German chancellor Angela Merkel:  The moment Germany fell out of love with Britain is perhaps the moment she fell in love with the EU. Photograph: Stephanie Le Coq/EPA

David Cameron never noticed Angela Merkel’s bemused smile during his inaugural visit to Berlin. It was May 2010 and, as would become his wont on such (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin last July. File photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will meet German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin next Thursday to discuss the European Union’s Brexit strategy and Ireland’s c(...)

US president Donald Trump greets visitors touring the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

On this week’s edition of World View, Suzanne Lynch reports from Washington, DC, on another eventful, confounding week in Donald Trump’s America. Sh(...)

Police officers guard a car in front of a business building in Heidelberg, western Germany, where a driver ploughed into pedestrians before being shot by police on Saturday. Photograph: Rene Priebe/EPA

Minutes after the attack on Saturday afternoon, the trolling began. A 35-year-old man driving a rented car crashed into pedestrians in the southern Ge(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and European Commission president Jean- Claude Juncker at a joint news conference following their meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Enda Kenny has insisted Ireland’s Brexit negotiating position will not be undermined by his looming departure as leader in the coming weeks. And the (...)

An outspoken head of state from 1994 to 1999, Roman  Herzog is best remembered for warning in 1997: “Germany needs a jolt”. Above,  German Chancellor Angela Merkel pays her respects at  his state funeral this week. Photograph: Max Menning-Pool/Getty Images

Just three letters separate the German verbs to lead – führen – and verführen, to seduce or entrap. Every year at this time, Germany remembers the po(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel during the New Year reception  at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

At the height of the migrant crisis in Europe in summer 2015, German chancellor Angela Merkel met Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and asked him what was (...)

 People gathering at a makeshift memorial on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 17th in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead. FIle photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

1. As Europe’s migration crisis continued unabated, European correspondent Suzanne Lynch reported in February from the Kilis refugee camp on Turkey’s (...)

Protesters with a picture of Andrzej Rzeplinski, the outgoing head of Poland’s constitutional court, at an anti-government rally in front of the court  in Warsaw. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

In the chilly gloom of Warsaw’s Dominican Friars church, three confessionals are doing a roaring pre-Christmas trade – on a Monday evening. As people(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “No matter how this turns out, there is no good outcome for Merkel.”  Photograph: Michael Kappeler/EPA

Dressed in black and wearing a bleak expression, Angela Merkel had her darkest day on Tuesday, a day before the winter solstice. As millions of Germa(...)