve a third of seats for women

    Proposed law intends to improve representation in a parliament where women hold only a little over 13% of seats
  • Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

    Middle East
    Saudi Arabia ‘getting closer’ to normalising relations with Israel, crown prince says

  • Logos of various social media apps, including 'X' (formerly known as Twitter).

    Platform ranks worst in climate change misinformation report

  • General view of Royal Darwin hospital

    Death of Indigenous mental health patient in Darwin hospital due to ‘litany of failures’, inquest told

    • US
      Family sues Google after Maps allegedly directed father off collapsed US bridge

    • Thailand
      King's estranged son says discussion of the monarchy should be allowed

    • Merrick Garland
      Attorney general faces down Republican attacks over Hunter Biden inquiry

    • Australia
      Sri Lankan cricketer accused of rape had plenty of opportunity to engage in ‘stealthing’, Sydney court hears

    • Yemen
      Southern leaders say ‘bad’ peace deal cannot be imposed

    • Rishi Sunak
      UK PM announces U-turn on key green targets


  • Raising the game on cat videos … Cats of Malta.

    Cats of Malta review
    Purr-inducing documentary aims to encourage compassion

  • AI is able to identify anyone whose photo and name has ever appeared on the internet.

    Your Face Belongs to Us by Kashmir Hill review – nowhere to hide

    From stalkers to authoritarian states, the use and abuse of facial recognition tech
  • Writers Guild Of America Strikes Continues As Negotiations Set To Resume This Week<br>LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 18: Strike captain SAG-AFTRA member Cari Ciotti (C) looks on as striking WGA (Writers Guild of America) members picket with striking SAG-AFTRA members outside Paramount Studios on September 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. The Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) are set to meet for a new round of contract talks this week in the four-months long writers strike. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Hollywood writers’ strikes
    Fresh talks with studios raise hopes of end to standoff

    Writers and producers reportedly closer to reaching a deal after dispute that has disrupted film and TV production for nearly five months
    • Wolf travels to Cornwall to try and better understand his grantmother’s gift.

      Book of the day
      The Variations by Patrick Langley review – hearing the voices of the dead

    • Grünbaum gazes into the camera as he rests his chin on his hand

      Egon Schiele
      Art to be returned to heirs of Jewish cabaret star killed by Nazis

    • Chris Packham with the effect of oil running down his face

      Chris Packham: Is It Time to Break the Law?
      The bravest, most anguished TV of the year

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  • Fendi model

    Timeless elegance back in style as Fendi launches Milan fashion week

  • Lucy Ferguson dressed as a goat holds up a placard outside the show space at London fashion week in a protest by Peta about animal suffering in cashmere production.

    ‘We managed to draw quite a crowd’
    A brief history of protest at fashion weeks

    This year activists demonstrated against the use of cashmere and leather, but fashion is fertile ground for protests, as Katharine Hamnett proved 40 years ago when she shocked Margaret Thatcher with an anti-cruise missile T-shirt
  • Woman breastfeeding a baby

    Brain circuit behind release of milk at baby’s cries uncovered

    Scientists find continuous crying by mouse pups triggers release of oxytocin, which controls milk-release response
    • G2 dreams illustration by Shonagh Rae

      The sleep secret
      How lucid dreams can make us fitter, more creative and less anxious

    • ‘Nearly everyone in the room stood up and sang what seemed like every word’ … Frank Sinatra on stage in  1967.

      A moment that changed me
      I played My Way to people with dementia. The effect – the sheer clarity – was like magic

    • Illustration of catwalk models outlined by the colours of the French and Italian flags

      Paris v Milan
      Let battle commence for Europe’s fashion capital crown

  • Science Weekly
    The mystery of Europe’s heat death hotspot – podcast

  • Today in Focus
    Rishi Sunak’s net zero U-turn

  • Football Weekly
    Newcastle dig deep, relentless City and a goalscoring keeper – Football Weekly

  • Homelessness
    From the archive: The invisible city: how a homeless man built a life underground – podcast

  • Today in Focus
    The destruction of Derna

  • Science
    Will our bees survive the Asian hornet invasion? – podcast

  • Comfort Eating with Grace Dent
    Comfort Eating with Grace Dent is coming back

Real People.
Untold Stories.

