Since early June, a Lutheran church in Hamburg has been sheltering 80 African refugees. Numerous volunteers have been caring for them and supporting them as long as their future remains uncertain. A former DJ and bouncer is protecting them.
Religious minorities in Russia often face persecution. A Russian pastor's family had to flee Sochi. Now they hope they can live in Germany.
Shortly before the anniversary of the 2016 Berlin terror attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid a surprise visit to Breitscheidtplatz's Christmas market. Survivors recently criticized Merkel's handling of the attack.
The number of new refugees arriving in Italy has swiftly dropped in recent weeks, yet small communities in the south of the country have their hands full. DW's Doris Pundy reports from Sicily.
Germany has suspended deportations to Afghanistan in the wake of the latest bomb attack in Kabul. Now is a good time for an open-minded assessment of asylum policy, says DW's Florian Weigand.
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