With the election just days away, Germany's traditional political partnerships could be fracturing.
After three days of being on high terror alert, Brussels is not quite empty: Some tourists are still enjoying a bit of early winter sunshine. And they're only a little afraid, Bernd Riegert reports.
Horst Seehofer, the premier of the German state of Bavaria, has been re-elected as leader of his conservative Christian Social Union (CSU). This comes amid ongoing disagreements with the chancellor over refugee policy.
If entered into without illusions, an anti-IS coalition with Russia could make sense, says DW's Ingo Mannteufel.
The heads of Germany's Grand Coalition have announced a basic agreement on the treatment of migrants, including faster processing of asylum requests. Some of the migrants would be required to stay in specific areas.