Real People.

Untold Stories.

A curated selection of short films from Europe and beyond

Take part

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    What would you like to see in the Guardian’s coverage of Europe?

  • What is the best way to split up?

    Have you been through an amicable breakup?

  • A young man talking and gesticulating with his hands

    Tell us about your accent
    What does it mean to you?

  • In this photo provided by the Greek Prime Minister's Office, floodwaters cover a plain, in Thessaly region, on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. Severe rainstorms eased but floodwaters were still rising in parts of central Greece Friday, while fire department and military helicopters were plucking people from villages inundated by tons of water and mud that have left several people dead and others missing and many people clinging to the roofs of their homes, appealing for rescue. (Dimitris Papamitsos/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)

    People in Thessaly
    How have you been affected by storm Daniel?

From our global editions

  • Rescue workers in masks and plastic protective clothing

    ‘The waters carried him away’
    Derna families mourn for those lost to flood

  • ‘I knew I would probably never see that bike again’ … Rosie Wetherhill.

    Life in bike theft Britain
    ‘Afterwards, I couldn’t face going outside’

    It is a crime that can leave victims financially and emotionally crushed - yet is very rarely solved by police. Is anything being done to stop it?
  • Jordan Van Den Berg

    Dire rental properties getting you down?
    Sometimes it’s better to laugh than cry

    People depressed by Australia’s housing crisis can now share their complaints on Jordan van den Berg’s ‘shit rentals’ website – and potentially shame real estate agents into action
    • Rumble logo

      What is Rumble, the video-sharing platform ‘immune to cancel culture’?

    • Matilda sailing her 'ocean brain'

      'ADHD-people, not people with ADHD'
      ADHD has become an identity, not just a disorder. We need a new way to talk about it

    • Cda India Security, Surrey, Canada - 18 Sep 2023<br>Mandatory Credit: Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock (14108201f) A flock of birds flies past as Moninder Singh, front right, a spokesperson for the British Columbia Gurdwaras Council (BCGC), waits to speak to reporters outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 18, 2023, where temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down in his vehicle while leaving the temple parking lot in June. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian intelligence services are investigating "credible" information about "a potential link" between the government of India and the murder of B.C. Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Cda India Security, Surrey, Canada - 18 Sep 2023

      ‘His spirit is still among us’
      Sikhs defiant in city where activist was murdered

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  • Protesters in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, chanted anti-Russia slogans on Tuesday

    Nagorno-Karabakh events show Russia’s grip on its old backyard is slipping

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    How do names go extinct – and get reborn?

  • Keir Starmer Arrives In Paris For Meeting With President Macron<br>PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 18: U.K. Labour Party leader Keir Starmer arrives at the Gare du Nord in Paris with Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves (R) and Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy (L) ahead of his bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on September 18, 2023 in Paris, France. Fresh from his weekend trip to Montreal to meet with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Labour Party leader and French President Macron are expected to discuss people trafficking and the arrival across the channel of hundreds of migrants in small boats. Starmer recently launched his domestic policy for an anti-terror-style crackdown on people smugglers trafficking people to the UK. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

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In pictures

  • Uniformed officers parade carrying puppies in green packs

    Wednesday’s best photos
    Puppies on parade and the Asian Games

    The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world
  • Demonstrators gather at the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

    Skyjackings, strikes and political strife
    50 years of Europe in photos, part one

  • FASHION-BRITAIN-JW ANDERSON<br>Models present creations for British fashion label JW Anderson during the catwalk presentation for their Spring/Summer 2024 collection, during London Fashion Week in London, on September 16, 2023. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP) (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images)

    London fashion week
    Spring/summer 2024: key shows

  • Novices use fans in martial arts in front of an elaborate golden statue

    Sisters of no mercy
    Kathmandu’s kung fu nuns

  • World Trade Center, NYC, 2019

    Shady moments
    New York street life

  • Vanessa AKA Chingona, wearing large gold hoop earrings and with tattoos on her arms, looks out of her open car window

    How low can you go?
    Cars and Chicano culture

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