Tornados of the German air force’s reconnaissance squadron 51. From next month German Tornados will fly reconnaissance missions over Isis strongholds. Photograph: Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP

Germany has begun preparations to deploy 1,200 soldiers and provide technical assistance for the international alliance against so-called Islamic Stat(...)

Bugatti has confirmed its next hypercar will be called the Chiron, after the 1920s Grand Prix driver

Bugatti will reach back into its history for the name of its Veyron replacement, slated to debut at next March’s Geneva motor show. The Franco-German(...)

Penguins swim in their enclosure in  Dortmund zoo on Tuesday. A police spokesman said the zoo found one Humboldt penguin dead in the flamingo cage on Monday morning and two others gone. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/dpa via AP

One penguin is dead and two others are missing at Dortmund zoo as police in Germany said they are investigating a possible string of crimes. One Hu(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: the ECB is expected to make an interest rate announcement. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European shares rose on Monday, boosted by expectations of more help from the European Central Bank, which weakened the euro and helped carmake(...)

Claire Moran: ‘Integration is no walk in the park and building friendships with locals takes time and effort.’

Swiss Autumn is alive. The colours and tastes of the season are pure magic. From cold foggy mornings to toasty sunny afternoons; from fresh p(...)

Fionnuala Zinnecker (second from left) helps participants to peel apples for a tart.

Germany is now Ireland’s fourth-largest market for food and drink exports, and the international reputation of the quality of Irish ingredie(...)

Frank Franz is a ‘Nipster’ poster boy, a young father of three plastered across social media

Visit the Instagram page of Frank Franz and you encounter an image-conscious man with an interest in smart suits, selfies and sunsets. Less o(...)

EU Council president Donald Tusk arrives for the start of the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Etienne Laurent/EPA

The European Commission is to draw up plans for a new resettlement scheme for refugees arriving in Turkey, after German chancellor Angela Mer(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and French president François Hollande at the summit meeting  at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/AFP/Getty Images

The EU-Turkey agreement signed on Sunday represents one of the most significant political engagements by the European Union with Turkey for d(...)

Donald Trump was the favourite of 31 per cent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Friday. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the property mogul’s bigg(...)