Struggling to agree on how to cope with thousands of refugees entering the country every day, Germany's government decided to set up what it calls reception centers to process asylum seekers. It is hoped economic migrants will be turned back faster.
The rise of the far-right populist AfD in Germany has effectively shifted the political center in the opposite direction. The result is that the chancellor is now looking to parties on the left for potential allies.
Canada's former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and author John Ralston Saul are creating a global conversation on citizenship and diversity with their "6 Degrees" talks. They're now bringing the project to Germany.
Papua New Guinea police cleared and sealed off a former Australian immigration detention center after the last 300 asylum-seekers were taken away in buses. The men said they feared for their safety outside the camp.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of her tenure after collapse of coalition talks. New elections are now considered the most likely way forward, but are there any other alternatives?
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