In the days following the attacks on Paris, Berlin's French community attempts to take solace in the solidarity of the German population. While the French think about the root causes of the attacks, how are the people of Germany reacting?
German President Steinmeier has presided over events marking the national crisis sparked by the RAF in 1977, saying many questions remain unanswered. But the terrorists are not the only ones still keeping secrets.
After over two years, Berlin said it's still not ready to stop temporary passport controls at the Austrian border. The Interior Ministry cited fears of a terrorist attack and unbridled migration for the prolonged checks.
A new book on German defense options suggests Berlin's threat perception is changing due to terrorism fears and Russian aggression. Author Paul Taylor says defense investments and attitudes must be adjusted accordingly.
Italian MPs have demanded Brazil extradite the former far-left militant Cesare Battisti. Ex-Brazilian President Lula da Silva rejected Italy's extradition request in 2010, but his protection is now long gone.
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