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Stephan Ersnt, supected of killing the administrative chief of the western German city of Kassel, Walter Lübcke, being escorted by police at the federal court of justice in Karlsruhe on Tuesday. Photograph: Uli Deck/AFP/Getty Images

The man charged with the murder last month of pro-immigration German politician Walter Lübcke has retracted his confession, his new lawyer said on Tu(...)

Silver Freemason’s trowel inscribed ‘Lodge 44 in Las Vegas Nevada’ is part of the Matthew’s sale, €60-€90

A tiny silver Freemason’s trowel is one of the lots in Matthew’s sale in Kells, Co Meath, this weekend. Listed as “antique”, the trowel arrived to the(...)

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, which is owned by JAB.

Emilie Landecker was 19 when she went to work for Benckiser, a German company that made industrial cleaning products and also took pride in cleansing (...)

Peter McGuinness at home in Dundalk, Co Louth

One of the first Allied soldiers to die on D-Day was Pte Edward Delaney O’Sullivan, known as “Paddy”, who landed with the Parachute Regiment outside T(...)

 Sun & Sea (Marina), an installation in which opera singers spring to vocal life on an artificial beach, by  Andrej Vasilenko

With 89 countries sending their brightest and best, the Venice Biennale can seem like an overwhelming mash up of the Eurovision and the Olympics. The (...)

Freddie Starr: the comedian as Adolf Hitler in 1977; his controversial act probably wouldn’t be tolerated today. Photograph: Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty

Freddie Starr, who died yesterday, at the age of 76, at his home in Spain, was an eccentric and unpredictable talent best enjoyed in a typically chaot(...)

Comment sections and tweets may prove invaluable for future research. Photograph: iStock

Our experience of modern history is informed as much from news reels, magazines and personal journals as it is by the physical artefacts we see in mus(...)

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch paints a self-portrait on a beach in Germany, in 1907. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard’s postmodern literary style is in thrall to the Dionysian art of chaos. His six-volume book My Struggle stylistic(...)

Donald Trump is often said to be unprecedented in American history, and in some respects he is. But not entirely. There is one other demagogue in the(...)

Following the “discovery” of information that had been available for nearly 50 years publications ran stories on the late actor’s illiberal attitudes. Photo/Warner Bros

Here is an unpopular opinion that may shock a few people: I never liked Wayne Bongdoodle’s films. Long before the Vice Squad flung him damply into the(...)

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