In the years following World War II, food and coffee were smuggled across the German-Belgian border. Two local women transport visitors back to 1947, to an impoverished Germany - where people resorted to desperate measures to put food on the table.
Refugees continue to cross the Balkan route into Europe that the EU-Turkey deal was meant to cut off. Smugglers show the way. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Sid.
A district court in Germany has convicted three Syrian smugglers to several years imprisonment. The trial centered on the deaths of 13 refugees in the Mediterranean.
Chancellor Merkel has dismissed Turkey's warning about traveling to Germany, saying that Turkish citizens are more than welcome to visit. Ankara had cautioned that its citizens run the risk of facing racism or terrorism.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry cautioned its citizens to take care in Germany during the election cycle. The travel advisory comes amid a worsening of diplomatic relations between the NATO allies.
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