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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(...)

Speaking in Berlin, Dr Joachim Pfeiffer said he hoped  border controls and customs checkpoints could be avoided, but this would require major concession by London. Photograph: Maxwells

Promises by the United Kingdom that a hard Border on the island of Ireland will not be needed after Brexit happens are “illusory”, a top ally of Chan(...)

Jens Weidmann became the youngest ever Bundesbank president in 2011. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Vast windows line one wall of Jens Weidmann’s bright Bundesbank office, overlooking Frankfurt’s spectacular high-rise skyline as it gleams in the earl(...)

The bridges across the  Rhine river connecting Strasbourg with Kehl, Germany. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

As Germans look anxiously to the west, to the May 7th presidential run-off, the river Rhine has rarely seemed as wide. Even if French voters avoid th(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s team busafter it was hit by three explosions in Dortmund, Germany, on Tuesday. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

German prosecutors have confirmed a “likely” Islamist terrorist link to the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus on Tuesday. The attack saw (...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel:  The moment Germany fell out of love with Britain is perhaps the moment she fell in love with the EU. Photograph: Stephanie Le Coq/EPA

David Cameron never noticed Angela Merkel’s bemused smile during his inaugural visit to Berlin. It was May 2010 and, as would become his wont on such (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin last July. File photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will meet German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin next Thursday to discuss the European Union’s Brexit strategy and Ireland’s c(...)

US president Donald Trump greets visitors touring the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

On this week’s edition of World View, Suzanne Lynch reports from Washington, DC, on another eventful, confounding week in Donald Trump’s America. Sh(...)

Police officers guard a car in front of a business building in Heidelberg, western Germany, where a driver ploughed into pedestrians before being shot by police on Saturday. Photograph: Rene Priebe/EPA

Minutes after the attack on Saturday afternoon, the trolling began. A 35-year-old man driving a rented car crashed into pedestrians in the southern Ge(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and European Commission president Jean- Claude Juncker at a joint news conference following their meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Enda Kenny has insisted Ireland’s Brexit negotiating position will not be undermined by his looming departure as leader in the coming weeks. And the (...)

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