German authorities have launched a test of automatic facial recognition technology at a Berlin railway station, which proponents say could be used to improve security in the future. But privacy is a sensitive subject and there are even more doubts.
German police have raided charities alleged to provide support to the Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip. The enclave on the east Mediterranean Sea suffers from one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
A friend of the Berlin Christmas market attacker is at the center of a probe into security shortcomings and a botched investigation. Bilel Ben Ammar was quickly deported following the 2016 truck attack.
The carefully planned raids targeted individuals suspected of forming a criminal union in the northeast of Germany. The city of Cottbus, in particular, is known as a hot spot of right-wing extremism.
The western town of Dinslaken became known as a Salafi hotbed in 2013 when a group of local youths traveled to Syria to join the "Islamic State." Years on, the community is still trying to leave the past behind.
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