article 25 May 2015 World, France
EU crunch time: Cameron invites Juncker to Chequers

David Cameron prepares for talks with the European Commission president as he continues his "charm offensive" for EU reform.

post 18 May 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece: Europe's last-ditch effort to keep it in euro?

After a weekend of leak and counter-leak, today has seen another dramatic development: the leak to a newspaper of the European Commission's proposal to break the Greece logjam.

post 08 May 2015
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Election 2015: restive UK holds on tight for unintended consequences

The fear factor worked. Go to bed with Nigel and you wake up in a love triangle with Ed and Nicola was a prospect that cowed voters into the foetal position of continuity.

article 07 May 2015 Germany
German strikes put unions and politicians at loggerheads

Once lauded as a model of employee-worker relations, Germany is being rocked by a series of strikes, and politicians are now moving to curb the legal powers of trade unions.

article 06 May 2015 World, France
Germanwings crash co-pilot 'practised rapid descent'

The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps, killing 150 people, reportedly practised a descent on the previous flight.

article 13 April 2015 Culture, Germany
GŁnter Grass: Nobel-winning novelist dies aged 87

Praised by politicians and fellow authors as a true giant and an inspiration, German author GŁnter Grass has died.

article 03 April 2015 World, France
Germanwings: second black box suggests crash was deliberate

French BEA aviation investigators say that evidence from a second Germanwings black box suggests that the crash, which killed 150 people, was deliberate.

article 01 April 2015 World, France
A member of the recovery team searches through crash debris on the mountainside (Reuters)
Germanwings crash: 'video found' of plane's final moments

A German newspaper reports that it has seen mobile phone footage shot by a passenger showing the final seconds of the Germanwings Airbus A320 before it crashed into the French Alps.

article 31 March 2015 World, France
Germanwings crash: search for the second black box

Recovery teams in the French Alps build a new road to access the wreckage and remains of the Germanwings crash, as 80 different strands of victims' DNA are identified.

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