Since the Euro 2016 soccer championship kicked off in France, security has been one of the biggest challenges. Among the security guards on duty is one who prevented a massacre at a friendly between France and Germany last November.
Police in Berlin have arrested a 31-year-old Russian citizen accused of plotting to carry out a bomb attack somewhere in Germany. Prosecutors allege he is a radical Islamist.
Iran has summoned Germany's ambassador to Tehran after a German court agreed to transfer an Iranian diplomat to Belgium. The diplomat has been charged with orchestrating a failed bomb plot at a Paris rally in June.
The 3-meter-high glass and metal barrier is both bulletproof and strong enough to stop a truck on a suicide mission. France remains on a state of high alert since a series of terror attacks in 2015 left hundreds dead.
France is gearing up for the national Bastille Day holiday and the World Cup final against Croatia. Authorities said they would deploy a massive police presence to ensure "peace of mind" during the festivities.
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