The president of the European Parliament has demanded an explanation after fresh intelligence allegations against the US. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency bugged EU institutions.
German media has reported that Ankara is banning Syrian academics from leaving Turkey. Turkey has already threatened to end a migration deal with the EU amid the ongoing dispute over visa-free travel for its citizens.
The German government expects to spend 93.6 billion euros ($106 billion) supporting refugees over the next five years, German media reported. State and federal governments are debating how to divvy up the costs.
The European Council president has described the former London mayor's comments as "political amnesia." As campaigning heats up ahead of the UK's in-or-out referendum, Boris Johnson continues to denigrate the bloc.
Turkey is asking Germany to prosecute a satirist who made fun of its president. No matter how Merkel decides, experts say she can't win. She'll either offend an important diplomatic partner or alienate German supporters.
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