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SPD leader Andrea Nahles said she was standing down after a bruising parliamentary party meeting last week showed “that the necessary backing is not there to perform my duties”. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Reuters

Germany’s oldest party, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), is in disarray after leader Andrea Nahles announced her resignation on Sunday after just 40(...)

Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95. File photograph: Rune Hellestad/Corbis/Getty Images

Born: June 14th, 1923 Died: May 22nd, 2019 The creator of the classic children’s books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, Judith K(...)

The authors of the report estimate that the average cost of a home in Dublin is €336,000, while banks lend 80% of the purchase price to buyers. Photograph: iStock

Dublin house prices rose at almost nine times the rate that workers’ income grew over the last six years, credit analysts say in a new report. Moody’(...)

“When we formulate the ideas around quantum gravity, in the form of mathematical theories, we are aiming to say something fundamental about the world, and not just our experience of it.”

Originally from Sicily, Daniele Oriti has spent the past decade at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany, working on quantum gravity, an i(...)

A clip from Rezo’s “The Destruction of the CDU” – an energetic, 55-minute slice-and-dice of 14 years of what he terms CDU’s “gross incompetence” in power. Screengrab: YouTube

Chancellor Angela Merkel sparked snorts of derision for suggesting, in 2013, that “the internet is new terrain for all of us”. But nothing like the s(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP): ejected from power after just 18 months. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s and Austria’s centre-right leaders struggled on Monday after the EU elections, for very different reasons. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chris(...)

All Mod Cons: Mariah Louca and Chris McCurry in Erica Murray’s play

ALL MOD CONS Lyric Theatre, Belfast ★★★☆☆ The award-winning Co Limerick-born writer Erica Murray has had an auspicious start to her career. She recen(...)

Germany’s top official responsible for efforts against anti-Semitism  has suggested that Jews should not always wear their skullcaps in public. Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s top official responsible for efforts against anti-Semitism suggested this weekend that Jews should not always wear their skullcaps in public(...)

The children’s author and illustrator Judith Kerr, who died this week aged 95, was  best-known as the creator of the classic picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the Mog series and the semi-autobiographical young adult novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Photograph: Eliz Huseyin/PA Wire

Book lovers often have a favourite book or author but there is a special place in readers’ hearts, if they happen to be a parent too, for the bedtime (...)

German police have confirmed they shot dead an Irish man in Hamburg. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Hamburg police have confirmed they fatally shot an Irish man after they were called to a family incident in the German port city on Wednesday. Police(...)

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