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A German official said: "We just saw impressive, but also, of course, nightmarish, images. ... "But due to the experience of the past years throughout Europe and also worldwide and unfortunately also in Germany and in Bavaria we know that it can happen and that we need to be prepared for such situations. Munich
The first involved inciting a 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy to target a Christmas market in Ludwigshafen. The child tried but failed to detonate an explosive belt at the market in 2016. The second was a plot to use his 17-year-old wife to bomb the Ramstein Air Froce Base in Germany, America's biggest and ... Munich

German hospitality stakeholders identify a specific trend of the sector. The number of hotels in Germany is decreasing, but the number of guest beds goes up. Nearly 700 new hotels are planned to be built in the next three years, with 100,000 rooms, representing almost 17 billion euros of investment. Munich
Police in Berlin have no concrete evidence that a half marathon in Berlin held on Sunday could have been the target of a planned terrorist attack, police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf told German Press Agency. "For runners and participants and personnel there was never a danger," he said. Munich
"The West will not be able to free itself from terror. The West will sink as it feeds these terrorists.” Later reports from Germany suggested the perpetrator of the attack which killed two people and injured about 20 was a German with mental health problems. The authorities said there was no indication it was an ... Munich
BERLIN -- Authorities say a van crashed into a crowd Saturday outside a popular bar in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others. The driver of the ... Germany has experienced a number of terror attacks in recent years, including through the use of vehicles. In December 2016, a ... Munich

Germany Car Crash Leaves Several Injured ... To the German city of Muenster now, where police say a vehicle has crashed into a crowd, killing several people and injuring others. For more on this ... That said, a police spokesperson has said that they're not ruling out that this could, in fact, be a terror attack. Munich
According to Germany's Interior Ministry, it accounts for 60 percent of all entries made that year. Dr. Niovi Vavoula, a legal scholar at Queen Mary University of London who studies the use of the database, revealed that there's a significant divergence in laws in member states in case of reporting foreigners ... Munich
Renowned German jihadi Denis Cuspert has been killed in Syria, at least according to a pro-"Islamic State" propaganda news site. ... Cuspert had often called for terror attacks in Europe and appeared to be a spokesman to recruit German-speaking Islamic extremists, sometimes through violent videos. Munich
They said a firm trial date is necessary because it would enable planning by many of the victims and families located throughout the United States and overseas, including in Argentina, Belgium and Germany. The government said there is "a strong desire for closure" among those harmed by the attacks in ... Munich
Fuchs said that a heightened risk of a terror attack was the reason for creating the second base. “When one looks at similar terror situations across Europe, one sees that the capital city was often hit. We certainly need to equip ourselves in the capital better,” he said. “The goal is clear: that the GSG 9 have ... Munich
Terror attack survivor forges bonds with wounded warriors .... Brewer said he wasn't armed but moved forward and saw Uka freeze, his eyes full of fear as German police officers closed in. ... The 21-year-old native of Kosovo, who had lived in Germany since infancy, was sentenced to life in prison. Munich
An Austrian teenager has been charged with persuading a 12-year-old boy in neighbouring Germany to carry out a failed suicide bombing attack on a ... of several brought by prosecutors in a 55-page indictment, in which he is accused of attempted murder, incitement to murder and planning terror attacks. Munich
Austrian Teen Charged For Plotting Terror Attack With 12-Year-Old in Germany ... A n Austrian teenager has been charged on several terror-related counts, including inciting and instructing a 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy to carry out an attack on a Christmas market, Austrian press agency APA reported on ... Munich
An Austrian teenager has been charged on several terror-related counts, including inciting and instructing a 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy to carry out an attack on a Christmas market, Austrian press agency APA reported Sunday. The Vienna prosecution authority accuses the now 18-year-old Austrian boy ... Munich
Schaefer was apparently in Germany visiting her brother, and fellow Holocaust denier, Alfred Schaefer so she could view the trial of Sylvia Stolz. Stolz is an infamous German Holocaust denier who has been previously jailed for openly denying the genocide—it is illegal to deny the Holocaust in Germany ... Munich
The large migrant influx to Germany in recent years has fuelled a rise in violent crime, according to the findings of a new government report. Rejected ... Violent crime rose by 10.4 per cent between 2014 and 2016 in Lower Saxony, the German state chosen for the study. The rise coincides with Mrs Merkel's ... Munich

