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 British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks to nurses during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on Monday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

If the British ambassador in Berlin dares present prime minister Boris Johnson with the German press review on his arrival on Wednesday, it won’t make(...)

Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen (left) and US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz and Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump described the Danish prime minister as “nasty” after she dismissed his notion of the US buying Greenland as an “absurd” idea, which promp(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Denmark carries Greenland at  great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea was “not number one on the bur(...)

Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Danes woke on Friday wondering if the calendar had been turned back to April 1st. News that US president Donald Trump had floated the idea of purchasi(...)

Snow-covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move towards Greenland and could cause record melting of the world’s second-l(...)

Sled dogs wading through standing water on the sea ice during an expedition in Northwestern Greenland, in this June 13th photograph taken by Steffen Olsen of the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteoroligical Institute. Photograph: Steffen Olsen/AFP/Getty Images

Rapidly melting sea ice in Greenland has presented an unusual hazard for research teams retrieving their oceanographic moorings and weather station eq(...)

Rainy conditions are set to prevail over Ireland, particularly the east coast, until early next week. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Ireland was basking in a six week-long heatwave this time last year. Now the country is wallowing in a cold, rainy spell that shows no signs of abatin(...)

Terrassenhaus in Berlin

If there’s a recurrent theme in this year’s Mies van der Rohe European Prize for Contemporary Architecture, it is surely imaginative renovation and tr(...)

The Chicago  skyline as seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan, as  the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

The cold front bringing its icy grip to parts of the US and Canada is a result of a weather condition called a polar vortex. It might seem counter-in(...)

An aerial shot of Mount Etna taken during visit by the Trinity team.

With some 200 eruptive episodes to date, Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano. It also holds the record for the longest continuous eruption. The(...)

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