The US military has been using them for years especially as a weapon against Islamist militants: armed drones. Now Germany's foreign minister is talking about deploying unmanned aircraft prompting nationwide debate about combat drones.
East Germany made about 200,000 people into political prisoners. For the past 25 years, they have had the ability to sue for damages and have their criminal records expunged. Now an important deadline is approaching.
The death toll in a bombing of a bus convoy carrying evacuees from Syrian government-held territory has risen, said a monitor. The transfers are part of a massive relocation of people along political and sectarian lines.
The German Cabinet has approved legislation allowing refugees with so-called "subsidiary" status to bring their direct relatives to Germany. The finer details have exposed deep divisions within the governing coalition.
The article journalist Jan Kuciak was investigating before his murder has been published by his news outlet. It alleges that men wanted on Mafia-related charges in Italy were making deals with some of Slovakia's elite.
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