A bloody rampage by an ax-and-knife wielding Afghan refugee has revived concerns in Germany about the country's ability to cope with an influx of migrants over the past year, some of whom may harbor violent hatred toward the west.
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A teenager who attacked passengers with an ax on a German commuter train seems to have acted alone and had no direct connections to the Islamic State, Germany's top law enforcement official said Wednesday.
After family members of the driver who slammed a truck into a holiday crowd in the French city of Nice said he suffered from depression, questions have been raised again about the links between mental illness, extreme ideology and mass violence.
Europol said that in 2015, 151 people died — up from only four people the previous year — and more than 360 were injured as a result of terrorist attacks in the bloc.
North Korea on Tuesday fired three ballistic missiles into its eastern sea in an apparent protest of South Korea's decision to allow the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in the country, Seoul officials said.
A youth described as an Afghan refugee attacked passengers aboard a German commuter train with an ax late Monday, injuring at least five people before being killed by police, authorities said.
Brazil is revising its security for next month's Summer Olympic Games in the wake of the attack in Nice, France, that killed 84 people.
Seeking to quell fear and criticism, the French government called up thousands of police reserves Saturday to increase security around the country, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a beachfront Bastille Day attack that security forces failed to thwart.
A 29-year-old from Woodbridge, Virginia, who planned to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State will instead spend the next 8½ years in prison.