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 A tourist on a bike rides along the East Side Gallery, an international memorial for freedom with paintings by artists from all over the world on one of the longest remaining sections of the Berlin Wall.

One of the most remarkable things about the Berlin Wall is that there is so little of it left. It has now been down for longer than it stood, but the (...)

US Congressman Richard Neal speaks during a meeting with Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Dublin on April 16th, 2019. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

A member of the United States House of Representatives has warned that US Congress will not pass a trade deal with Britain if the Belfast Agreement is(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the  mechanical engineering summit in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

You know a situation is serious when the Germans don’t have a word for it, and there is no term to describe the pessimistic optimism palpable in Berli(...)

From Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2014), a film based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only man ever deported from Ireland.

In 1943 the Minister of Pensions received a letter from a German prisoner of war camp franked with a swastika. The letter was from William Coman, a (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: favours election next May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Senior Government staff have been told by one of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s inner circle that there will be no general election until May 2020. John Ca(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting UK prime minister Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel, on The Wirral, Cheshire on Thursday, ahead of private talks in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar previously said that once an agreement was reached on how the UK would leave the EU, Ireland would be its greatest supporter in(...)

A ‘Red Brigade’ tableaux at  Marble Arch in London at an opening ceremony to Extinction Rebellion’s  fortnight of environmental protest. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP

Image of the week: Red mood The green movement has gone red. Extinction Rebellion events around the world often include a subset of white-painted pro(...)

In the eyes of the wily PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, securing enough seats for a second term would be his party’s just reward for a job well done. Photograph: Piotr Nowak/EPA

In advance of Poland’s general election on Sunday, all opinion polls indicate the national conservative Law and Justice (PiS) will triumph with an eve(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson and German chancellor Angela Merkel. German officials say the chancellor will  continue looking for a solution to the Brexit deadlock until time is up. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Germany has shrugged off British leaks of a Brexit phone call between prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor Angela Merkel. Dr Merkel’s spokesm(...)

 A view of the scene after a suspected truck attack in Limburg, Germany. Photograph: Maximilian  See/EPA

A Syrian man has been arrested on suspicion of hijacking a truck and ramming it into traffic in western Germany, injuring eight people, prosecutors s(...)

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