Derek Scally

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German chancellor Angela Merkel during the New Year reception  at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

At the height of the migrant crisis in Europe in summer 2015, German chancellor Angela Merkel met Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and asked him what was (...)

 People gathering at a makeshift memorial on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 17th in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead. FIle photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

1. As Europe’s migration crisis continued unabated, European correspondent Suzanne Lynch reported in February from the Kilis refugee camp on Turkey’s (...)

Protesters with a picture of Andrzej Rzeplinski, the outgoing head of Poland’s constitutional court, at an anti-government rally in front of the court  in Warsaw. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

In the chilly gloom of Warsaw’s Dominican Friars church, three confessionals are doing a roaring pre-Christmas trade – on a Monday evening. As people(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “No matter how this turns out, there is no good outcome for Merkel.”  Photograph: Michael Kappeler/EPA

Dressed in black and wearing a bleak expression, Angela Merkel had her darkest day on Tuesday, a day before the winter solstice. As millions of Germa(...)

Rescue workers stand at the scene where a truck ploughed through a crowd in Berlin. Photograph: Reuters

Guten morgen. Berlin has symbolised many things over the centuries - many good and, sadly, many bad. All of the fault lines of 20th-century history s(...)

Protesters gather for the fourth day to demonstrate against new media regulations in front of the Sejm building in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka

Polish MP Michal Szczerba is still surprised he sparked the latest round in his country’s worsening constitutional crisis. It was Friday evening and (...)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he visited victims of the football stadium bombings in Istanbul. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer, pool photo via AP

Austria has threatened to freeze EU accession talks with Turkey in protest at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on the Turkish opposition sin(...)

Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel speaks during the 29th annual congress of the party in Essen. Photograph: Volker Hartmann/Getty Images

Angela Merkel’s announcement that full veils should be banned in public “wherever possible” signals a reversal in her position on the issue and an att(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: Gmail users   grant Google a “worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify  . . . publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute” their content. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Google has many business interests but it has yet to get into performance art. The canny Californians hedge their bets, though, and should they wish t(...)

On World View this week, Lara Marlowe and Derek Scally report from Paris and Berlin on how Europe’s populist right, emboldened by Donald Trump’s victo(...)

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