Manchester United’s new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger during pre-season. Photograph: EPA

Pep Guardiola has cast doubts over Bastian Schweinsteiger’s fitness by revealing the Manchester United midfielder has not been problem-free for three (...)

Military permits became a  requirement for  entering or leaving Limerick, and the Limerick Soviet of 1919 was set up in response.

The Limerick Soviet of 1919 became worldwide news because of the presence of an international press corps in the city to cover a transatlantic flight,(...)

Refugees who arrived in Germany by crossing the nearby Austrian border  at the X-Point Halle initial registration center of the German federal police  near Passau, Bavaria, Germany. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Bavarian’s conservative state government has come under fire for plans to erect deportation camps on its borders for refugees from Balkan states. (...)

The €150-a-month payment has been in effect since August 2013 and has a 73 per cent take-up rate. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA

Germany’s highest court has struck down a €150 monthly payment for parents who care for their children at home rather than place them in daycare. The(...)

A protester waves a Greek national flag during a pro European Union demonstration in Athens, as Greece approaches deadline on €1.6 billion debt. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

For historians, the standoff between Greece and its creditors is a case of deja vu all over again. A Greek default on loan repayments of €1.6 billion (...)

“The currency union will remain instable as long as it is not complemented with a banking, fiscal and economics union,” philosopher Juergen Habermas has written in German newspaper  the Süddeutsche Zeitung. File photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has accused Angela Merkel of undermining the European Union and its common currency by putting investor interests a(...)

David Cameron speaking at a press conference at the end of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has said he has yet to decide if ministers will have to quit his cabinet if they choose to back the No campaig(...)

A tent at the G7 protest camp in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Tobias Hase

G7 leaders have agreed to “decarbonise” their economies by the end of the century and to cut by 2050 global greenhouse gas emissions by the “upper en(...)

Some 20,000 officers were on duty, swamping the pretty corner of Bavaria. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

The Bavarian G7 summit won’t be remembered for its modest news value. But anyone looking in the future for an image of Angela Merkel at the peak of he(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel chats with US president Barack Obama at a G7 summit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Image 1:09

President Barack Obama has called on Athens to get “serious” about reforms and to show flexibility with its EU-International Monetary Fund creditors t(...)