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Here comes the man. It may have taken Schoolboy Q, the rapper born Quincy Hanley on an army base in Germany, a long time to reach this point in the ga(...)

Giving Ukraine a chance

In the ebb and flow of the Ukraine crisis over the last three months one issue has continually demanded but not received sufficient attention: politic(...)

Shoppers are seen reflected as the O2 company logo, part of Telefonica SA, sits on display outside a mobile phone store in Dusseldorf, Germany. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s fragile economic recovery has suffered a setback with new figures showing weaker-than-expected growth.The European Union’s statistics(...)

Apart from Netflix, there are only a few media streaming services available to Irish customers

Netflix last week confirmed its plans for a price hike in its streaming services that will impact its users for the second time in a year. It wasn’t a(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, gave a clear indication last week that monetary easing would arrive in June. That would be welco(...)

“One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.” – Otto von Bismarck (1888)The events that trigger change i(...)

Registration of foreign aliens in Paris, August 1914, before their evacuation (Photo: Agence Rol Bibliothèque nationale de France, dpt. des Estampes et de la photographie)

The minarets of a Sarajevo mosque loom in the background. Men watching from balconies and in the street are coiffed with the red Ottoman fez. Gavrilo (...)

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier praised Christopher Clark’s timely distinction between good and bad diplomacy. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Naupold

BERLIN – Unlike Britain, there is no established tradition here of remembering the conflict, nor is it ever referred to as the “Great War”. However th(...)

 Siege of Antwerp, 1914. The Belgian Army retreats from the German Army at the Siege of Antwerp. Photograpgh:  Culture Club/Getty Images

On Tuesday August 4th 1914, the citizens of Belgium read the news that most had been dreading. “Germany violates the neutrality of Belgium . . . Belgi(...)

German soldiers leaving Munich for Paris, 1914. (Photo Agence Rol Bibliothèque nationale de France, dpt. des Estampes et de la photographie)

A field of lush grass and a 3m-high Celtic high-cross in the German countryside are the last clues to a sad chapter of Irish history. A century ago th(...)

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