President Michael D Higgins, in completing the first State visit to Britain to well-deserved acclamation has surpassed the high expectations se(...)

Dr Merkel visibly enjoyed announcing that  her defence minister Ursula von der Leyen is  the first woman to enter the last male holdout of German politics.  Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said Europe should expect no dramatic changes in EU policy in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s third term.Afte(...)

Leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party  Sigmar Gabriel (left) welcomes German chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union  Angela Merkel and federal chancellery minister Ronald Pofalla  at the SPD headquarters before coalition talks. Photograph:  Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Germany’s Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel has insisted that only countries that sign up to a European financial transaction tax should be entitl(...)

Late former US president Richard Nixon with his wife Pat and daughter   Tricia, resigning  on August 9th, 1974, in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Photograph: Reuters

Just hours after a national address promising “no whitewash” of Watergate, President Richard M Nixon privately urged his new attorney general not to (...)

Berthold Beitz

Berthold Beitz, who has died aged 99, was almost 40 before he joined Germany’s fabled steel company but, for the rest of his life, he was known to all(...)

On an April morning in 1943, the last 50,000 of Warsaw’s once thriving Jewish community decided to die with dignity.For three years they had been stri(...)