Here everything has to function without a hitch: more than 1,000 airplanes take off or land every day at Munich Airport, with more than 100,000 passengers from around the world. The airport is currently being expanded as normal operations continue.
Two people have been killed and multiple passengers injured in a collision between a freight train and a passenger train in the southern German state of Bavaria. Police have arrested the on duty traffic controller.
Germany's military stepped in after airport fuel companies — citing US sanctions — refused to refuel an Iranian plane. The incident almost prevented Iran's foreign minister from attending a prominent security conference.
In Bavaria, one model "reception center" is home to more than 1,300 asylum-seekers. Directors say the barbed-wire enclosure and lack of privacy are for "safety" and efficiency. One resident says "it's a wasted life."
The Bundeswehr deployed two fighter jets to help a Korean Air passenger plane make an emergency landing at Stuttgart airport. The aircraft, en route to Zurich from Seoul, had lost contact with air traffic control.
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