The German capital became the scene of a car bombing on Tuesday morning, but police have ruled out terrorism. They are treating the death of the driver as murder, possibly linked to organized crime.
A law introduced to clamp down on care services fraud in Germany is having little effect, according to media reports. Eastern European organized crime continues to plunder what has become a lucrative revenue source.
The German federal police are expanding their anti-terrorism unit GSG 9 and installing a special squad in Berlin. The move is a reaction to ongoing terrorist threats in the capital.
Young refugees, including minors, have been lured into prostitution by the security guards hired to protect them. Insiders have told a German public broadcaster that the guards pay high prices for young refugees.
A Lebanese organized crime family is said to be behind the spectacular theft of a giant Canadian gold coin - "the Big Maple Leaf" - from a museum in Berlin. But who are the "family R?"
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