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Global markets tumbled after the arrest in Canada of a top executive at Chinese telecoms group Huawei fanned concern over the ability of the US and China to make their trade truce permanent

A global stock market slump wiped €2.5 billion off Irish stocks on Thursday as Ireland’s main stock index fell 3.11 per cent. Markets tumbled after th(...)

Guards at the Poland-Ukraine Border

The surest way to raise a smile on a Polish border guard’s face is to mention Brexit buzzwords like “frictionless” and “invisible”. Brexit talks remai(...)

 Cardinal Reinhard Marx speaks to the media after a press conference  in Fulda, Germany. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

German investigators say they were left “shaken” by the scale of clerical sex abuse and institutional cover-up in Germany’s Catholic Church. Speakin(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement following an agreement over the weekend on the fate of domestic intelligence head Hans-Georg Maassen, in Berlin. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

It doesn’t take long to summarise what has happened since, exactly a year ago, Germans elected a new federal government. First, German politicians sp(...)

Pope Francis has called an emergency meeting of bishops’ conference heads  from across the world next February. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Pope Francis has called an emergency meeting of senior bishops from across the world next February as a new investigation uncovered evidence of at lea(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking up where she left off: demanding far-reaching reform of the EU’s so-called Dubl(...)

Dried sunflowers are pictured in a field in eastern Germany. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

After months of drought, temperatures reached 36 degrees in Germany on Tuesday, prompting farmers to demand €1 billion in emergency state aid to cover(...)

“She’s wrecked”: German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Germany may no longer be soccer world champions, but the country remains the place to beat for media mood swings - from self-love to self-lo(...)

Craw is a new arts and performance festival launching this month in Berlin. Photograph:  Turlach O Broin

Karl Marx Strasse in Berlin’s Neukölln district is usually abuzz with Turks and tattooed hipsters, but not on this sultry Sunday afternoon. The real (...)

Volkswagen faces up to €10 billion in civil suits brought by shareholders who accuse the company of failing to inform them in a timely manner of looming problems in the company.

German prosecutors have given Volkswagen six weeks to pay a €1 billion penalty to close the diesel manipulation investigation against the car giant. (...)

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