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Joshua Wong (R), a leading pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong, speaks to the media in Berlin while visiting Germany. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Almost 30 years after the German capital’s notorious wall fell, political activist Joshua Wong said on Wednesday that Hong Kong is “the new Berlin in (...)

Garmin Venu: the  Body Battery function monitors your energy levels.

Garmin Venu (From €350) September is always a busy time for tech releases, with the IFA tech exhibition taking place in Berlin. Garmin has unveiled a(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens after delivering a keynote speech during a debate on the federal budget at the Bundestag. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday there was still every chance for Britain’s divorce from the European Union to take place with a deal(...)

Edward Quinn, 1953: the acclaimed Irish photographer with one of his most famous subjects, Pablo Picasso. Photograph: Edward Quinn Photo Archive

Browsing through the online archive of Dublin-born photographer Edward Quinn, the viewer is struck not only by the abundance of images of 20th century(...)

Women lay flowers at the site of a car accident in Berlin. Photograph: EPA

Politicians in Berlin are calling for a city-centre ban on “tank-like” SUVs after a driver reportedly lost control of his car and hit a group of pedes(...)

People load luggage  into a car at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. File photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

Two years ago, my son spent half his transition year in the Vedado area of Havana, a few miles west of Havana’s extraordinary old city. Havana is a vi(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: ‘Don’t despise compromise. Compromise is what keeps society together.’  Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt once said that a democracy without argument is not a democracy. Looking in on the political bedlam in the House (...)

Heike Reichenwallner plays Angela Merkel in the ZDF docudrama Angela und die Flüchtlinge.  Source: ZDF

Angela Merkel’s protocol chief promised her a quiet day of speeches and handshaking around Germany on September 4th, 2015. When she returned to her Be(...)

Porsche’s Taycan will likely set you back about €200,000 when it arrives in Irish showrooms

Porsche’s first electric car launch will be primarily remembered for a disappointment. In spite of months, years even, of concepts, teasing, and a dri(...)

The panda cub twins born in Berlin zoo on Saturday. Photograph: Berlin zoo/AFP/Getty Images

Germany is sliding towards recession, Angela Merkel’s political star is fading and US president Donald Trump has just announced a visit. In challengin(...)

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