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Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window undergoing X-ray fluorescence analysis. Photograph: Maria Körber/Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

After nearly three centuries behind a layer of paint, a naked Cupid has surfaced in one of the world’s best-loved artworks, drastically altering the b(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin welcomes chancellor Angela Merkel with a bouquet of flowers at the Kremlin. It was the chancellor’s final visit to Moscow. Photograph: Evgeny Odinokov/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Russia to support international efforts to stabilise the humanitarian crisis triggered by the Taliban takeov(...)

Patrick Joyce (L) with his father and brother Sean

In Child Language Acquisition, Bernard O’Donoghue explains how categories native to academia come easily in the Irish countryside: “So there was noth(...)

The weekend demonstrations in more than 100 Russian cities – some 40,000 participating in Moscow, where some 3,500 were arrested – saw a new generatio(...)

“Our influence for good in the world depends on the quality of our relationship with Jesus Christ, not the church we attend.” Photograph: Getty Images

The material for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ends on Monday, was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzer(...)

On the 250th anniversary of his birth, what does Beethoven mean to people?

“Virginia Woolf wanted to be buried to it” Marina Carr, prolific and award-winning Irish playwright My favourite work is the Cavatina from String Quar(...)

Testing time at Dublin Airport: the chief medical officer has told Irish people abroad not to come home for Christmas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

How safe is it to fly during the coronavirus pandemic? The State’s chief medical officer, Tony Holohan, said last month that Irish people living (...)

Youths wave German flags during the celebration of the country’s reunification at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin  October 3rd 1990. Photograph:  Gilles Leimdorfer/AFP via Getty Images

Here’s some free advice, included in the price of today’s Irish Times: if you ever need someone to retool your national sovereignty, best ask a German(...)

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(...)

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