Nuremberg's Christmas market, the Christkindlesmarkt, attracts some two million visitors a year. It's one of the biggest and best-known Christmas markets in the world. Today's market draws on a tradition that's more than 400 years old.
A German court has issued an arrest warrant for a 32-year-old Tunisian IS member who allegedly led Anis Amri to drive a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, German media say. Amri messaged the man from the stolen truck.
German MPs investigating the case of Anis Amri have decided to go to court to get access to intelligence documents. They say Angela Merkel's government withheld what it knew about the Berlin Christmas market attacker.
Thousands of visitors caused chaos as they flocked to the idyllic forest market in Velen near the Dutch border, a village of only 75 people. Some 85 million people visit Germany's Christmas markets every year.
Five Tunisians suspected of belonging to a terror network have been arrested. Italy has been swooping in on suspected terror networks in recent weeks amid heightened concern of an attack.
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