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Wednesday 08 January 2014
The former midfielder, who was capped 52 times by Germany, has received widespread support
Northern Ireland peace process talks end in stalemate after last-ditch overnight negotiations fail to meet end-of-year deadline
Tuesday 31 December 2013
No consensus reached on final set of proposals to deal with flags, disputed parades and the legacy of the Troubles
Thursday 05 December 2013
Tony Paterson finds out if it really is easier to open a brothel than a chip shop in Saarbrücken
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Tricky hurdle remains for Merkel as Social Democrats must get approval of 470,000 members before she can be sworn in
Tuesday 26 November 2013
State secrecy law carrying threat of 10-year jail term criticised as attack on democracy but PM denies trying to gag press
Friday 22 November 2013
Tributes paid to Father Alec Reid, trusted go-between of both the IRA and British Government
Bernard Ingham says Northerners who loathe the Tories are ‘demented’. Perhaps I can put him straight...
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Slashing the welfare state and cutting taxes on the wealthy was never going to play well
Amid the Bayern Munich celebrations after a remarkable year, Uli Hoeness is reduced to tears over his ongoing tax scandal
Thursday 14 November 2013
The president of the treble winners has been overwhelmed with the solidarity the club has displayed
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Ed Balls steamed up after presenting David Cameron with a perfect birthday gift
Wednesday 09 October 2013
It all started so amiably. Not only did Ed Miliband wish David Cameron a happy birthday, but both men fell over themselves to congratulate Professor Peter Higgs of boson fame for winning a Nobel Prize. And then, to borrow a term from Prof Higgs’ branch of physics, it all reverted to the Standard Model of PM’s Questions: half-truths, dodgy statistics and old quotes to show your adversary once thought the opposite of what he says now.
Thursday 03 October 2013
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo author, who died in 2004, penned A Darker Shade when he was just 17 years old
Monday 30 September 2013
The new Irish passport includes verses in Ulster Scots as well as a map of the entire island for the first time.
Saturday 28 September 2013
Merkel's Christan Democratic Union needs a new junior partner after its last partner dropped out of parliament entirely
Tuesday 24 September 2013
German voters have spoken and put the veteran Chancellor in pole position to form the next coalition government of the eurozone’s dominant economy. Ben Chu examines the decisions and dilemmas facing Angela Merkel in the wake of her party’s Bundestag victory
Saturday 21 September 2013
Angela Merkel is in a fight to clinch a new term for her ruling coalition despite enjoying overwhelming popularity and leading an economy that is the envy of Europe.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Erna Solberg, who is poised to become Prime Minister after the Labour premier conceded defeat in an election, faces tough negotiations with three other right-wing parties to form a government.
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
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