Germany’s defense minister has called for her country to increase the number of soldiers stationed in Mali as part of the MINUSMA peacekeeping mission. The program is considered one of the most dangerous UN missions in the world.
The UN Command has released a video showing the dramatic scenes at the border as a North Korean soldier defected. As they tried to stop him, the soldier's colleagues may have violated the terms of the Korean War truce.
The four German parties seeking to form a government will focus their coalition talks this week on defense policy. As on other matters, they don't see eye to eye when it comes to military issues.
The bodies of two German soldiers whose helicopter had crashed in Mali have been repatriated. The two deaths marked the first fatalities in Germany's mission in west Africa.
Family members and dignitaries including Germany's defense minister paid tribute to soldiers who died in a helicopter crash. They'd been conducting surveillance as part of the UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn Mali.
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