It also notes that terror attacks “cannot be ruled out” in many countries, including Greece, Croatia and Portugal. The 2017 Global Terrorism Index recently named popular holiday destinations including Thailand, India, Philippines, Turkey and Egypt as among the top 20 riskiest countries. Iraq, where seven of ... Munich
August Hanning, who ran Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) from 1998-2005, has warned the country will face a significant security threat “as long as we let people come into the country without identity papers”. Mr Hanning told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag: “As the terrorist attacks and ... Munich
ISTANBUL • One year after a terror attack at an elite Istanbul nightclub left 39 dead, Turkey yesterday mounted its tightest security operations to usher in ... extremist group, was another body blow to Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a year of terror attacks by militants and Kurdish rebels ... Munich
Having witnessed four terror attacks in 2017, London is preparing for its annual fireworks show on the banks of the river Thames, which is expected to ... In Germany a higher police presence will be felt than usual, while Berlin will see the introduction of a “safe zone” for women who are feeling harassed or ... Munich
Jakartan woman Dewi Mustika lost her husband Taher Amir Oali in a terror attack. Her husband, Taher Amir Oali, was on his way to Starbuck's cafe for a business meeting when an ISIS-inspired suicide bomber blew himself up. The Canadian-Algerian audiologist joined the crowd watching black smoke ... Munich
German authorities said he earlier left a bag with gas canisters and grill lighters outside the headquarters of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union. News agency dpa reports that prosecutors said the man had been chosen for Germany's annual micro census. He refused to participate and ... Munich
Those travelling to countries including Germany, France, Switzerland and Sweden have been given the advice. The current UK terror level threat is at "severe" - meaning an attack is "highly likely". About 250,000 people are expected to gather on the banks of the Thames for the New Year's Eve fireworks ... Munich
"The accused, Dasbar W., is strongly suspected of having supported Isis and being a member of Isis", German anti-terror prosecutors said in a statement. ... intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen said the country was not immune from a new attack, with some 1,900 individuals in Germany suspected of ... Munich
To mark the first anniversary of the December 19 event, the Christmas market at the Breitscheidplatz will be closed the whole day. The market will reopen on Wednesday. Breitscheidplatz Berlin Jahrestag Anschlag (Reuters/F.Bensch). A memorial has been unveiled by the relatives of the victims of the ... Munich
In the hours following the assault, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, politicians had put on a brave front and repeated the mantra that Germany would not be cowed by terror. But Steinmeier said such rhetoric had done little for the victims. "So soon after the attack... these words don't sound ... Munich
Empathy is exactly what relatives of the Berlin Christmas market dead say is lacking in Germany. In a furious open letter to Merkel, relatives wrote of battles with German bureaucracy immediately after the attack, of dazed days when everyone and no one was responsible for helping them. They recall a letter ... Munich
One year after the terror attack on the Christmas market in Berlin, the relatives of the victims feel like the German authorities have treated them callously or neglected them. Some of their .... Elyakim says he thinks Germany needs to become more like Israel when it comes to defending itself against terrorism. Munich
Instead, almost a year after the Berlin Christmas market terror attack, relatives of the 12 Germans killed in the attack have received bills for identifying the dead bodies and threats to call the debt collectors in. They received limited compensation and not an official word, or letter of condolence, from German ... Munich
Germans love their Christmas markets but after a terrorist attack at one last year and a possible attempted bombing at one near Berlin on Friday, the markets are less festive than usual. ... He's on vacation with his girlfriend and they've been Christmas market-hopping through Poland and now Germany. Munich
Terror attack survivor forges bonds with wounded warriors .... Brewer said he wasn't armed but moved forward and saw Uka freeze, his eyes full of fear as German police officers closed in. ... The 21-year-old native of Kosovo, who had lived in Germany since infancy, was sentenced to life in prison. Brewer ... Munich
Kosovo court acquits 9 accused of terror attack in Serbia ... Party leader Martin Schulz, Merkel's defeated challenger in Germany's Sept. ... Delegates voted down a call from party's youth wing to explicitly rule out a repeat of the "grand coalition" of Germany's biggest parties in which the Social Democrats ... Munich
An ISIS propaganda poster threatening attacks during Christmas. (BLACKOPS Cyber). BlackOps Cyber, a darknet intelligence company, obtained the image on Nov. 21 and provided it exclusively to The Epoch Times on the same day six alleged ISIS plotters were arrested in Germany. The men, originally ... Munich
... rallying cry to carry out atrocities in the UK, Germany and France. ... Perhaps most horrifyingly of all, the phrases are written in three languages - English, German and ... Frankfurt Christmas Market in a bid to prevent terror attacks. ... time in Birmingham last year after a terror attack at a Christmas market in ... Munich
Security has been tightened, but otherwise things were relaxed at the site of the 2016 terror attack that claimed 12 lives. DW's Jefferson Chase ... Munich
... your holidays” in English, French and German, the Epoch Times reports. ... all of whom are originally from Syria, were arrested in Germany in ... Munich
One year after the Berlin Christmas market terror attack, market organizers in Germany have ... in multiple German cities on suspicion of planning terror attacks. ... Germany's most famous Christmas market in Nuremberg will open in .... Elbphilharmonie — hundreds of thousands of Germans read aloud or ... Munich
(CNN) Six Syrian nationals detained in raids by German police were released ... Syrians uncovered a possible terror plot on a Christmas market in Germany. ... and for preparation of terror attack," the original statement said. Munich
German security forces have been on high alert following a spate of Islamist attacks, of which the Berlin rampage was the deadliest. Last month, police arrested a 19-year-old Syrian suspected of preparing an Islamist terror attack in the country using "powerful explosives". Domestic security services ... Munich
... carry out patrols amongst the crowds in a bid to stop a Berlin-style terror attack. ... this year after Britain has been hit with five terror attacks since March. ... and bollards were installed following the horrific attack in Germany. Munich
The repetitive terror attacks in France and Germany have impacted French and German communities. French communities believe that ... Munich
The recent terror attack in lower Manhattan, where a 29-year-old New ... eerily recalls equally horrific, but long-forgotten, terror attacks in the past. .... German immigrants were at the center of labor strife that culminated in the ... Munich
Islamic State Reveals Its Favorite Terror Attacks And Calls for More ... Bangladesh, Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, ... Munich
"Last year, mass casualty attacks occurred at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany in December and a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey on New ... Munich
Turkish officials have banned a festival of German-language gay films ... capital Ankara, saying it could incite hatred or be targeted by terror attacks. ... by the detention of German nationals and what Turkey says it is Germany's ... Munich
The Islamic State group has been exhorting its followers to mow down people, and England, France and Germany have seen deadly vehicle ... Munich
The Foreign Ministry didn't identify the female German citizen or give any details about the severity of her injuries in a note on its website ... Munich
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Argentina's Foreign Ministry confirms five of the nation's citizens were among the eight people killed in the ... Munich
Germany's Foreign Ministry said early Wednesday that at least one German national was among the wounded. The New York City Police ... Munich


 

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