US President Obama had a packed day in Berlin, climaxing in a speech to the German people.
People were once more afraid of God's watchful eye; now they fear the state. Three parallel Berlin exhibitions on surveillance reveal its humorous side. But perhaps we laugh because we're terrified.
The German chancellor and Canadian prime minister demonstratively presented a united front during Trudeau's visit to the German capital. Merkel praised CETA, NATO and Canada's refugee policy.
The German government has presented its new plans for keeping the country safe from terrorism. They involve ankle tags and extended pre-deportation incarceration - but critics wonder if it will make a difference.
German politicians are falling over each other to come up with new security measures to prevent terrorist attacks. Ideas ranging from centralizing databases to electronic ankle tags for suspects are being mooted.
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