CapVest took control of the Mater Private in 2007 in a deal that valued the business at €350 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fresenius, the German publicly-quoted healthcare giant with a €34 billion market value, has emerged one of the final suitors vying to take over the Ma(...)

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

Nestled in a valley on either side of the river Miljacka, Sarajevo isn’t known as the “Jerusalem of Europe” for nothing. In its more harmonious past t(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)

Labour Party activists are dismayed by their rejection at the polls. Some TDs who lost their seats are in denial concerning the reasons for their dism(...)

The neighbourhood in Paris that was home to Reda Hame, a French citizen who, according to interrogation records, was trained by Islamic State to strike in Europe. Hame was arrested in August 2015, before he could strike. Photograph: Pierre Terdjman/The New York Times

The day he left Syria with instructions to carry out a terrorist attack in France, Reda Hame (29), a computer technician from Paris, had been a membe(...)

Graduates of Tsinghua University. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

When Oliver Rothschild turned up in Beijing with a plummy accent, the assured air of an international financier and oozing upper-class charm, the head(...)

Schopenhauer lived with a succession of poodles, which neighbouring children rather unkindly referred to as “Mrs Schopenhauer”. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Since I am not an optimist by disposition, the very thought of weddings stresses me out. Not mine – that isn’t happening any time soon, if at all. No(...)

When booking, bear in mind that you don’t have to take the same airline to and from your destination. Photograph: Thinkstock

1 The last-minute wonder deal is the holy grail for many travellers, and it can work. You might leave it until the very last minute and then get a re(...)

Officials at Frankfurt airport became suspicious after after they found fresh operation scars below the woman’s breasts during a search. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

A 24-year-old Colombian woman was arrested at Frankfurt airport after she was found to be carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine inside her breasts, German c(...)

German industrial production jumped by the most in more than six years in January, in a sign that strong domestic demand may be helping to underpin ou(...)

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