When it comes to Europe, Germany can't win either way.
Greece takes its medicine.
One thing is clear: if you need bailing out, your voters no longer matter.
Held by the throat.
A punitive deal which makes life hard for the Greek people and which sets dangerous precedents for the eurozone.
Angela Merkel chose domestic politics over foreign policy, and the results could be disastrous.
Unfortunately, the eurozone doesn’t exactly fit together like a puzzle.
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The last-minute bailout deal will keep Greece in the common currency, but at a cost of the dream that was the euro.
Hitting the wall. Greece’s future is still in the balance.
What might feel like a victory this morning for eurozone leaders and lenders has only served to feed a eurosceptic beast.
Under pressure to do a deal: Alexis Tsipras.
Backed into a corner as the banks reached the brink, the Greek prime minister may have fashioned some sort of success, and the prospect of something approaching debt relief a little down the line.
Phone a friend?
Angela Merkel is in a tight spot, and her usual tactics won't work.
The cry from the streets.
Debt relief should not be a divisive bargaining tool. Better that it is a formal part of a structured approach to risks in a currency union.
Tackling the legacy of the men’s game.
The terrible reputation of cheaters, divers, fraudsters and hooligans in the Premier League and beyond may be placing an artificial cap on the growth of the sister sport
More than 84% of households in Berlin rent their home.
Many of the reasons housing is more affordable outside Australia stem from government intervention.
Last week’s G7 meeting showed that turning our backs on fossil fuels altogether is no longer a fringe idea.
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Advocates of climate action have been saying it for years - we need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels completely. And now, the leaders of the world's richest countries have started saying the same.
Impressionistic, subjective snapshots of complex societies are best avoided. And yet when you actually get the chance to live somewhere – even briefly – like most forms of temptation it is difficult to…
The latest climate talks in Bonn, Germany, unexpectedly agreed to a mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation.
The mid year Bonn negotiations for the proposed new global agreement to tackle climate change have just concluded. They will be finalised at the end of the year in Paris. What progress is being made? What are the challenging issues that may end up being a focus of negotiations in Paris? What does the roadmap from here look like?
The G7 leaders are hoping to point the world towards a low-carbon transition.
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G7 leaders have pledged to help end the world's fossil fuel use by the end of the century. It's a laudable aim, but decarbonisation can and should be done by the middle, not the end, of this century.
Laying wreaths in front of the Freedom Wall in Washington on V-E Day 2015.
On Memorial Day, reflecting on the meaning of the 'liberation' of Europe 70 years on.
The EU is asking member states to take just a few thousand refugees each.
How Europe's resettlement plan breaks down in numbers.
Members of the Night Wolves visit the Russian monument in Vienna.
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Commemoration and memory is being re-politicised, and this could have worrying consequences.
Leading from the front. VW management do battle.
When Ferdinand Piech took on Martin Winterkorn, the VW Boardroom looked once again like the scene of a family drama… and it was left to the kids on the factory floor to settle things.
A ‘view from tower’ reveals the long rows of huts at Holsworthy internment camp, where Germans were interned during the First World War.
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The story of the German–Australian community offers an alternative view of Australia’s history as a nation.