Germany to overhaul security after Christmas attack – Reports

Germany’s interior minister has outlined plans for reforms in the country’s security apparatus following Christmas market attack. Thomas de Maiziere on Tuesday urged wider federal powers for domestic intelligence and the enforcement of refugee expulsions. “We don’t have federal jurisdiction to deal with national catastrophes. The jurisdiction for the fight against international terrorism is fragmented,”… Read More Germany to overhaul security after Christmas attack – Reports

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Theresa May Christmas message urges unity after Brexit vote

Theresa May has urged Britain to “unite and move forward” after the Brexit vote in her first Christmas message as PM. In the year that saw the UK vote by 52% to 48% to leave the EU, Mrs May said there was an “historic opportunity” to forge “a bold new role”. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn highlighted… Read More Theresa May Christmas message urges unity after Brexit vote

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Germany: Islamic State Claims Berlin Christmas Market Attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market that German authorities said came right out of the extremist group’s playbook, inflicting mass casualties on a soft target fraught with symbolic meaning. The Monday night attack on the popular market by the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in… Read More Germany: Islamic State Claims Berlin Christmas Market Attack

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