A truck has plowed into a Christmas Market in Berlin, killing at least nine people and leaving dozens wounded. Police are investigating whether it was a deliberate attack or just an accident.
Dresden's Striezelmarkt, which claims to be Germany's oldest, opens this Wednesday (Nov, 28) for the 584th time. As on other German Christmas Markets, here too, security is a permanent fixture.
Christmas markets are a highlight of the holidays for Germans, but attempts to keep them safe could disrupt the magic. The site of Berlin's devastating 2016 truck attack has now become a testing area for heavy security.
German police have a problem finding and arresting violent neo-Nazis. The government admitted as much in a response to a parliamentary request from an opposition party. Recent history shows how dangerous this problem is.
The home of Germany's finance minister in Hamburg was splattered with black paint and had tires set alight in front of it. Had a police patrol not happened to pass by, the damage cold have been much worse.
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