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German government spokesman Steffen Seibert  made clear that Berlin did not view the spying episode as closed with yesterday’s departure. Photograph:  Adam Berry/Getty Images

The CIA chief of station in Berlin, the head intelligence officer in the US embassy, has left the country a week after being ordered to do so by the G(...)

 An Israeli artillery unit  fires a shell towards the Gaza Strip from a location in southern Israel. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Israel has tonight agreed to a proposed six-hour cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons, a Israeli senior official said(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said today securing a ceasefire for the Gaza Strip and preventing an escalation of the latest outbreak of host(...)

Former Irish Times columnist Diarmaid Ó Muirithe died suddenly aged 78 in Vienna yesterday. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former lexicographer and Irish Times columnist Diarmaid Ó Muirithe died suddenly in Vienna yesterday. He was 78 His “Words We Use” column ran i(...)

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier with chancellor Angela Merkel: Mr Steinmeier struck a more conciliatory tone and described Berlin’s partnership with Washington as “without alternative”. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Berlin has ordered its intelligence services to conduct a full sweep for double agents but denied reports they should reduce co-operation with US age(...)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie leave Sarajevo City Hall on June 28th, 1914, the day of their assassination. Russia’s ambassador to Serbia, moments before his own sudden death, denied that he had responded to the archduke’s murder with other than deference and decorousness. Photograph: JU Sarajevo Museum/Handout via Reuters

Herr v Hartwig has died suddenly. Friends warned him against continuing a lifestyle that could only end in an early death. He had a disposition to ob(...)

 The French statesman, Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929) circa 1919. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Repercussions... The bomb and revolver shots of Sarajevo could not have reverberated more cruelly through the entire expanse of the Empire. When m(...)

The bloodstained undershirt worn by Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria at the time of  his assassination on June 28th, 1914, in Sarajevo,  on display at the museum of military history in Vienna. Photograph:  Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

MEASURES TAKEN BY THE AUSTRIAN GOVERNMENT AGAINST SERBIAN IRREDENTISM IN BOSNIA Vienna: Just after 11 o’clock yesterday morning, the [Austrian] cabine(...)

Austro-Hungarian archduke Franz Ferdinand leaves a train a day before his assassination in Sarajevo. Photograph: Courtesy of the  Sarajevo Museum.

Archival series: As the shock of the Sarajevo assassinations spread, the leading liberal Berliner Tageblatt warned of serious consequences if national(...)

The judge said John Paul O’Driscoll had been guilty of ‘phenomenally dangerous driving’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man who deliberately drove a stolen van while drunk at a motorcycle garda trying to divert traffic away from a garda pursuit has been jailed for 12(...)

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