German chancellor Angela Merkel has been applauded for her welcoming attitude toward the thousands of refugees arriving in Germany. But with the release of a new estimate twice as high as before, some are reassessing her generosity.
A study has found that the number of refugees whose loved ones may join them in Germany is much lower than government estimates. The figures potentially remove an obstacle for Chancellor Angela Merkel in coalition talks.
The legal basis for Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to open borders to a group of refugees hasn't been clarified, the Bundestag has concluded. The report is a minor disturbance in the chancellor's serene re-election bid.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was the center of a televised question and answer session with voters tackling issues of security, the status of immigrants and the VW emissions scandal. She is standing for a fourth term.
An estimated 1.5 million refugees have fled to Lebanon due to the Syrian war, many thousands to Shatila. The Palestinian refugee camp is at its limit and residents face a legal void in the overburdened host country.
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