German prosecutors have charged a 91-year-old woman with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations she was a member of the Nazi SS who se(...)

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(...)

Emergency rescue service workers evacuate residents from flood waters in an inflatable boat in flood in Rhyl, north Wales. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters.

Hurricane-force winds cut transport and power in northern Britain and and blasted towards mainland Europe, as meteorologists warned Storm Xaver could (...)

The remains of the tower of one of the two twin windmills of Greetsiel, northern Germany. Photograph: Ingo Wagner/AP

Mainland Europe began a massive clear-up job on Tuesday after the previous evening’s storm, one of the most powerful in years, left at least 13 people(...)