Berlin attack: Hunt for attacker after sole suspect released

Media captionEyewitness and British tourist Emma Rushton: “There’s no way it just veered off the main road” German police are hunting for the perpetrator of the truck attack at a Berlin market which killed 12. Police released the only detained suspect on Tuesday, saying there was no evidence to link him to the attack. They […]

Berlin attack: So-called Islamic State claims responsibility

Berlin attack: So-called Islamic State claims responsibility

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lorry attack at the Breitscheidplatz market left 12 people dead and 49 injured So-called Islamic State (IS) has said one of its militants carried out the lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market, which left 12 people dead. The identity of the attacker has not been established and […]

Petra Kvitova out for three months after hand surgery following knife attack

Petra Kvitova out for three months after hand surgery following knife attack

Media playback is not supported on this device Petra Kvitova’s emotional speech after second Wimbledon title in 2014 Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will not play tennis for at least three months after surgery following a knife attack at her home. Kvitova, 26, said she was “fortunate to be alive” following a “burglary” incident on […]

Berlin attack: German police unsure suspect was in lorry

Berlin attack: German police unsure suspect was in lorry

Image copyright AP Image caption Police have been patrolling other Christmas markets across Germany such as this one in Frankfurt The German authorities say they cannot be sure if a man in custody was behind Monday’s lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people. “We have to entertain the theory that the […]

Petra Kvitova ‘fortunate to be alive’ after potentially career-threatening knife attack

Petra Kvitova ‘fortunate to be alive’ after potentially career-threatening knife attack

Media playback is not supported on this device Petra Kvitova’s emotional speech after second Wimbledon title in 2014 Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she is “fortunate to be alive” after being injured in a potentially career-threatening knife attack at her home on Tuesday. Kvitova, 26, is undergoing surgery for severe lacerations to all four […]

Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash ‘probably terror attack’

Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash ‘probably terror attack’

Image copyright AP Image caption A dozen people lost their lives when the lorry rammed into the festive crowds German police are investigating a “probable terrorist attack” after a man ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48. The driver, a Pakistani asylum seeker who […]

Petra Kvitova injured in knife attack at home in Czech Republic

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch Petra Kvitova’s winning speech Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been injured in a knife attack at her home. Kvitova has been treated for a left hand injury – which is not life-threatening – after the incident in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov. The incident […]

Swiss shooting: Gunman found dead near Zurich Islamic centre

Swiss shooting: Gunman found dead near Zurich Islamic centre

Image copyright AFP Image caption The gunman’s body was later found with a gun beside it under a bridge a few streets away A man who shot and wounded three people at an Islamic centre in the Swiss city of Zurich has been found dead a short distance away. The attacker opened fire on Monday […]

Russian ambassador killing: Moscow to boost security at embassies

Media captionVideo shows the gunman moments after ambassador Karlov was shot Russia’s intelligence services are to develop extra security measures for its embassies following the killing of its ambassador to Turkey. Andrei Karlov was shot dead as he gave a speech on Monday in Ankara. The gunman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, an Ankara policeman, was […]

Italy seeks 20bn euros for banks as Monte dei Paschi flounders

Italy seeks 20bn euros for banks as Monte dei Paschi flounders

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Monte dei Paschi is the world’s oldest bank The Italian government will seek parliamentary approval to borrow up to €20bn (£17bn) to support its fragile banking sector and potentially rescue Monte dei Paschi di Siena. The country’s third-largest bank needs to raise €5bn in fresh capital by the end of […]