Every year, some 4500 people are shot to death in Turkey - the majority of them women and children. There are an estimated 25 million pistols and privately owned firearms in the country. Yet Turks continue to buy guns.
Maria Butina has admitted to trying to set up illegal back channels between Russian agents and the Trump campaign. She has likely pleaded guilty in exchange for deportation to Russia, which maintains her innocence.
The legal basis for firearm possession in the US is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution. But how are guns regulated? DW looks at who can buy and sell them — and how one loophole undermines gun control.
The victims were mostly elderly people, who had remained at the church to pray after Mass had concluded. The 49-year-old attacker, who was not a member of the church, killed himself at the scene.
Protesters in cities across Europe and elsewhere have marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Demonstrators in some cities were met with tear gas.
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