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US president Donald Trump boarding Air Force One in Maryland. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

He meant well but Bertolt Brecht has a lot to answer for. In his subversive poem about the East German government, composed in 1953, he wondered if it(...)

Barbara McCarthy: ‘My fidgety hands were bereft. I’m not a fan of vaping, so there were no replacements. Even chocolate won’t cut it.’ Photograph: Angela Halpin

I gave up cigarettes by accident. It coincided – give or take a few weeks – with the start of Lent so one could say, I gave them up for Lent. I don’t (...)

A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday for 29 German tourists who died after their bus veered off a steep road, as Germany’s foreign minist(...)

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: “You cannot drag out Brexit for a decade.”

Germany’s foreign minister has warned London that there will be no Brexit extension beyond October, sending out the strongest signal yet that Berlin’s(...)

European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom gives a press conference on EU-US Trade Talks in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The EU’s top trade official said on Monday she would seek a rapid tariff-reduction deal with the US, after European governments backed negotiations ai(...)

Iyad el-Baghdadi at Berlin Schonefeld airport after he was denied access to board his flight to Dublin. Photograph: Iyad el-Baghdadi

Ryanair has apologised to a Palestinian man who was not allowed board a flight to Dublin after a staff member refused to accept his refugee travel doc(...)

British prime minister Theresa May embraces chancellor Angela Merkel  in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

With amusement, impatience, and a nod to the surreal repetition of “Groundhog Day”, British prime minister Theresa May met chancellor Angela Merkel in(...)

Michel Barnier, EU chief Brexit negotiator, at Government Buildings speaking to media following meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It will be “dangerous” if British prime minister Theresa May requests an extension to the Brexit deadline without a clear plan on how to ratify the cu(...)

European Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier, meeting Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar  at Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke to British prime minister Theresa May on Monday evening about about her plan to seek a further extension to the Article 5(...)

Physical coach Mikkel Hjuler instructs Team Origen in a neck-strengthening exercise during a workout in Copenhagen. Photograph: Pete Kiehart/ The New York Times

The squats and leg lifts were harder than they looked and, after a few sets, Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez placed his hands on his knees and tried to comp(...)

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