Frank Schirrmacher, who has died aged 54, was a co-publisher of one of Germany’s most respected newspapers, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), (...)

Roddy Doyle signed the appeal, which will be carried in 27 newspapers worldwide

Five Nobel literature laureates are among 560 international writers who today have put their names to an appeal, “A stand for democracy in the digital(...)

 Christian Democrats (CDU) leader Angela Merkel with German Social Democrats (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel (left) and chairman of the Bavarian Christian Democrats (CSU) Horst Seehofer after they signed the three-party coalition pact yesterday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

More than two months after the German general elections, Angela Merkel’s CDU party has reached an agreement to form a coalition government with the So(...)

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, who has died aged 93, operated at the heart of European culture for more than half a century. The most influential literary crit(...)

Germany’s famous literature critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki delivering a speech during a Berlin commemoration service on International Holocaust Memorial Day last year. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, the doyen of German literary criticism for half a century, has died aged 93.He presided over the literary pages of the Frankfur(...)