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The Bundestag will vote on legislation for assisted suicide next month. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Germany has made a further step towards legal assisted suicide after the country’s doctors’ association deleted from its code of conduct a ban on the (...)

Polish president Andrzej Duda; and Polish ombudsman Adam Bodnar. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty

Polish president Andrzej Duda has attacked the departing ombudsman as “anti-Polish” for suggesting their central European homeland has taken an “anti-(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison

Staff working for Stripe in Europe and Asia earned an average $137,800 (€114,826) in 2019 before the Covid crisis saw the company’s valuation surge, n(...)

Pelvic floor: it is starting to become clear that everyone could benefit from the exercises. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

If you want to know about the wonders of a healthy pelvic floor, you could do worse than look to Coco Berlin, who styles herself “Germany’s most famou(...)

The ‘Boystown’ platform has existed since at least June 2019 and was only accessible via the so-called darknet, the Frankfurt public prosecutor’s office and the BKA Federal Police say. File photograph: iStock

An online platform said to be one of the largest websites for child sexual abuse images in the world has been closed down by German police after a len(...)

Ireland: you truly appreciate its beauty when you are removed from it for a while. Photograph: iStock/Getty

After close to a decade abroad, in Berlin and Melbourne, I’m back in Ireland, living and working in Cork. Time away can give a new lens to see our cou(...)

A coal-fired power plant  in Neurath, Germany. Photograph:  Martin Meissner/AP

Germany’s top court has demanded changes to the country’s climate law, saying it places too much of a burden on future generations to reduce carbon em(...)

German police stand in front of the Oberlin care clinic in Potsdam, eastern Germany, after an attack in which four people were found dead and one person seriously wounded. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty

A woman has been detained after four people were found dead at a hospital in the eastern city of Potsdam, Germany, police said. The 51-year-old woman(...)

 Christian Democratic Union party’s Armin Laschet: “We need to clean out bureaucracy, create a modern and service-oriented state that acts quickly and with foresight.”  Photograph: Stefanie Loos/Bloomberg

Armin Laschet should be savouring this moment, his elevation to the ranks of Europe’s political super league. The 60-year-old native of Aachen in Ger(...)

Gavan Kennedy in Sitio Marna, in the Philippines

Gavan Kennedy is from Glasson, Co Westmeath. He left Ireland in 1991 to go to George Washington University, in Washington, DC, and returned in May 201(...)

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