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 1:25

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(...)

Mark Nash pictured in 1998. File Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin Mark Nash pictured in 1998. File Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin

The jury foreman in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women eighteen years ago, has been excused.The jury of seven men and five women in the(...)

Hilde Michnia is suspected of forcing prisoners on an evacuation march in 1945

Up six steps from the front door, Hilde Michnia’s brown apartment door is decorated with a garland of white polyester roses. A black strip, reading “2(...)

1960: Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in Rome’s  Trevi Fountain during the shooting of Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/File photo

Anita Ekberg, the Swedish actress who gained global fame dancing in Rome’s Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, has died aged 83.T(...)

The presidential suite at Dublin’s Marker Hotel

Presidential Suite, The Marker Hotel, Dublin At 129sq m it’s about the size of a typical family home, spread across two bedrooms, with an entra(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

PSNI handout photo of Caroline Graham, who disappeared in 1989. Photograph: PSNI via PA Wire

Police in Northern Ireland investigating the murder of a teenager who disappeared in 1989 have arrested a 53-year-old man.Caroline Graham had been liv(...)