German writerJenny Erpenbeck. Photograph:  Andree/ullstein bild via Getty

Readers and book stores everywhere will be excited by the 160-title strong announcement of the 2016 long list for the Dublin International Literary(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel giving a press conference following their meeting in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/EPA

Binyamin Netanyahu has met US secretary of state John Kerry in Berlin amid a continuing storm of criticism over remarks by the Israeli prime minister (...)

Adolf Hitler talking to Grand Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini in 1941. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was forced to issue a clarification, after his comments that a Muslim cleric from Palestine persuaded Adolf (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews,” he told the Zionist Congress. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has provoked huge controversy, hours before a visit to Germany, by saying the former Muslim elder in Jeru(...)

A sea of steel helmets before the Feldherrnhalle in Munich, November 8th, 1935, where thousands of recruits gathered to swear an oath of fealty to Germany’s new army flag, which bore the Nazi swastika. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Munich police have come under fire for allowing an anti-Islamic group to hold a rally – and deliver a Nazi-glorifying speech – at the site where Adolf(...)

A view of Bavaria’s famous fairytale castle Neuschwanstein brought the highest price of €100,000 at the auction on Saturday. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

Fourteen watercolours and drawings by Adolf Hitler have fetched a total of €391,000 at a controversial auction in Nuremberg. A view of Bavaria’s famou(...)

 A sketch artist rendition of the scene inside the John J Moakley Federal Courthouse of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (left) and cousin Naida Suleimanov (right) with an interpreter during thesentencing of Tsarnaev’s trial. Image: Jane Flavell Collins/EPA

Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and prominent opponent of the death penalty, testified on Monday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had expressed sympa(...)

Trümmerfrauen: women clear rubble and recycle bricks outside the Reichstag, in Berlin, after the end of the second World War. Photograph: Ullstein/Getty

On a sunny Tuesday morning in Berlin I’m doing seated gymanstics with a group of women to the swelling melodies of Johann Strauss. Most are in their 8(...)

Ukrainian cadets in full voice as they participate in a patriotic forum “Two Generations – Two Wars” at the Museum of Great Patriotic War in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Reuters

As warplanes roared over Red Square in rehearsal for tomorrow’s Russian celebration of 70 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany, Ukrainians in Kie(...)

Poland’s prime minister Ewa Kopacz meets UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in Gdansk in advance of commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the second World War in Europe. Photograph: Adam Warzawa/EPA
VE Day commemorations

Poland’s president Bronislaw Komorowski is leading international commemorations today marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the second World War,(...)