Production, adjusted for seasonal swings, fell 1.8 percent from the previous month, when it rose a revised 3 percent, data from the Economy Ministry in Berlin showed on Tuesday. The reading, which is typically volatile, was the biggest drop since August 2014. Source: Bloomberg
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Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov wants to protect the European Union’s external borders with arms, he said in an interview published Thursday. Karakachanov told German newspaper Die Welt that he wants NATO or EU forces in Greece and Italy to stop people from entering the continent in large numbers. Source: Greek Reporter
Spanish police early on Friday said they killed the alleged perpetrators of a suspected “terrorist attack” in the town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona. Six civilians and one police officer were hurt when a car drove into people in the Spanish seaside resort of Cambrils early on Friday. Source: Al Jazeera
Spain mounted a sweeping anti-terror operation on Friday after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people before fleeing, in what police suspect was one of multiple planned attacks. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly rampage along the city’s most famous avenue on Thursday. Source: Reuters