Germany Warns of Suicide Attacks, Increased Security

GERMANY

Germany Warns of Suicide Attacks, Increased Security

The German government has received reports from U.S. intelligence sources that militant Islamists are threatening to commit suicide attacks on German soil. (ABC News)

AFGHANISTAN

25 Civilians Killed in Afghan Violence

Taliban militants attacked police posts in southern Afghanistan, triggering NATO airstrikes that left 25 civilians dead, including three infants and the local mullah, a senior police officer said Friday. (AP)

1 NATO Soldier, 8 Taliban Killed

A NATO vehicle rolled over a mine in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, triggering a blast that killed one soldier, the 90th foreign military fatality in a year of surging violence. (AP)

U.S.

U.S. Agency is Target in Cheney Fight on Secrecy Data

For four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has resisted routine oversight of his office's handling of classified information, and when the National Archives unit that monitors classification in the executive branch objected, the vice president's office suggested abolishing the oversight unit, according to documents released Thursday by a Democratic congressman. (International Herald Tribune)

Documents Offer Unflattering View of CIA

Little-known documents now being made public detail illegal and scandalous activities by the CIA more than 30 years ago: wiretappings of journalists, kidnappings, warrantless searches and more. (AP)

U.S. Army Pulls TV Recruitment Ad Containing Falsehood

The U.S. Army has quietly pulled a television recruitment ad that falsely claimed it could train recruits to become pharmacists, a spokesperson for the Army has confirmed to ABC News. (ABC News)

Police: 3 or 4 People Fatally Beat Man

About three or four people — not a mob of up to 20 — beat a man to death after the car he was riding in struck and injured a toddler, police said Thursday. (AP)

911 Tapes: S.C. Fire Began Behind Store

Passing motorists and a store worker frantically called authorities about a fire behind a furniture store the night nine firefighters perished inside, according to 911 tapes and transcripts released Thursday. An employee said the area was where workers took smoke breaks. (AP)

IRAQ

US Troops Face Tough Baquba Fight

US forces engaged in an offensive north of the Iraqi capital are facing fierce resistance, a US general says. Hundreds of al-Qaeda-linked militants are ready to fight to the death against thousands of US troops operating around Baquba, said Gen Mick Bednarek. (BBC)

In Sweep of Iraqi Town, Sectarian Fears Percolate

After two days of clawing their way toward insurgent strongholds in western Baquba, American troops on Thursday began one of the most delicate phases of the operation: reintroducing the city's residents to their own army. (NY Times)

SPAIN

Summer Terror Reigns in Spain: Cease-Fire Ends, Bomb Campaign Expected

A carload of explosives that intelligence sources say belongs to the Basque separatist terror group, ETA, was seized just inside Spain's border Thursday. Spanish and U.S. authorities tell ABC News the incident is the clearest evidence the terror group plans a bombing campaign against Spain's cities this summer. (ABC News)

MEXICO/U.S.

Mexico Moves to Send Ex-Governor to U.S. on Drug Charges

Mexico took the first steps on Thursday toward extraditing the former governor of Quintana Roo to the United States, where he is wanted in New York City on charges of drug trafficking, money laundering and racketeering. (NY Times)

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