Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in 2009. File photograph: Reuters/Foto-Team-Mueller 1:07

German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from(...)

 Armed Belgian police officers guard the building of the Federal Parquet in Brussels, Belgium, on  January 16th, 2015. Thirteen people were detained in 12 anti-terrorism raids in the Belgian city of Verviers. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Dozens of suspected terrorists were arrested by police across northern Europe yesterday as part of a crackdown on jihadism, as Belgian authorities (...)

Belgian police  patrol  in Verviers Eastern Belgium on Friday, the day after an anti-terrorist operation. Two people died and one was injured in a police anti-terrorism operation in the city against a suspected jihadist cell. Photograph: EPA 1:21

Belgian, French and German police interrogated dozens of Islamist suspects on Friday as much of Europe remained on heightened security alert after las(...)

 A soccer fan is tackled by riot police. Photograph: Philippe Laurenson/Reuters

Violence at soccer stadiums in Germany’s top two divisions rose sharply in the 2013/14 season compared to the previous year, a police report has show(...)

The scene where an Irish man was knocked down and killed on a motorway near Düren, Germany after allegedly stabbing three people in an attack early Monday morning. Photograph: (C) WDR Enda McLaughlin, Carndonagh: Police are waiting for fingerprint information from Ireland before officially identifying the knife man.  Photograph: NW Newspix

German police say they are “99 per cent sure” a man linked to three stabbings in Germany was Irish man Enda McLaughlin (27) from Cardonagh, Co Donegal(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with former  agriculture minister Hans-Peter Friedrich, whom she fired  last Friday after he admitted telling the Social Democratic Party – but not her – last year that one of its MPs had been named in a swoop on a Canadian child pornography ring. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

German chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the first crisis of her third term with her(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen disembarking from  one of the Airbus A319s. Photograph: Getty

German police are investigating how a nearly naked bodybuilder managed board an empty government jet used by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Wearing only un(...)

US president Barack Obama has insisted his intelligence services are “not rifling through emails” or eavesdropping on phone calls of ordinary citizens(...)

The Nazis murdered some 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, at Auschwitz, near the Polish village of Oswiecim. Photograph: Getty Images

German police yesterday arrested a suspected former guard at the Auschwitz death camp named by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre as Hans Lipschis. Pr(...)

From left: Angelika Lex, Reinhard Schoen, Sebastian Scharmer and Stephan Lucas, lawyers and joint plaintiff for the relatives victims of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground address a news conference in Munich yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters/Michael Dalder

If it wasn’t for a botched bank robbery it is unlikely that Beate Zschäpe would go on trial in a Munich court room this morning. On Novem(...)