Terrorism and security

The EU's fight against terror
An upsurge in terror attacks across Europe since 2015 has catapulted security to the top of the political agenda. Paris, Nice, Berlin, Brussels, London and other cities have been hit as governments grapple with the new reality. Can Europe combine an open society with protecting its citizens?
French soldiers drive 'Leclerc' tanks prior to the multi-nation 'Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017' in Grafenwoehr, near Eschenbach, southern Germany, on May 12, 2017. Photo: Christophe Stache / AFP
French soldiers drive 'Leclerc' tanks pr […]

EU countries sign landmark defence pact

The EU takes step towards closer defence ties, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aimed at boosting cooperation after Brexit as Russia flexes its muscles.
Passers-by leave flowers and candles at the spot where a French police officer was killed in an attack on the 20 April 2017 in Paris, France, 22 April 2017. The country heads to the polls tomorrow to elect its next president. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa
Passers-by leave flowers and candles at […]

Paris tourism rebounds after terror attacks

Tourism is on the rise in France after two years of deadly terrorist attacks that hurt one of the country’s major economic motors.
Police officers secure the site of the incident after a knife attack at a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, 28 July 2017. A man killed another person and injured several during a supermarket robbery in the district of Barmbek in Hamburg on 28 July. The suspect was arrested, the police informed on Twitter. Photo: Markus Scholz/dpa
Police officers secure the site of the i […]

Hamburg knife attack suspect was known radical Islamist

German authorities were aware that the man accused in a deadly stabbing spree at a Hamburg supermarket had shown signs of radicalization prior to the incident, officials said Saturday
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