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Colin Vernon (48) of North Gate Apartments in Cork pleaded guilty to possessing 14kg of cannabis with a street value of €168,000. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A former member of the Naval Service who ended up in East Africa advising ship owners on security measures against piracy has been jailed for two year(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel  and US president Donald Trump at  the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada on Friday. Photograph:  Clemens Bilan/EPA

 German chancellor Angela Merkel has described as “sobering and a bit depressing” US president Donald Trump’s collapse of the G7 meeting via Twit(...)

A security sign in a Berlin train station warns passers-by about an automatic face-recognition system. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

I once thought that I was in serious trouble with the German police. As a young PhD student in the 1980s, I was speaking at a conference on distribut(...)

A tow truck removes a vehicle from the square where a man rammed his van into a crowd killing two and injuring several others in Münster, western Germany. Photograph: Marius Becker/AFP/Getty Images.

German police have confirmed there was no Islamist link to Saturday’s van attack in the western city of Münster that left two dead and 20 seriously in(...)

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont: the final decision on whether to extradite him from Germany to Spain will be taken by the higher regional court in Kiel. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont will spend Easter in a northern German prison – and possibly much longer – as courts there decide how to ac(...)

A protester gestures as he walks past riot police officers during clashes at a demonstration in Barcelona on Sunday night after Catalonia’s former president was arrested by German police. Photograph: Luis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Riot police clashed with protesters on Sunday evening in Barcelona, hours after ex-Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was detained near the German-Da(...)

Carles Puigdemont is currently in police custody in Germany. File photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

German police say they have detained fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on a European arrest warrant. Police in the northern state of Schleswi(...)

The head of Switzerland’s customs service Christian Bock told the Northern Ireland affairs committee at Westminster that physical checks were unavoidable, either at the Border itself or elsewhere. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Border could remain invisible after Brexit using technology, intelligence and joint British-Irish mobile customs patrols, the head of Switzerland’(...)

 Passengers walk by a security sign warning them of  a face recognition area at the Suedkreuz train station  in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Getty Images

German police have deployed the first facial-recognition cameras at a main railway station in Berlin this week, testing new technology that could help(...)

A women walks by a security sign warning for a face recognition area at the Suedkreuz train station in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph:   Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

German police deployed the first facial-recognition cameras at a main railway station in Berlin on Tuesday, testing new technology that could help tra(...)

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