Police launched a massive manhunt Wednesday for Anis Amri, a Tunisian man who was denied asylum earlier this year. He came to Germany as part of the Mass Migration of unchecked refugees. He has been under investigation for potentially planning an attack.
Germany’s security services are under intense pressure to explain how a Tunisian man who was under covert surveillance for several months and known to multiple intelligence agencies for apparent ties to Islamic extremists appeared to fall through the cracks and allegedly carry out Monday night’s truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice.
Amid the whirl of the holiday season, many are vaguely aware of the approach of the winter solstice, but how much do you really know about it? Whether you're a fan of winter or just wish it would go away, here are 10 things to note - or even celebrate - about the solstice.