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
Football's governing body has banned Alberto Colaco from the sport for three years for taking "a payment" in connection with FIFA elections in 2009. The move comes as pressure increases to publicize a corruption report.
British crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94. She has been praised for bringing realistic modern characters to the classical detective story.
German consumer confidence has improved, a closely watched monthly index by market researchers has shown. The renewed uptick comes ahead of what retailers hope will be a brisk Christmas shopping season.