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French president Emmanuel Macron (R) welcomes Finnish prime minister Antti Rinne upon his arrival at the Elysee presidential palace. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Time to agree a Brexit deal is running out and it will be too late for European leaders to iron out a deal at a European Council meeting in Brussels (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson has been told by EU leaders proposals must achieve the same effect as the backstop contained in the withdrawal treaty. Photograph: Getty

On Friday it will be 30 days since German chancellor Angela Merkel told Boris Johnson during a Berlin news conference that a solution to the Brexit im(...)

Former  British PM David Cameron (left) and German chancellor Angela Merkel (right)  were working together to block Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz by approaching Enda Kenny (centre). Photographs: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty,  Eric Luke/The Irish Times, Hayoung Jeon/EPA

David Cameron and Angela Merkel sounded out Enda Kenny for the European Commission president in 2014, the former prime minister says in a memoir to be(...)

Kailash Satyarthi: “Eradication of trafficking, forced [child] labour, bonded labour is supposed to be accomplished by 2025 and unfortunately it seems that the world is failing again its children.” Photograph: Money Sharma

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to seek support for a UN convention combating international child exploitati(...)

A climate activist fixes a hammock between street signs during a demonstration against climate change in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday. Photograph:  Sascha Steinbach/EPA

The future of the world’s biggest motor show in Frankfurt has been thrown into doubt after a weekend of environmental protests disrupted the industry’(...)

Nudists relax at a camp in Zossen, Germany. Photograph: Lena Mucha/New York Times

The first time Michael Adamski saw his mother-in-law naked it was awkward. But it wasn’t as awkward as seeing his boss naked. Adamski, a police offic(...)

Angela Merkel tours the Frankfurt motor show on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said the German car industry faces a “Herculean task” in its transition to e-mobility, hours after fresh claims th(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel listens after delivering a keynote speech during a debate on the federal budget at the Bundestag,  in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

While Brexit Britain bickers on, German MPs used Wednesday’s budget debate in the Bundestag to discuss what they view as more pressing business: secur(...)

Joshua Wong (R), a leading pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong, speaks to the media in Berlin while visiting Germany. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Almost 30 years after the German capital’s notorious wall fell, political activist Joshua Wong said on Wednesday that Hong Kong is “the new Berlin in (...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens after delivering a keynote speech during a debate on the federal budget at the Bundestag. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday there was still every chance for Britain’s divorce from the European Union to take place with a deal(...)

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