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Seven years jail for man who sold gun to Munich mass killer

MUNICH: A German court jailed a man for seven years on Friday for supplying a pistol to a teenager who killed nine people in a 2016 rampage at a Munich shopping centre. The court found Philipp Koerber, 33, guilty of nine charges of manslaughter as well as bodily harm and illegal weapons dealing. At seven years, the sentence comes close to the term called for by prosecutors, who said Koerber shared German-Iranian killer David Ali Sonboly's extreme far-right views, knew of his plans and bore a share of responsibility for…

Detained suspect in Munich knife attack resembles witness descriptions

BERLIN: Police have detained a suspect in a knife attack in Munich, Germany, a police spokesman said on Saturday. The suspect is believed to have injured four people and tried but failed to stab two others earlier on Saturday. The victims were five men and one woman, Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins told journalists. Read More: Knifeman kills one, wounds nine in Polish mall “We have arrested a person who very strongly resembles the description by witnesses, but we cannot confirm that he is the attacker,”…

Several hurt in Munich knife assault

BERLIN: Several people were injured on Saturday morning in the southern German city of Munich by a man wielding a knife who fled the scene, said police, adding possible motives were unknown. A man "injured several people with a knife" in the centre of Munich and "is still on the run", the local police said on their Twitter account. "We are searching for the perpetrator of the attack with all available police", said the statement, which added that for the moment the possible motives for the attack remained unknown.…

US remains ‘your greatest ally’, Pence tells Europe

MUNICH: US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday pledged an "unwavering" commitment to transatlantic ties, aiming to reassure allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who pleaded with nations not to go it alone. Capping a week of whirlwind diplomacy by American officials who have descended on Europe to calm nerves rattled by President Donald Trump, Pence underlined the United States' loyalty to its old friends. "The United States is and will always be your greatest ally. Be assured that President Trump and our…

Trump’s team in disarray, US Senator McCain tells Europe

MUNICH: Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray". McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington. "I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows…