This week in World Stories: Dangerous mission: Bundeswehr extends its mission in Mali. After Brexit vote: British Jews seek German passports, Argentina: Indigenous Mapuche fight for their land and Premiere: First Afghan women's orchestra.
The helicopter crash in Mali has been attributed to insufficient testing and flight training by a military pilots' lobby group. But the Bundeswehr says it doesn't deploy inexperienced crews to the UN mission.
It’s the Bundeswehr’s most difficult and dangerous overseas deployment. Soon it will also be the biggest. The German parliament has agreed to send more soldiers to Mali - but troops alone cannot resolve the crisis.
Germany's Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen visited German soldiers stationed in northern Mali. Criticism of the mission is mounting in Germany.
The German Defense Ministry has released a new plan outlining the country's future defense and security policies. A paradigm shift is in the works.
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