France has faced a series of deadly assaults since January, beginning with a shooting at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The government responded by creating thousands of new positions in military and intelligence agencies.
German police have carried out nine raids in connection with an investigation into Berlin's Islamist scene and last December's Christmas market attack. Some suspects are thought to have joined the "Islamic State."
The proposed service would allow border guards and police to simultaneously search multiple systems across the EU to verify identity documents. EU officials hope part of the system will become operational next year.
The German edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo says goodbye to its readers after only 12 months. Its infamous depictions of Angela Merkel were not enough to make the experiment work across the border.
Chancellor Merkel has called for the deployment of anti-terror troops in Africa’s troubled Sahel region. European and African leaders met for talks outside Paris to discuss plans to battle the growing jihadi threat.
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