Lawmakers in Berlin are debating changes to Germany's asylum laws to help the country cope with the influx of migrants amid criticism of Berlin's previous policies.
Chancellor Merkel faces a historic task in forging a "Jamaica coalition" of the conservatives, Free Democrats and Greens. The parties have a long way to go to bridge their differences, and have no option but to succeed.
Chancellor Merkel says a compromise on migration reached with the Bavarian CSU is a good basis for exploratory talks on forming a ruling coalition with the Greens and the FDP. Talks are to begin on October 18.
Co-leader of the anti-immigration AfD Alice Weidel paid an asylum-seeker under the table, the German newspaper Die Zeit claimed. It's been a difficult week for Weidel, who was viewed as her party’s liberal face.
A refugee family living in a shelter has given Berlin police a bag containing 14,000 euros found on the U-Bahn. The elderly owner had forgotten the cash-filled bag.
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