A year of living dangerously
It didn’t take long after last night’s attack for the backlash to begin: a clamour of protests about Angela Merkel’s open-door policy towards migrants and refugees.This has, after all, been a year when the fear of terror attacks has haunted Europe, a year which has also seen the rise of the populist right.
Berlin attack: police release man
The only man arrested after last night’s Christmas market attack in Berlin was released within the last hour, as police said they didn’t have enough evidence, admitting “we may still have a dangerous criminal out there”.
Lorry ploughs into Berlin Christmas market crowd
German police have confirmed that nine people have died and up to 50 are injured after an articulated lorry drove into a crowded Christmas market, near Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
Germans ‘full of fear’ after attacks
In Germany, scene of multiple terror attacks over the past week, the Bavarian governor has declared that every act of terrorism is one too many and said that Germans are “full of fear”.
Failed asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany
A Syrian denied asylum in Germany kills himself and injures 12 others in a suicide bombing – the fourth violent attack in the country in less than a week.
UK gives up European Council presidency
Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK will not take on the European Council presidency next year after voting to leave the EU.
German police ‘shoot gunman after cinema siege’
Elite police have shot dead a gunman who barricaded himself in a cinema complex in western Germany, according to local media.
Germany: deadly knife attack at train station
A man who stabbed a passenger to death at a German train station and injured three others appeared to have mental health problems, according to the authorities.
More explosions in Brussels as police shoot terror suspect
Police shoot a man at a tram stop in Brussels as anti-terror raids are carried out across Europe.
Passengers killed in Germany train crash
At least eight people were killed and 150 injured, 50 seriously, when two passenger trains collided head-on in Germany.
Angela Merkel: Germany will cut migrant numbers
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will “noticeably reduce” the number of refugees given sanctuary by Germany.
George Osborne: what UK wants from new EU deal
George Osborne sets out what the UK hopes to achieve from its EU renegotiation, saying that countries that are not members of the euro should not be discriminated against.
Refugees and migrants travel two billion miles in 2015
Migrants and refugees travelling to Europe to apply for asylum in 2015 have collectively travelled two billion miles, Channel 4 News can reveal.
Middle class Syrians flee their homes and board a ferry from Lebanon to Turkey – the first stage of a dangerous journey to Europe. Are they refugees or migrants? Does it matter?