‘Adults in the room’: Greens surge across Europe as centre-left flounders | World news

In conservative Bavaria, the Greens doubled their vote in state elections to become the second largest party. In Belgium’s local elections they achieved record scores of more than 30% and finished first in several Brussels districts, and runners-up overall. In Luxembourg’s general election they increased their tally of MPs by 50%. The elections in three …

Britons may need visas to visit France after no-deal Brexit, says Paris as draft law published – Politics live | Politics

In one central question, the question of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, there is as yet unfortunately no breakthrough. We’re not just talking here about the integrity of the single market, but the preservation of the Good Friday agreement which ended violence on the island 20 years ago. Everyone who’s ever been involved …

France 2-1 Germany, Brazil 1-0 Argentina and more – as it happened | Football

Brazil: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Arthur, Casemiro, Coutinho; Jesus, Firmino, Neymar Argentina: Romero; Saravia, Otamendia, Pezzella, Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Battaglia, Paredes; Dybala, Icardi, Correa France: Lloris; Pavard, Kimpembe, Varane, Lucas; Kante, Pogba, Matuidi; Mbappe, Giroud, Griezmann Germany: Neuer; Kehrer, Hummels, Sule, Ginter; Kimmich, Kroos, Schulz; Sane, Werner, Gnabry Belgium: Mignolet; Alderweireld, Boyata, Denayer; …

Merkel’s Bavarian allies brace for bruising in state election | World news

Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies are heading for their worst state election result in more than 60 years in a regional vote on Sunday that is likely to increase tensions within Germany’s fragile coalition government. According to the latest polls, the Christian Social Union (CSU) should win around 34% of the vote, losing the absolute majority …

Man held over killing of Bulgarian journalist ‘admits attacking her’ | World news

A 21-year-old man arrested over the killing of a Bulgarian television journalist has confessed to attacking her, but denies raping and robbing her, German prosecutors have said. Severin Krasimirov, a Bulgarian citizen, was apprehended on Tuesday evening outside Hamburg on a European arrest warrant in connection with the death of Viktoria Marinova. Marinova’s body was …

Nations League: 10 things to look out for in the international matches | Football

1) Montenegro and Serbia make history Twelve years after Montenegro achieved independence and 11 years after they were formally recognised by Fifa, they meet Serbia for the first time. The match is, according to goalkeeper Danijel Petkovic, the biggest in the nation’s history. After two games the teams are level on points at the top …

‘Shocking’ sexual abuse of children by German clergy detailed in report | World news

A “shocking” report into the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy in Germany is “probably only the tip of the iceberg”, the country’s justice minister has said. The German Catholic church presented the results of an investigation into decades of sexual abuse of children on Tuesday afternoon. The report details the cases of 3,677 …

Wales v Republic of Ireland, Germany v France and more: Nations League – live!

Live updates as Uefa’s new tournament gets under way Ten things to look out for in this week’s internationals You can email Paul here or tweet him here 8.00pm BST 13 min: The early exchanges in Germany have been surprisingly low quality. Germany are the more muscular side and France quite coy but both have …

In one city, two faces of Germany confront each other over migration | World news

A week after violent clashes that shook Germany and echoed round the world, demonstrators took to the streets of Chemnitz again on Saturday, for the latest round of a high-profile, high-stakes battle over the soul and future of their country. Thousands of people, arms linked and chanting, marched down a street where a week ago …

Fear in Chemnitz: ‘I’m used to neo-Nazis, but not my neighbour mixing with them in broad daylight’ | World news

Packing away her metal trays of breads and biscuits in Chemnitz’s Peukert bakery, famous for its century-old recipes, the shop assistant says she is glad it is closing time. Outside, police and protesters are gathering ahead of the latest far-right rally. “We’ve been here before,” she says, pulling down the window blinds and shrugging, saying …