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'Europe must do more to help refugees' according to the UNHCR

“Europe must do more to help refugees and migrants, dying of cold,” according to the UNHCR. As Europe is experiencing some of the lowest

“Europe must do more to help refugees and migrants, dying of cold,” according to the UNHCR. As Europe is experiencing some of the lowest

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30 missing in hotel buried by avalanche in Italy

A full-scale operation is underway after a hotel was buried by an avalanche on Wednesday. More than 20 guests and ten staff are missing at the Hotel Rigopiano in the village of Farindola. Rescuers say

A full-scale operation is underway after a hotel was buried by an avalanche on Wednesday. More than 20 guests and ten staff are missing at the Hotel Rigopiano in the village of Farindola. Rescuers say

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Record for hottest year broken once more in 2016

2016 was the hottest year on record – that is according to data compiled by NASA and the World Meteorological Organisation.

2016 was the hottest year on record – that is according to data compiled by NASA and the World Meteorological Organisation.

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Is Europe about to go dark?

A wave of cold is expected to bring sub-zero temperatures across the continent over the coming days and, with it, fears of electricity blackouts.

A wave of cold is expected to bring sub-zero temperatures across the continent over the coming days and, with it, fears of electricity blackouts.

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An icy Danube

Ice floats down the Danube river in the scenic capital of Budapest, Hungary on a sunny Thursday (12 January).

Ice floats down the Danube river in the scenic capital of Budapest, Hungary on a sunny Thursday (12 January).

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More than 70 deaths as extreme weather hits Europe

In some countries temperatures are at their lowest in more than 50 years, causing misery for residents and headaches for authorities

In some countries temperatures are at their lowest in more than 50 years, causing misery for residents and headaches for authorities

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Struggling to care: hospitals in crisis across Europe

Cold weather, a flu epidemic and overcrowding are among the causes that have plunged hospitals in several European countries into a care crisis.

Cold weather, a flu epidemic and overcrowding are among the causes that have plunged hospitals in several European countries into a care crisis.

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Icicles on Kosovo power plant cooling towers

A spokesperson for Kosovo’s energy corporation has said a power plant in Obiliq is running near to full capacity despite reports of power blackouts.

A spokesperson for Kosovo’s energy corporation has said a power plant in Obiliq is running near to full capacity despite reports of power blackouts.

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Athens covered in snow

A cold spell sweeping Greece reaches Athens, covering the capital city and its ancient monuments in snow, and causing temperatures to plunge.

A cold spell sweeping Greece reaches Athens, covering the capital city and its ancient monuments in snow, and causing temperatures to plunge.

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Refugees freezing in snow-hit Greece 'because of lack of EU solidarity'

Refugees are being forced to live in freezing, snow-covered camps in Greece because EU states have failed to take in their share of asylum seekers, it’s been…

Refugees are being forced to live in freezing, snow-covered camps in Greece because EU states have failed to take in their share of asylum seekers, it’s been…

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Migrants battle cold in Serbia and Hungary

Around 1,500 migrants from Asia and the Middle East found sheltering in abandoned warehouses in Belgrade in order to survive a cold snap which on Monday (January 9) brought night-time temperatures to

Around 1,500 migrants from Asia and the Middle East found sheltering in abandoned warehouses in Belgrade in order to survive a cold snap which on Monday (January 9) brought night-time temperatures to

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Polar conditions in Bosnian capital Sarajevo

Extreme cold weather continued in Sarajevo on Sunday, with temperatures plunging to -22 degrees Celsius (-7.

Extreme cold weather continued in Sarajevo on Sunday, with temperatures plunging to -22 degrees Celsius (-7.

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Watch: Stranded swimmers take a dip in the snow

A team of stranded US athletes have refused to let the poor weather dampen their spirits… by swimming in the snow!

A team of stranded US athletes have refused to let the poor weather dampen their spirits… by swimming in the snow!

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Glacial conditions cause death and disruption in Europe

Heavy snow storms and glacial weather across a large area of Europe have brought unusual landscapes to some Mediterranean countries and caused disruption, hardship and…

Heavy snow storms and glacial weather across a large area of Europe have brought unusual landscapes to some Mediterranean countries and caused disruption, hardship and…

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Heavy snowfall in Bosnia and Kosovo

A cold snap and showers have hit much of central and eastern Europe in the last few days, including much of the Balkans.

A cold snap and showers have hit much of central and eastern Europe in the last few days, including much of the Balkans.

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Europe shivers in New Year big freeze

Severe weather has swept across Europe, with bone-chilling temperatures and storm damage by the sea.

Severe weather has swept across Europe, with bone-chilling temperatures and storm damage by the sea.

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Thick smog shrouds cities in China

Beijing and other cities across northern and central China were shrouded in thick smog Monday and Tuesday prompting authorities to delay dozens of flights and close…

Beijing and other cities across northern and central China were shrouded in thick smog Monday and Tuesday prompting authorities to delay dozens of flights and close…

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Storms ease along US East coast

The clear-up has begun in Alabama and along the US East coast following severe storms which left five people dead.

The clear-up has begun in Alabama and along the US East coast following severe storms which left five people dead.