Rockensussra in Thüringen is home to a scrap yard for military tanks. 15,000 of them have been dismantled here since 1992. Two thirds of the scrap metal is recycled - to make knives, for example.
An historic breakthrough or just another attempt doomed to peter out? The EU plans to coordinate EU members' military capacities with the long-term goal of an EU army. It's a long road ahead, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Troops have been reported in the capital, raising the specter of a coup. The army seems to have positioned itself against parts of the president's ruling party amid a succession battle involving first lady Grace Mugabe.
The German army has restarted a training mission in Iraqi Kurdistan after a week pause. But the mission's continuation is in doubt due to conflict between the autonomous Kurdish region and Iraq.
German arms firm Rheinmetall and President Tayyip Erdogan met in 2015 in Istanbul to plan fabrication of tanks in Turkey, says the German magazine Stern. The plan is now deemed "nonactive," but it had been well advanced.
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