Independent MEP Luke Ming Flanagan urged incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker  to honour his commitment to  Ireland regarding bank debt. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

MEPs urge incoming European Commission president to honour commitment

Buildings damaged by a recent shelling are seen in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semenovka yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

Poroshenko encouraged to seek ‘mutual ceasefire’ and a peace plan

German chancellor Angela Merkel at a news conference in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

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Draft Bill backing principle of ESM covering legacy debt goes to Bundestag for approval

German chancellor Angela Merkel faces two challenges: to demand political clarification and intelligence concessions from US president Barack Obama, and to control a domestic political chorus that has built to a shrill crescendo. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

German chancellor faces challenge of demanding intelligence concessions from US

German fans at a public viewing  in Berlin. Photograph: EPA/Britta Pedersen

German fans run into the streets in their thousands to celebrate historic victory

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan speaks to journalists prior to a meeting of the Eurogroup  in Brussels yesterday. EPA/Julien Warnand

Minister for Finance rejects criticism of multinational deals as view of two MPs

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “If the reports are correct it would be a serious case”. Photograph Feng Li/Getty Images

German intelligence agent admits selling classified documents to CIA

Whistleblowers Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake testify at the Bundestag commission investigating the role of the NSA in Germany. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty

US ambassador summoned to foreign ministry over allegations

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