Shortly before the European Football Championship starts, the Security Service of Ukraine announced it had stopped an alleged terrorist who was supposed to have planned a series of attacks in France. Among his targets: mosques and synagogues.
A new book on German defense options suggests Berlin's threat perception is changing due to terrorism fears and Russian aggression. Author Paul Taylor says defense investments and attitudes must be adjusted accordingly.
The wrought iron tower has been surrounded by metal fences since last year's European football championships. The new proposal is part of a 300 million euro upgrade of the aging structure.
French President Macron and Russian President Putin's first meeting did little to warm up their nations' frosty relations, Russian experts concluded. Macron tried to promote himself internationally while Putin sat tight.
The wait is almost over. The first-ever 24-team European football championships will get underway this evening as hosts France face Romania. Here's what to expect from this proverbial David v Goliath clash.
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