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Attacks in Germany: four strikes in a week

Berlin - Germany is reeling after a spate of bloody attacks in the south of the country in the last week.

Nice massacre reopens divisions in French society

Paris - The Bastille Day attack in Nice -- the third terrorist massacre to hit France in 18 months -- has sparked anger and racism, putting further strain on an already tense political atmosphere.

Syrian migrant killed by own bomb near German music festival

Ansbach - A Syrian migrant set off an explosive device near an open-air music festival in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others, authorities said Monday, the third attack to hit the region in a week.

One dead, 11 injured by blast in German city of Ansbach: report

Berlin - One person was killed and 11 injured by an explosion at a restaurant in the southern German city of Ansbach on Sunday night, DPA reported, citing local police.

Teenage friend of Munich gunman arrested: Police

Munich - German police said on Sunday they had arrested a 16-year-old Afghan friend of the gunman who killed nine people in a rampage at a shopping centre in Munich.

Hollande seeks to defuse row over Nice security

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Monday sought to defuse a row over allegations his government tried to alter a security report after the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.

Munich gunman 'planned shooting for a year'

Munich - The teenager who shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall spent a year planning the rampage but selected his victims at random, officials said Sunday.

Germany grapples with enigma of Munich gunman

Munich - Investigators were seeking clues Sunday into the mind of gunman David Ali Sonboly, the teen author of one of Germany's bloodiest killing sprees.

Social media a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

Munich - Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms.

Norway's Breivik, the inspiration behind Munich attack?

Paris - German police on Saturday said there was an "obvious" link between the actions of a teen gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Munich, and those of Norwegian far-right mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik.

Munich mall killer was quiet boy obsessed with killing sprees

Munich - Neighbours have remembered Munich mall killer David Ali Sonboly as a quiet, helpful boy, but a more complex picture emerged on Saturday of a bullied teen who had spent many hours researching killing sprees.

Munich pulls together after shopping mall shooting

Munich - In the chaos after the Munich mall shooting, city residents spontaneously offered shelter to strangers -- a move that Chancellor Angela Merkel said showed that Germany's strength lies in its values.

Three Turks among Munich shooting dead: foreign minister

Ankara - Three Turkish citizens were among the nine people killed in Germany's Munich mall shooting, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday.

Three Kosovans among dead in Munich shooting

Pristina - Three Kosovans were among the nine people killed in a shooting rampage by a German-Iranian gunman at a busy Munich shopping centre, the foreign ministry said Saturday."Three citizens of Kosovo are among the victims of the shooting in Munich.

Munich gunman 'obsessed' with mass killings, had links to Breivik

Munich - The lone teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers such as Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.

French police ask Nice to destroy CCTV images of attack

Nice - French police have asked authorities in the city of Nice to destroy CCTV footage that captured last week's truck attack that killed 84 people.

Hollande defends minister under fire over Nice attack

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Friday defended his government from accusations it relaxed its anti-terror defences after the Euro championships, and announced plans to arm the fight against the Islamic State group which claimed the Nice attack.

Nice killer and suspected accomplices: what we know

Paris - Truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had long plotted the carnage in the French city of Nice that killed 84 people, with the assistance of five suspects, prosecutor Francois Molins said Thursday.

Five suspects charged, held over Nice attack: Prosecutor

Paris - French judges on Thursday charged five suspects who were in contact with truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in the lead-up to the Nice attack that left 84 people dead, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Nice killer and suspected accomplices: What we know

Paris - Truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had long plotted the carnage in the French city of Nice that killed 84 people, with the assistance of five suspects who are now in custody, prosecutor Francois Molins said Thursday.

'I was ready to die' says man who tried to stop Nice attacker

Paris - When a Nice airport worker saw a truck thundering past him on the city's promenade, crushing pedestrians in its path, he did not join the fleeing crowds but instead gave chase on his scooter.

French truck attack was planned for months, with accomplices

Paris - French truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had long plotted the carnage that killed 84 people, with the assistance of five suspects who are in custody, prosecutor Francois Molins said Thursday.

IS group can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts

Paris - Not all jihadists are psychopaths, and not all psychopaths turn violent.

France probes possible security failings in Nice attack

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday promised "truth and transparency" from an inquiry into allegations of lax security the night of the Bastille Day attack in Nice that killed 84 people.

Mali renews state of emergency after deadly attack

Bamako - The Malian government on Thursday declared a state of emergency, a day after an attack in the centre of the country left 17 soldiers dead and 35 wounded.

Hollande says boosted reserve force could form 'National Guard'

Saint-astier - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that a call to boost reserve forces had paved the way to a "National Guard.

Doubt cast on German train attacker's nationality

Berlin - German authorities cast doubt Wednesday on whether a teenager who went on an axe rampage on a Bavarian train was really an Afghan refugee, saying he might have been from Pakistan.

French lawmakers vote to extend state of emergency

Paris - French lawmakers voted massively Wednesday to extend a state of emergency as President Francois Hollande said that a call to boost reserve forces had paved the way towards a "National Guard.

French PM warns that 'there will be other attacks'

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Tuesday that the country can expect more attacks and deaths and will have to "learn to live with the threat".

German train axe attacker 'left IS video'

Berlin - The Islamic State group Tuesday released a video purportedly featuring a 17-year-old Afghan refugee who went on an axe rampage on a German train, injuring five people, two critically.
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