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Two West German policemen prevent people from approaching as East German police, the vopos, stand on and near a fallen portion of the Berlin Wall onNovember 11th 1989.

East Germany ceased to exist four days before its 41st birthday, on the day of German unity: October 3rd 1990. But the emotional end of East Germany c(...)

Thousands of Hungarians march during a protest against an internet data transfer tax, in Budapest, last month. photograph: laszlo balogh/reuters

A quarter-of-a-century ago, Viktor Orban was a firebrand student leader whose stirring speeches roused Hungarians to demand an end to communist rule, (...)

‘By Friday, reckoning discretion to be the better part of valour, Orbán  abandoned the new tax altogether. People power.’ Above, earlier in the week tens of thousands of Hungarians held up their mobile phones as they crossed  the Elisabeth Bridge, in Budapest,  during a protest against the  tax on internet data transfers. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Viktor Orbán had a water charges moment this week. And – Dublin pols please note – lost. About 100,000 Hungarians rallied on Tuesday in Budapest ag(...)

People gather to celebrate after Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban announcd that the government would put an internet tax proposal on hold. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Prime minister Viktor Orban of Hungary said yesterday his government would abandon, at least for now, a proposed tax on internet usage that drew tens(...)

 Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes  drives during practice ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas  in Austin, Texas. Photo:  Mark Thompson/Getty

Lewis Hamilton hopes he does not run into a brick wall over the closing stages of the Formula One season – after feeling he has clambered over enough (...)

Tens of thousands of Hungarians hold up their mobile phones as they march across the Elisabeth Bridge during a protest against new tax on Internet data transfers in centre of Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh /Reuters

Hungary’s prime minister has said the government will suspend a planned tax on internet use and reconsider the matter next year.Two protests within th(...)

Swiss group Farnair operates a freight service, which ASL said would complement its existing business

ASL Aviation will secure a foothold in Asia following its acquisition of Switzerland’s Farnair Group in a move that will add four airlines to its bus(...)

Italian marines prepare to check and document African migrants after transporting them from a commercial ship to a navy vessel in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Libya early in October   2014. Photograph: Lynsey Addario/The New York Times)

The Italian navy will continue a search and rescue mission which has saved the lives of an estimated 150,000 refugees because no order has been receiv(...)

Tony Mangan enjoying a rest on his red couch

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

Violeta Bulc of Slovenia will be assigned the transport portfolio, while Slovak nominee Maros Sefcovic has been elevated to the position of vice-president for energy union. Photograph: EPA/Igor Kupljenik

A week after MEPs rejected Slovenia’s nominee as commissioner, incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a restructured lin(...)

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