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Moe the bartender in The Simpsons: cute questioning. Illustration: Fox via Getty

In a 1999 episode of The Simpsons, Moe the bartender asks some European visitors about life in their faraway continent. “To be honest,” says a goatee-(...)

Italy’s deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, greets supporters during a major rally of European nationalist and far-right parties. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/File Photo/Reuters

Voters go to the polls across the EU from Thursday for elections to the European Parliament that reflect a continent largely politically in step, deba(...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier and Markus Soeder, prime minister of Bavaria. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The German economy returned to growth in the first quarter, helped by higher household spending and a booming construction industry, preliminary data (...)

Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in conversation with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Baghdad. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The unexpected visit to Baghdad on Tuesday by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo unsettled the Iraqi government and stoked rather than reduced anxietie(...)

Germany’s two biggest listed lenders said there were too many hurdles to justify pursuing a complex deal that would have formed the euro zone’s second-largest lender with €1.8 trillion in assets and 140,000 employees.

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have abandoned their merger talks, bowing to shareholder concerns and employee resistance in a move that could open the (...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke about launching “a powerful information war” to counter Kremlin propaganda in militant-controlled areas.

Western leaders have congratulated Volodymyr Zelenskiy on his landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election and pledged continued support for K(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

Politicians and religious leaders were united in their shock and condemnation of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts in Sri Lanka which have left 207 dead a(...)

A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday for 29 German tourists who died after their bus veered off a steep road, as Germany’s foreign minist(...)

Economic horizon: The sun rises behind a processing plant at a quarry pond near Goettingen in Rosdorf, western Germany. Photograph:  Swen Pförtner / dpa / AFP

The German government cut its 2019 growth forecast for the second time within three months on Wednesday, reflecting a worsening slowdown in Europe’s l(...)

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