Ben Atreu Flegel of Germany looks out to the sea at a memorial ten years after for German survivors of the 2004 tsunami, and family and loved ones of those who died, on the tenth anniversary of the  tsunami on the beach at Khao Lak, southern Thailand today. Mr Atreu Flegel was in the tsunami and lost his grandmother.  Photograph: EPA 2:00

Beachside memorials and religious services have been held across Asia to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a q(...)

President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

On the Western Front on December 24th 1914, thousands of soldiers from the British Expeditionary Forces, which included men from all parts of the i(...)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Tuesday it was “critical that we continue to promote universal participation in the (treaty), by encouraging all states, particularly major arms exporters and importers, to join”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A global arms trade treaty that aims to regulate the $85 billion (€70 billion) industry and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers a(...)

Fr Ned Dowling, who served as a Catholic chaplain with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers throughout the first World War.

Just a few months after leaving a prestigious job as a professor in St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, 28-year-old Fr Ned Dowling slept on a bed of straw(...)

Commerzbank’s equity stood at €27.6 billion as of September 30th, of which €20.2 billion resided in its core bank

Commerzbank boss Martin Blessing has restored the German lender to health but it is unlikely to meet ambitious 2016 turnaround targets as it faces to(...)

 A Brazil fan   after watching his side beingbeaten   7-1 by Germany in the World Cupsemi-final  at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

‘It’ll be fine,’ he said. ‘My team-mates have got it covered,’ he said. ‘I have full faith in them,’ he said.Poor Neymar, how wrong he was. Days after(...)

Seagate’s spending put it in 126th place out of the top 2,500 companies in the world in the annual survey by the European Commission. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A survey has found that Seagate Technology, an American data storage company, is the single biggest investor in research and development (R&D) in(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce of the first World War in  December 1914. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Last April, UEFA announced that they had invited the heads of state of Germany, France, Belgium, Britain, Ireland and Italy to a commemorative event t(...)

Angela Merkel: “I am no judge or criminal investigator, I can only rule out that the federal government has ever made laws that insinuate that anything like that can be done.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that her government has never acted in a way that would encourage tax optimisation by companies operating in Germany(...)