Germany to tell people to stockpile food and water in case of attacks: FAS

BERLIN (Reuters) – For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported on Sunday.

Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures earlier this month to spend considerably more on its police and security forces and to create a special unit to counter cyber crime and terrorism. Continue reading

Done deal? European Leaders’ meeting cancelled amid signs Greece COULD stay in eurozone

A CRUCIAL meeting to discuss emergency measures should Greece crash out of the eurozone has been CANCELLED amid signs a deal could soon be struck to save the debt-stricken country.

European Council President Donald Tusk announced this morning that he had cancelled a planned meeting of 28 EU leaders which would discuss the fallout should Greece find itself exiting the single currency, according to Sky News.

But now only a summit of only 19 eurozone leaders, focusing on finding a solution to the bailout crisis, will go ahead this afternoon as planned – suggesting a deal could be clinched sooner than expected. Continue reading

Media: Germany ‘working to build Ebola transport plane’

A German newspaper has reported that the government is developing a special aircraft designed to transport Ebola patients. At present, only the US has planes equipped for the task.

Citing government sources, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported that officials planned to develop several planes that were designed to safely carry such highly infectious patients. Continue reading