Language skills are crucial to opportunities for refugees in Germany. Many young and well-educated migrants hope to study and work here. We meet up with two Syrian refugees whose situation highlights some of the challenges facing the new arrivals.
The small town in western Germany had taken in more refugees to the town than required by law. Last November, the mayor was stabbed by a man with a knife who reportedly was upset over his immigration policy.
Germany's migration office is looking into the asylum decisions taken by a number of its branches, a report says. Its branch in the city of Bremen is already under investigation for alleged improper asylum approvals.
A Syrian man has been attacked by dogs unleashed after a racially charged row with a local man in Magdeburg. The eastern city has seen rising right-wing extremism recently and the attack is not the first of its kind.
Germany's migration office reportedly knew about improper asylum decisions in its Bremen branch earlier than previously admitted. Migration officials in Bremen are suspected of taking bribes to approve applications.
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