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Bicyclists roll past apartments so well insulated that they require almost no energy to heat, in the newly developed Bahnstadt neighborhood, in Heidelberg, Germany. Photograph: Felix Schmitt/The New York Times

From pop-up bike lanes in Berlin to park-bay cafes in Munich, Germany’s big cities embraced the Covid-19 pandemic as a chance to test new projects. B(...)

Robert Morrow is from Co Leitrim but now lives in Freiberg, Germany, where he is working on projects to make cities all over the world  more sustainable

 Robert Morrow is originally from Cloone, Co Leitrim and  now lives in Freiburg, Germany, where he works on sustainable devel(...)

Migrants protest against a new camp at Kara Tepe on Lesbos island, Greece, on Friday. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Four hundred children left without shelter after a fire at a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos will be relocated across 10 countries in the E(...)

Borussia Mönchegladbach supporters have paid for cardboard cut-out portraits to be placed in the  Borussia Park football stadium as the Bundesliga returns behind closed doors. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

So what’s the state of play in the Bundesliga? Bayern Munich are four points clear of Borussia Dortmund and five ahead of RB Leipzig with nine rounds(...)

Bayern are within reach of an eighth successive Bundesliga title. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich Manager: Hans-Dieter Flick Player to watch: Serge Gnabry Titles: 29 Homegrown forward Thomas Müller once explained the club’s “Mia san(...)

Transport-orientated development will be possible with Metrolink in Dublin and in cities where BusConnects is fully in place, according to the report. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Providing extensive “transport-orientated development” at key urban locations will be critical to ending the dominance of cars in Irish cities, accord(...)

Echelon Data Centres chief executive Niall Molloy, right, and chief operating officer Graeme McWilliams. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was no shortage of ambition at the launch event for Echelon Data Centres. The new Irish company, led by Niall Molloy of London-based property de(...)

An undated handout made available by the German federal criminal police office shows suspect Anis Amri, who is wanted in connection with Monday’s terror attack in Berlin. Photograph: EPA/BKA

Forensic evidence from the truck that ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market on Monday, killing 12, suggests that Tunisian suspect Anis Amri was at t(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “No matter how this turns out, there is no good outcome for Merkel.”  Photograph: Michael Kappeler/EPA

Dressed in black and wearing a bleak expression, Angela Merkel had her darkest day on Tuesday, a day before the winter solstice. As millions of Germa(...)

A tow truck operates at the scene where a truck ploughed through a crowd on Breitscheidplatz square. Photograph: Reuters

As a grim dawn broke over Berlin, Germany struggled to understand what had happened hours earlier at the capital’s Breitscheidplatz Christmas market. (...)

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