Armed police outside the stadium in Hanover in front of a board announcing the cancellation of the Germany-Netherlands  soccer match due to a security threat on November 17th. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Islamist terrorists planned to detonate three bombs at Tuesday’s Germany-Netherlands friendly soccer match in Hanover, according to a report based o(...)

Police and ambulance vans parked near the apartment being targeted by police in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

The Belgian jihadist suspected of masterminding the Paris terror atrocities was reportedly killed when police stormed a flat in the north of the city,(...)

Special intervention forces  in Molenbeek, Brussels:   A Volkswagen Golf found in the neighbourhood is  believed to have belonged to a man named locally as  Mohamed Amri. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

Belgium raised its terrorist alert to three yesterday and an international soccer match was cancelled, as searches continued in Belgium, Germany and (...)

German interior minister Thomas de Maizière: ““I ask the media to trust me on this. We did this for the right reasons.” Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty

Hours after a large-scale anti-terror operation in the western city of Aachen, German nerves were back on edge after the cancellation of a soccer mat(...)

Marie Greene’s mother, Winnie Greene, her nephew Peter McDonagh, and sister, Teresa Greene, at the Central Criminal Court after Jimmy Devaney was sentenced to eight years in prison. Photograph: Collins

A retired member of the defence forces has been jailed for eight years at the Central Criminal Court for killing a woman whose body was found in a bog(...)

Gary Kelly celebrates after scoring for Ireland against Germany in Hanover in 1994, the only occasion that Ireland have  beaten  holders of world cup. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Happens more often than you’d think, this sort of fixture. Not Ireland v Germany specifically, more Ireland v the like of Germany. Or to put more f(...)

A local trader throws sweets to parade onlookers before the 714th annual Stoppelmarkt, northern Germany’s biggest fair in the town of Vechta, a stronghold for Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union: Photograph: Derek Scally

It’s easy to make fun of the Oldenburger Münsterland if you’ve never visited this vast open space in northwest Germany, where the August corn stands a(...)

Oskar Groening, former Nazi SS officer dubbed the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz”, sits between his lawyers in the courtroom during the verdict of his trial in Lueneburg. Photograph: Axel Heimken/Reuters

A 94-year-old German man who worked as a bookkeeper at the Auschwitz death camp was convicted on Wednesday of being an accessory to the murder of 300,(...)

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pass the Brandenburg Gate during the British monarch’s visit to Berlin. Photograph: Stephanie Pilick/EPA

For decades, British visitors to Germany followed Basil Fawlty’s example and used every opportunity to not mention the war – by mentioning the war. Wh(...)

Mark Nash (42), who has last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997. File photograph: Collins Courts

A murder trial jury on Wednesday heard there were no written cleaning procedures for laboratories in 1997.Mark Nash (42), who has last addresses at P(...)