# Defence and security

Doctor Jole Serra (L) and nurse Salvatore Sacco of the Carabinieri police provide phone support to COVID-19 patients from the office of ATS Bergamo in Zogno near Bergamo, northern Italy on March 27, 2020. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / AFP 
Doctor Jole Serra (L) and nurse Salvator […]

‘Corona criminals’ prey on Europe’s virus fears

From trafficking dodgy surgical masks to peddling counterfeit medicines, criminals are finding ways to profit from the coronavirus crisis, police warn
Zwei Marinesoldaten stehen am frühen Morgen vor der aufgehenden Sonne auf dem Bug der «Augsburg» der Deutschen Marine und ziehen gemeinsam an einer Leine, die an einem Poller am Marinehafen befestigt war. Die Fregatte «Augsburg» lief damals zur Operation «Sophia» aus. Nach dem Libyen-Gipfel erwägt die EU eine Wiederbelebung ihrer Militärmission vor der Küste des Bürgerkriegslandes. (zu dpa «EU erwägt Wiederbelebung von Marineoperation vor libyscher Küste»)
Zwei Marinesoldaten stehen am frühen Mo […]

EU’s Borrell seeks revival of Sophia naval mission off Libyan coast

Foreign ministersof the EU met to discuss the bloc's role in implementing a peace process for Libya, with several invoking the option of relaunching a naval mission.
Protesters use fences as a barricade during clashes near the police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists called a general strike and a mass rally. Photo: Pau Barrena / AFP
Protesters use fences as a barricade dur […]

Who are the youths behind the Catalonia protest violence?

The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran anarchists and youthful troublemakers as well as outraged separatists
A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre rubber defensive bullet launcher with an attached camera during clashes with protesters in Paris on February 2, 2019
A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre […]

Riot control guns: the different choices made by European nations

The use of rubber bullets by security forces has become a source of controversy in France because of dozens of injuries to people during violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters