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Soldiers patrol near the Christmas market where, on Tuesday, a man shot 14 people, killing at least two people.  Photograph: homas Lohnes/Getty Images

The terrorist attack that left at least two people dead in Strasbourg on Tuesday night is a grim reminder of the high risk Europe continues to face fr(...)

Angela Merkel and Theresa May in Berli on Tuesday. The German chancellor told deputies after their meeting she could envision offering additional “securities” to the UK but would not consider reopening the withdrawal treaty. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Germany has insisted its support for the backstop in the Brexit withdrawal treaty remains firm, but declined to confirm this would remain the case in (...)

Handout picture released by French police of Cherif Chekatt, suspected of being the gunman involved in the Strasbourg shooting. Photograph: French police handout/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities were continuing to search on Wednesday night for Cherif Chekatt, the 29-year-old Frenchman suspected of having murdered two people (...)

Theresa May (L) shakes hands with Angela Merkel ahead of talks at the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

British prime minister Theresa May will travel to Dublin on Wednesday as her efforts to save her floundering Brexit deal continue. Having postponed a(...)

Alternative for Germany co-leaders Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

The first time Berlin politician Andreas Wild wore a cornflower on his lapel in public it was, he said, to demonstrate his “links to the fatherland”, (...)

German chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel is applauded after her farewell speech. Photograph: Christian Charisius/DPA via AP

Like millions of Germans on Friday, Helmut Gels was glued to the suspense-filled handover of power in Hamburg. Gels is the CDU mayor of Vechta, a r(...)

For much of the last decade, German politicians and bankers have been doing the rounds of European capitals, wagging their fingers at their euro zone (...)

The late Grainne Pierse. “Grainne had a wonderful eye for jewellery and she was very generous with her knowledge,” says silver and jewellery expert Jimmy Weldon.” Photograph: John Searle

Tributes have been paid to antique jeweller dealer Grainne Pierse who died on November 24th after a short illness. Pierse was a well known figure in(...)

Nerves of steel: new CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was just 19 when she joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in 1981. Holding back tears on Friday, she admitted never (...)

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer waves next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after being elected as the party leader during the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg, Germany, December 7th, 2018. Photograph: Reuters

Amid tears and cheers, Germany’s ruling centre-right Christian Democratic Union backed evolution over revolution on Friday and elected an Angela Merke(...)

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