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Ursula von der Leyen: was once considered a potential reserve chancellor. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen was attending an away day for the Bundeswehr armed forces on Tuesday, 45 minutes south of Berlin, when he(...)

 Ten Hanover Quay in the south docklands will eventually extend to 6,410sq m

Office space in a converted 1880s warehouse at a top south docklands location hits the letting market this week. Construction work on Ten Hanover Qua(...)

The decision has the support of  VW’s powerful labour unions. Photograph: Reuters

Volkswagen said on Wednesday it is transforming two of its German production sites into electric vehicle plants, ensuring that by 2022 it will boast “(...)

An attendee at the CeBIT tech fair in Hanover, Germany, buries himself in a ball pit at the IBM stand. Photograph: Kriztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

In numbers: Ivanka and Jared $82 million Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner earned at least this much in outside income last year, their fir(...)

Republic of Ireland fans at the European Championships in 1988. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Famous as the win over England may have been, it’s not my favourite memory of Euro 88. The real high point of that glorious week was three days later,(...)

Handshake diplomacy: German chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto hang out with a robot on the IBG Automation stand at Hanover tech fair. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Image of the week: Robot return While French president Emmanuel Macron hangs out with Donald Trump and their respective wives at the White House, Ger(...)

My German friend  eyed up the ubiquitous brown leather couch. ‘Oh, it’s so ugly. Do you think the landlord might consider changing it?’

We all know the one I mean. I’m sure you could picture it now with even the briefest of descriptions. Perhaps you even have one in your own property. (...)

The latest survey by Irish Business Against Litter  shows increased litter levels in Dublin city centre and in disadvantaged areas of Galway, Limerick and Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cities and towns are getting cleaner, but the latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) shows increased litter levels in Du(...)

Timothy Hourihane, who is in his early fifties and a trained chef, said he was grateful to sit alongside his fellow diners for a meal provided by the River Lee Hotel in Cork city.

A homeless man in his fifties who had his Christmas dinner at the Penny Dinners charitable service in Cork this morning said it was his best Christmas(...)

Georg Pazderski. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Moderates in the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) suffered a stinging defeat at its annual conference after their candidate failed(...)

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