Thousands evacuate German city amid effort to defuse huge WWII bomb

Dec 26, 2016

Thousands evacuate German city amid effort to defuse huge WWII bomb

Thousands of people in the southern German city of Augsburg have left Christmas presents and decorations behind, forced to evacuate while authorities disarm a large World War II aerial bomb. The bomb was uncovered last week during construction work in the city’s historic central ...

Tunisia arrests Berlin attacker's nephew

Dec 25, 2016

Tunisia arrests Berlin attacker's nephew

Tunisia on Saturday said it had arrested the nephew of Anis Amri, the suspected Berlin truck attacker gunned down by Italian police, as Germany searched for the jihadi’s possible accomplices. Tunisia’s interior ministry said the nephew and two other suspects, aged between 18 and ...

Hamburg has become a magnet for foodies, arts

Dec 24, 2016

Hamburg has become a magnet for foodies, arts

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For centuries, the port city of Hamburg was a powerhouse in maritime trade. These days, Germany’s second-largest city is still the country’s main entry point for exotic goods. But it’s also a magnet for foodies, fans of the arts and folks who prefer to ...

Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed in shootout in Italy

Dec 23, 2016

Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed in shootout in Italy

The Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin was killed early Friday in a shootout with police in Milan, ending a Europe-wide manhunt, Italy’s interior minister said. Checks conducted after the shootout showed “the person killed, without ...

Troubled Berlin attack suspect sought better life in Europe

Dec 23, 2016

Troubled Berlin attack suspect sought better life in Europe

Desperate and drifting, Anis Amri took the path trodden by countless other North African teenagers: an illegal boat journey to Europe in hopes of a better life. He fell into crime instead — and is now suspect No. 1 in the deadly Berlin truck ...

No perfect shield against vehicle attacks, terrorism experts warn

Dec 21, 2016

No perfect shield against vehicle attacks, terrorism experts warn

Even the best-laid security plans cannot protect an open-air event against the lethal potency of a truck attack like those carried out in Berlin and Nice, experts say. The sheer scope of places, demonstrations and public gatherings needing protection is such that the risk ...