The EU is coming under mounting pressure to lift its arms ermbargo against Syria to equip rebels in their fight against President Assad. Germany is standing firm while Britain and France want sanctions lifted.
Albania is reportedly open to hosting reception centers for individuals seeking asylum in the EU. The plan could help keep embattled German Chancellor Angela Merkel in power and placate her hard-line interior minister.
Germany dismissed an even higher target demanded by the European Parliament as unrealistic. But Europe's biggest member state did not get exactly what it wanted in the negotiations in Brussels.
Sief Allah H. was arrested after police in Cologne found a deadly toxin in his apartment. A local newspaper reported that the suspect came to Germany in 2016 and had terrorist sympathies.
The Turkish government accuses left-wing politician Andrej Hunko of supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party. The group has been labeled a terrorist organization by the EU and the US.
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