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Chief mechanic Ueli Portmann loads a software update into a Volkswagen  Amarok. Photograph: EPA

The scandal over diesel emissions continues apace with the German auto industry trying to save face with a promise of engine software updates. Derek S(...)

Underpass in Stuttgart, Germany: The city’s administrative court has ruled that no measures to improve air quality were as effective as outright bans on diesel vehicles, “and that includes so-called retrofit solutions”. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

Stuttgart prides itself as the home of the Daimler car company and the internal combustion engine created by the company’s founders. But now the sout(...)

German Advocate General Juliane Kokott has told the European Court of Justice that Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner was wrong  to say  accountancy trainee Peter Nowak had no right to access the script of a failed exam. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is facing another possible defeat at Europe’s highest court in an eight-year legal marathon over an exam (...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the chairman of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), attends a parliamentary session in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski/via Reuters

Polish political leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has weighed into the bitter standoff over his country’s court reforms, using an emotional late-night parlia(...)

US president Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AFP/Getty Images

The Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg ended with leaders failing to paper over the cracks on climate change or sideline fears of a looming trade war on s(...)

A protester throws an object into a fire at ‘Schanzenviertel’ quarter close to ‘Rote Flora’ building ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Photograph: EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has conceded that meaningful agreement may be impossible amid policy disagreements and shifting global leadership roles at th(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel meets US president Donald Trump on the eve of the G20 summit, in Hamburg, Germany. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with US president Donald Trump on Thursday ahead of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, in an effort to close widen(...)

The entrance of a former barracks ground in Bad Segeberg, near Hamburg.   Photograph: Bodo Marks/AFP/Getty Images

From sailor shore-leave to hen nights, Germany’s port city of Hamburg is notorious for bringing out visitors’ wild side. The escapades of a group of B(...)

Büsingen, Germany’s one and only enclave, surrounded on all sides by Switzerland.

The trout floats motionless in the pristine, glittering river, unaware that it is a Swiss fish in German waters. The fish is similarly oblivious to be(...)

Paris Agreement: Donald Trump departs after announcing the United States’ withdrawal from the climate-change accord. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The United States’ allies have condemned Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, warning that the global climate accord cannot b(...)

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