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A view of a gas chamber at the museum of the former Nazi camp Stutthof, in Sztutowo, Poland. File photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty Images

Germany’s two latest alleged Nazi war criminals facing trial have never met and, between them, are 195 years old. On Friday a 95-year-old woman was f(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s video conference with EU leaders is focused on co-ordinating how to tackle coronavirus, vaccination strategies, and ‘what is happening with the UK variant in Ireland and other countries’. Photograph: Julien Behal/Handout/EPA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to brief fellow EU leaders on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland on Thursday after the country’s post-Christmas spike in in(...)

The German hairdressers’ association has criticised professional soccer players sporting immaculate hair amid a lockdown that has seen hair salons shut. File photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

As Germans once again grow lockdown moptops, their unemployed hairdressers have criticised professional soccer players sporting immaculate hair. A mo(...)

A protest against  coronavirus restrictions in Frankfurt  on Saturday.  Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

German high street retailers are braced for a stampede – and employers for a wave of sick leave calls – amid a Christmas shopping rush on Monday as a (...)

A military police officer stands guard near a synagogue in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

Austria’s anti-terror agency ignored warnings from Slovakia that the 20-year-old gunman behind Monday’s shooting incident in Vienna in which four peop(...)

A man gesticulates as he protests against a court ruling on tightening the abortion law in Poland, in Warsaw. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty Images

Polish women’s groups and their supporters were braced for violent clashes with police and neo-fascists on Friday night as street protests against an (...)

Friederike Seyfried, director of the Egyptian collection of the Neues Museum in Berlin, points to the damage caused to exhibits. Photograph:  Stefanie Loos/AFP via Getty Images

Berlin police have no motive for post-war Germany’s worst case of art vandalism that has left dozens of works damaged in the capital’s Museum Island c(...)

Organist Fergal Caulfield rehearsing on stage at NCH for a special performance of Faure’s Requiem dedicated to victims of Covid-19.  Photograph: Mark Stedman

Experiencing the performing arts in Ireland, for now, is mostly online. That isn’t the case in many other countries, which worked to find ways in this(...)

(From left to right) Minister for Transport  Eamon Ryan, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin. A few weeks ago Ministers were looking forward to an autumn of cautious reopening. Photograph: PA

Last week’s Cabinet committee on Covid-19 had been dragging on for hours, as Ministers and senior officials grappled with the new reality that public (...)

Ireland’s official Covid tracker app. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The practice of contact tracing was pioneered by Asian countries before being adopted in Europe. It has been particularly effective in Japan and South(...)

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