The German government said on Saturday that a move to step up security at US facilities in Germany was Islamist-linked but refused to speculate on reported possible attacks.
It's not the first time Germany's seen fit to boost security at US facilities
Dirk Nowitzki's participation in the 2015 European Championship is no longer in doubt. The Dallas Maverick's star has revealed he can play for Germany in Berlin.
The Ukrainian parliament has approved measures that will give the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk limited self-rule and grant amnesty to many pro-Russian separatists. The law also calls for local elections.
A UN report has revealed great progress in the fight against world hunger, with the goal of halving the world's underfed population by 2015 within reach. Still, challenges remain, particularly in the developing world.