For decades, Berlin was a city of spies. Several Hollywod spy films were shot here. It 's a good place for an espionage museum. Some of the gadgets on display seem to come straight out of a James Bond film.
Ever since Germany's BND foreign intelligence service completed its move to Berlin, the agency has tried to promote an image of openness rather than secrecy. An interactive exhibition is now open to visitors.
Two former officers with Syria's secret services have been charged by prosecutors in the southeastern city of Karlsruhe. The case pertains to alleged crimes committed in Syrian jails during the country's conflict.
German authorities say they've arrested a Syrian observed in chat networks seeking ingredients to make the explosive TAPT. When and where the suspect, allegedly with Islamist leanings, was planning an attack is unclear.
German serious crimes police arrested two alleged former Syrian secret service agents on charges of crimes against humanity committed in Syria. Both men are accused of torture, and one is also accused of murder.
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