"This is a very difficult day for Germany," Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a press conference after 12 people were killed and at least 49 people were injured in an alleged attack.
Twenty years ago, Arab jihadists attacked US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Since then, terrorism has been taking root in East Africa. But the perpetrators and their aims have changed.
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.
Vienna has been ranked as the most livable city in the world for the first time, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit global survey. Five German cities, including Frankfurt, have ranked in the top 30.
The German government has tripled financial compensation for the families of people killed in terror attacks. The payouts will be backdated to include victims of the Berlin Christmas market attack and NSU murders.
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