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(...)

Prince Andrew (54), has vehemently denied claims  of sexual abuse and Buckingham Palace has stated they are “false and without foundation”. File photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Sex abuse claims by a woman against the UK’s Duke of York will not be heard in a civil court case after a judge ruled against its inclusion in offic(...)

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In numbers: Workplace wellbeing 47 Percentage of Irish employers “providing facilities to promote physical activity or healthy diets” among their work(...)

 Businessman Jeffrey Epstein. Charities that have received money from Epstein said they  will decline to accept future donations from him in the wake of the recent allegations involving the financier and Prince Andrew. Photograph: Reuters

Charities that have received money from US financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept an(...)

Prince Andrew is attending the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/AP

Britain’s Prince Andrew has made his first public comment on allegations that he had sex with an underage girl, reiterating previous official denials (...)

 Buckingham Palace has strenuously denied any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors by Prince Andrew, after being named in US court papers. Photograph: Getty

Lawyers for a woman who claims she was made to have under-age sex with Prince Andrew have formally requested that he respond to her allegations under (...)

Prince Andrew is believed to have been on a ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland, as the latest reports of the controversy broke.  File photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has issued a second denial that the Duke of York had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him when(...)

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and other high-profile figures linked to a wealthy US businessman.   File Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prin(...)

 Prince Andrew, Duke of York. File Photograph:  Jonathan Buckmaster/Getty Images

A woman who claims an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged she was repeatedly for(...)

Prince Andrew attended a commemoration in 2003 in Kinsale in Co Cork to mark the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Kinsale. Photograph: Jonathan Buckmaster/Getty Images

The decision to invite members of the British royal family to centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising would only be appropriate in the c(...)