Rescue workers stand at the scene where a truck ploughed through a crowd in Berlin. Photograph: Reuters

Guten morgen. Berlin has symbolised many things over the centuries - many good and, sadly, many bad. All of the fault lines of 20th-century history s(...)

Protesters gather for the fourth day to demonstrate against new media regulations in front of the Sejm building in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka

Polish MP Michal Szczerba is still surprised he sparked the latest round in his country’s worsening constitutional crisis. It was Friday evening and (...)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he visited victims of the football stadium bombings in Istanbul. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer, pool photo via AP

Austria has threatened to freeze EU accession talks with Turkey in protest at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on the Turkish opposition sin(...)

Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel speaks during the 29th annual congress of the party in Essen. Photograph: Volker Hartmann/Getty Images

Angela Merkel’s announcement that full veils should be banned in public “wherever possible” signals a reversal in her position on the issue and an att(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: Gmail users   grant Google a “worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify  . . . publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute” their content. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Google has many business interests but it has yet to get into performance art. The canny Californians hedge their bets, though, and should they wish t(...)

On World View this week, Lara Marlowe and Derek Scally report from Paris and Berlin on how Europe’s populist right, emboldened by Donald Trump’s victo(...)

Bomb plotting suspect Jaber al-Bakr apparently took his own life in a detention centre in Leipzig. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Saxony’s police and state government have come under fire after an Islamic State bombing suspect was found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide, b(...)

Fears that Deutsche Bank might struggle to pay a multibillion US fine for misselling securities have sparked weeks of stock market turbulence. Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Germany’s leading blue-chip companies are reportedly lining up to take a €5 billion stake in Deutsche Bank if the ailing Frankfurt lender needs to be (...)

 Deutsche Bank  shares fell lower than they were during the banking crisis and down some 50 per cent this year. Shares closed on Monday at €10.55: last October they were €27.975

A defensive Deutsche Bank battled a massive share sell-off on Monday amid speculation over the financial health of Germany’s biggest financial institu(...)

A woman cooks at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, Greece. The camp hosts about 600 refugees and migrants. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo

One year ago, the EU laid out its plan for member states to take their fair share of asylum seekers in response to the refugee crisis. Today it is (...)