Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early on Monday. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action
A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium.
A night time view of Europe made possible by the iday-night bandi of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is seen in a global composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland on Wednesday
A handout photograph made available by the European Commission shows Jean-Claude Juncker and David Cameron giving each other a high five.
Lightning is pictured over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said on Tuesday
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An unwell immigrant lies down at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron’s base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour. A group of 130 Sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued by the AFM south of the Maltese islands when their boat ran into difficulties, according to army sources.
Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project day, in Berlin.
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s energy and economy minister, gives a statement in Berlin. The German government expects growth to pick up sharply this year and next, driven largely by domestic demand, Mr Gabriel said.
A road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, is almost entirely submerged in water from the Adour river
A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.
Commuters cast long shadows as they walk along Lisbon’s Comercio square during a partial strike by the city’s subway workers. The strikers are protesting against salary cuts and other austerity measures linked to Portugal’s 2014 national budget.
US golfer Tiger Woods hits a shot on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on Tuesday, during an event to promote the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends a blessing ceremony for the new season in the Athens parliament
A three-metre deep underwater tunnel allows visitors to watch fish in a lake at Madra, Czech Republic. Sturgeon, carp, catfish, perch, tench, eel and trout can be viewed from the eight-metre transparent tube, located 70km southeast of Brno, South Moravia.
A woman walks past anti-Google graffiti in central Athens, Greece on Tuesday.
The “Cipotegato”, a hooded character dressed as a harlequin, waits to be pelted with tomatoes after running through the streets of Tarazona, Spain on Tuesday in an event that starts the town’s annual festival that derives from the 18th century tradition of giving a prisoner from the local prison the chance to escape
A woman holds toilet paper outside a public convenience near the Roman Catholic church during celebrations of the Assumption of Mary in Cacica, northern Romania on Thursday. The church, famous for it’s Black Madonna icon, was built by members of the Polish community and completed in 1904. In 2000, it was awarded the title of Basilica Minor by the late Pope John Paul II
Members of the European parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg on Thursday.