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Germany readies security reforms after Berlin attack

Berlin - German ministers on Tuesday announced plans for security reforms in response to the deadly jihadist attack on a Berlin Christmas market, including electronic ankle bracelets for extremists considered potentially violent.

Poland honours Briton who raised funds for slain trucker's family

London - Poland's embassy in London on Monday honoured the British trucker who raised nearly £200,000 (230,000 euros, $243,000) for the family of a Polish driver killed in the Berlin truck attack last month.

Suspects arrested in Tunisia not linked to Berlin attack

Tunis - The nephew of the prime suspect in last month's Berlin market attack and three others arrested in Tunisia were not linked to the carnage, a prosecution spokesman said Saturday.

Gun used by Amri matches Berlin Christmas attack weapon

Rome - Tunisian suspect Anis Amri smuggled the weapon used in the Berlin Christmas market attack across borders to Italy and used it in the shoot-out in which he was killed, Italian police said Wednesday.

Germany plans security overhaul after Berlin attack

Berlin - Germany's interior minister on Tuesday outlined plans for a security services overhaul, seeking greater federal powers on domestic intelligence and quicker expulsions of illegal migrants following the Berlin truck attack.

Germany arrests Syrian over alleged car bomb plot

Berlin - German authorities said Monday that police had arrested a Syrian man who had allegedly asked the Islamic State jihadist group to fund an attack using explosives-packed vehicles.

Nightlife hotspots under attack

Paris - The New Year's Eve carnage in which 39 people were killed at an Istanbul nightclub is the latest attack by Islamic militants on places where people gather to dance.

Nightlife hotspots under attack

Paris - The New Year's Eve carnage in which 39 people were killed at an Istanbul nightclub is the latest attack by Islamic militants on places where people gather to dance.

Nightlife hotspots under attack

Paris - The New Year's Eve carnage in which 39 people were killed at an Istanbul nightclub is the latest attack by Islamic militants on places where people gather to dance.

A year of deadly attacks in Turkey

Istanbul - Thirty-nine people were killed in Istanbul on Sunday when a gunman went on a shooting rampage in an upmarket nightclub as revellers celebrated the New Year.

A year of deadly attacks in Turkey

Istanbul - Thirty-nine people were killed in Istanbul on Sunday when a gunman went on a shooting rampage in an upmarket nightclub as revellers celebrated the New Year.

Israeli killed, another injured in Istanbul attack

Jerusalem - An Israeli woman was killed and another injured in the New Year attack at an Istanbul nightclub that left at least 39 people dead, Israel's foreign ministry said Sunday.

IS-claimed attack in southern Iraq kills at least seven

Najaf - An attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a police checkpoint in southern Iraq left at least seven people dead on Sunday, officials said.

Istanbul nightclub attack kills 35 in New Year carnage

Istanbul - Thirty-five people were killed when a gunman reportedly dressed as Santa Claus stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016.

Horns blare as Polish trucker killed before Berlin attack buried

Poland - Truckers honked their horns across Poland in homage to Lukasz Urban, the registered driver of the lorry hijacked in the Berlin Christmas market attack, who was buried on Friday.

Berlin truck attacker 'considered going to Rome'

Rome - Suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri considered heading to Rome before finally plumping for Milan where police shot him dead, Italian media reported Friday.

Man wrongly arrested for Berlin attack fears for family: report

London - The Pakistani man wrongly arrested for the Berlin truck attack on Friday said he had told German police he could not even drive and was now afraid for the safety of his family back home.

ELN rebels kill cop, wound five: Colombian govt

Estanzuela - Colombia accused the ELN rebels Thursday of killing a Bogota policeman, then hiding explosives by his body and detonating them when colleagues rushed to his side, wounding five.

Germany frees only suspect in Christmas market attack

Berlin - German police Thursday freed a Tunisian man initially believed to be an accomplice in the Christmas market attack, as details emerged of how security services underestimated the threat posed by suspected jihadist killer Anis Amri.

German anti-terror services 'ranked Amri a low threat'

Berlin - German anti-terrorism experts believed Berlin truck attack suspect Anis Amri was unlikely to commit an assault, even though he was a known Islamist who had volunteered for a suicide attack, a report said Thursday.

Police with machine guns to secure Berlin New Year festive zone

Berlin - German authorities are beefing up security for New Year's eve celebrations in Berlin on Saturday after last week's truck attack, deploying police with machine guns and securing the festive zone around the Brandenburg Gate with concrete slabs.

Berlin truck attack: what we know, open questions

Berlin - Tunisian Anis Amri, 24, is the suspected jihadist attacker who on December 19 ploughed a hijacked truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people including the Polish lorry driver.

Berlin attacker took bus from Netherlands to France

Paris - Suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri travelled by bus from the Netherlands to France before heading to Italy where police shot him dead, sources close to the investigation said Wednesday.

German police detain alleged contact of Berlin truck attacker

Berlin - German police Wednesday detained a Tunisian they believe "could have been involved" in the Berlin Christmas market attack, with alleged links to Anis Amri, the suspected assailant shot dead in Italy last week.

CCTV confirms Berlin attacker transited France: probe source

Paris - Surveillance footage confirms that Anis Amri, the suspected Berlin truck attacker gunned down by Italian police, transited through the French city of Lyon by train, a source close to the investigation said.

German petition urges honour for dead Polish truck driver

Berlin - Calls grew in Germany on Monday for the government to posthumously honour the Polish truck driver who is believed to have saved many lives during the Christmas market attack.More than 33,000 people had signed an online petition at Change.

Tunisia arrests nephew, two others linked to Berlin suspect: ministry

Tunis - Tunisia arrested the nephew of the suspected Berlin truck attacker and two other jihadist suspects who are "connected" to the Tunisian assailant Anis Amri, the interior ministry said Saturday.

What was the Berlin attack suspect doing in Milan?

Sesto San Giovanni - Nobody comes to Sesto San Giovanni by chance, say the residents of this dreary working-class Milan suburb where police caught up with Berlin market attack suspect Anis Amri.So why, Italy wonders, did Europe's most wanted man end up here?

Fears over Germany's growing jihadist scene

Berlin - Berlin's Christmas market truck rampage was the deadly jihadist attack Germany had long feared, as security services have warned of the growth of a shadowy Islamist scene.

Berlin truck attack: the investigation so far

Berlin - Tunisia said Saturday it had arrested three men linked to the suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker, including his nephew. Here is what we know about the case so far.
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