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German chancellor Angela Merkel: warnmed against depending on hope as a principle. Photograph: REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Germany’s federal states are loosening the Covid-19 lockdown “hastily, too hastily”. The German leader said (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a media briefing on coronavirus, in Berlin on Thursday. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/Pool via Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to stay at home over Easter despite “cautious optimism” that movement restrictions are slowing the spread o(...)

 A picture taken in May 2000 shows Martin Norz (C) as Jesus Christ  during a rehearsal of the passion play in Oberammergau, Germany. File photograph: Daniel Samanns/AFP/Getty Images

Several times a week, during the cold months in Berlin, I think of Oberammergau. The pretty Bavarian town comes to mind every time I arrive home to a(...)

French mounted police at  Ile Saint-Louis in Paris  on the 21st day of France’s  strict lockdown.  Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

The negation of the basic values of liberté, égalité and fraternité has brought out the rebellious streak in the French, and heightened perennial tens(...)

Stephen Molloy and Gunnar Rönsch, partners in Fundamental Berlin

When Germany announced a massive package of measures on Monday to cushion the devastating effects of coronavirus on Europe’s largest economy, Stephen (...)

A CureVac office in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Armando Babano/EPA

The main shareholder of a German company developing a vaccine for coronavirus has dismissed a buy-up approach by the US government. CureVac, a biotec(...)

Holocaust survivor Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald (90) during the opening of the exhibition Deported to Auschwitz – Sheindi Ehrenwald’s Notes at the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

Nearly 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz a 90-year-old survivor has come forward with her eyewitness diary, detailing her deportation from Hu(...)

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23rd, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Columnist Jennifer O’Connell’s comment piece about Greta Thunberg is the most read Irish Times article of 2019 and the most read in the history of the(...)

A file photograph of the jewellery showcase targeted in a raid on Dresden’s  Green Vault  treasury, in  Germany. File photograph: David Brandt/Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden/EPA

Dresden’s Green Vault treasury is to remain closed for an unspecified period after a spectacular heist early on Monday morning saw priceless objects s(...)

A reconstruction of the 1970 tunnel beneath the Berlin Wall, now open to the public. Photograph: ©Berliner Unterwelten e.V./Holger Happel

The ragged opening in the sandy Berlin soil looks less like an escape tunnel and more like a ghostly, passage grave. For four decades it sat under the(...)

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