Derek Scally

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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(...)

Bomb plotting suspect Jaber al-Bakr apparently took his own life in a detention centre in Leipzig. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Saxony’s police and state government have come under fire after an Islamic State bombing suspect was found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide, b(...)

Fears that Deutsche Bank might struggle to pay a multibillion US fine for misselling securities have sparked weeks of stock market turbulence. Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Germany’s leading blue-chip companies are reportedly lining up to take a €5 billion stake in Deutsche Bank if the ailing Frankfurt lender needs to be (...)

 Deutsche Bank  shares fell lower than they were during the banking crisis and down some 50 per cent this year. Shares closed on Monday at €10.55: last October they were €27.975

A defensive Deutsche Bank battled a massive share sell-off on Monday amid speculation over the financial health of Germany’s biggest financial institu(...)

A woman cooks at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, Greece. The camp hosts about 600 refugees and migrants. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo

One year ago, the EU laid out its plan for member states to take their fair share of asylum seekers in response to the refugee crisis. Today it is (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after an EU summit n Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Last October, a 26-year-old fireman helped put out a fire at an asylum home in the western city of Hagen. A week ago he was sentenced to six years in (...)

About 600 people in 120 caravans arrived in  the town of Ginsheim-Gustavsburg (above), southwest of Frankfurt,  and camped on a site beside the Rhine. File photograph: Wikimedia Commons

Following an Irish Times report about some Irish Travellers’ uncivil behaviour on a summer pilgrimage through Germany, a Co Wexford letter writer wond(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. “He’s what you call a leader,” according to former mayor of New York Rudy Guiliani. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/EPA

In the last five years there has been a remarkable rise in membership of the Vladimir Putin fan club. Donald Trump’s admiration is on the record, as i(...)

Return to Montauk: Colm Tóibín and Volker Schlöndorff in New York. Photograph: Franziska Strauss

It takes less than three hours to drive from Brooklyn to the fishing port of Montauk, on the far tip of Long Island. But for Colm Tóibín it has been a(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and British prime minister Theresa May at their first formal meeting in Berlin. Amid the smiles, it was the first frisson of tension. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has warned her government will not be rushed into applying to leave the EU because London – and other European capi(...)

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