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Sam Kendrick was presented with a medal by Dutch ambassador Adriaan Palm on the roof of Enniscorthy Castle on Friday. Photograph: John Walsh

The Dutch ambassador to Ireland has honoured one of the last Irish survivors of the Battle of Arnhem 76 years ago for his part in the Liberation of t(...)

 Participants wearing  protective face masks watch singer Tim Bendzko perform in the Restart-19 Covid transmission risk assessment study  at an indoor arena in Leipzig, Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

German pop singer Tim Bendzko was trying his best to energise the crowd at Quarterback Immobilien Arena on Saturday morning. Flanked by band members a(...)

The raw genetic material that gives bats natural superpowers and a unique ability to adapt to their environment has, for the first time, been revealed. Photograph: Olivier Farcy

The raw genetic material that gives bats natural superpowers and a unique ability to adapt to their environment has, for the first time, been revealed(...)

Underworld, a painting exploring the sun by Siobhan McDonald

In weeks prior to his death, JMW Turner is said to have declared to the artist John Ruskin, “the sun is God”. What he meant by this no one really know(...)

Some 800 British bombers dropped 1,400 tonnes of explosives and phosphorous bombs over the Saxon capital. About 25,000 died, many asphyxiated as the flames sucked up all  oxygen. Photograph: AFP/Slub Dresden  Deutsche Fotothek/ RIchard Peter Sen

German president Frank Walter Steinmeier has urged his country to challenge efforts by political extremists to hollow out democracy and relativise Naz(...)

A file photograph of the jewellery showcase targeted in a raid on Dresden’s  Green Vault  treasury, in  Germany. File photograph: David Brandt/Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden/EPA

Dresden’s Green Vault treasury is to remain closed for an unspecified period after a spectacular heist early on Monday morning saw priceless objects s(...)

 Historic grape cups on display in the Green Vault in Dresden. The royal jewels were  collected in the 18th century by King August. Photograph:  Ralf Hirschberger/EPA

Jewels thieves have carried out a spectacular heist in Dresden, stealing dozens of priceless objects from the Saxon crown jewels. At about 5am two th(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday.  Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Nato must grow and change or risk becoming obsolete, a day after French president Emmanuel Macro(...)

Ciaran Carson

Sinéad Morrissey, John Banville and fellow writers salute a great man and a great poet Sinéad Morrissey “It’s not about you, it’s about the lang(...)

Pens and stickers bearing a portrait of Andreas Kalbitz, member the far-right AfD (Alternative for Germany). Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images.

One consistent colour stands out in the charts after eastern Germany’s weekend elections: a broad, bright strip of Alternative für Deutschland blue. (...)

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