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Padraic Rowan in Das Rheingold auf dem Parkdeck, a production of Rhinegold on the roof of the Deutsche Opera Berlin car park. Photograph:  Bernd Uhlig

Outside the Staatsoper Berlin, the German capital’s state opera, a flurry of notes escape from an unseen french horn inside the building. In an instan(...)

Gareth Bale scores for Real Madrid in their 2018 European Cup final win in Kiev. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Apologies if you’ve heard this one before, but there are some lines, some passages that just stick. A page in a book often returned to is No 174 of Ma(...)

 The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

Alan Minter in action in June 1973. Photograph:  Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Former world middleweight champion Alan Minter has died aged 69, the British Boxing Board of Control has announced. Crawley-born Minter won Olympic b(...)

German police officer taking care of a baby refugee / migrant at Munich main train station on 01 September, 2015. Photograph: dasWerk Michael Mitrenga und Maike Zimmermann GbR / Getty Ima ges

When, in 2015, Angela Merkel opened Germany’s doors to a wave of refugees bigger than any seen in Europe since the war, she divided opinion at home an(...)

A protester stands wrapped in black-white-red imperial German flag in front of the Reichstag building guarded by policemen at the end of the demonstration in Berlin. Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP via Getty Images

Berlin police were guarding the Reichstag on Saturday evening after a mob attempted to storm the parliament building at the end of a day of protest ag(...)

Kylian Mbappe in action for Monaco against Man City in 2017. File photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City can talk about individual moments. They can point to the volley that Gabriel Jesus fluffed and to Raheem Sterling’s miss. They can qui(...)

Munich-based Wirecard collapsed in June under €3.5 billion of debt in one of Germany’s largest postwar accounting frauds. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP

German prosecutors suspect Wirecard was looted before its spectacular collapse in June, with $1 billion funnelled to opaque partner companies even as (...)

The Olympiastadion in Berlin hosted some of the standout moments of the 2006 World Cup. File photograph: Getty Images

The 2006 World Cup wasn’t even a week old when it began to dawn on the fans that the Germans had organised a tournament that touched on perfection. Y(...)

In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

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