A woman carries bags in a devastated street  in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, western Germany, on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Catastrophic floods have swept through western regions of Germany, demolishing streets and houses, killing more than 100 people and leaving hundreds m(...)

The Government submitted its plan on how it would spend the funds in May, outlining a mix of investments and reforms to make the economy more green, improve digital infrastructure and boost economic growth.  Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission is to award nearly €1 billion to Ireland to fund green and digital investments and stimulate economic growth over the next 18 (...)