Five people are dead after a car plowed into crowds of tourists and burst into flames in Beijing's famous Tiananmen Square.
Police have placed barriers in front the Cologne Cathedral. The measure follows reports that militants sought to target Barcelona's Sagrada Familia - another, albeit more modern, icon of ecclesiastical architecture.
The German government has ratcheted up the pressure on the European Union to tighten the rules on foreign corporate takeovers. Berlin fears Chinese transactions are giving Beijing too much access to key technologies.
Spanish police have foiled a bomb and car attack just hours after a deadly van rampage left 13 people dead in Barcelona. Five suspected attackers were killed during the second incident in a Catalan coastal town.
Whenever the situation on the Korean Peninsula gets tense, calls ring out for China to mediate. Beijing, it is said, should put pressure on its neighbor. But China has its own opinion.
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