Britain reviewing security at parliament after deadly attack
LONDON Britain will review security at parliament, ministers said on Sunday, responding to criticism that a gate for vehicles was left open for a time during a deadly attack on Wednesday.
BERLIN The leaders of Germany and Britain believe that Syria's government should not to go unpunished for an apparent poison gas attack on its own people, Berlin said on Wednesday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister David Cameron agreed in a telephone discussion that the use of poison gas in last week's attack near Damascus was now sufficiently proven, the German government said in a statement.
"The Syrian regime must not hope to be able to continue this warfare that violates international law ... Therefore an international reaction is inevitable in the view of the chancellor and the prime minister," it said.
Just four weeks before elections in which Merkel hopes to win a third term, she faces a balancing act in how to respond to pictures of the suspected chemical weapons attack, as German voters are overwhelmingly opposed to military action there.
(Reporting by Annika Breidthardt; editing by David Stamp)
BERLIN Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of "applying Nazi methods" against Turks in Germany, is setting back integration in Germany by years, veteran Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said.