The EU must unite in its response to the migrants surging across its borders, or it will fail: That was one of the messages of the German Foreign Minister speaking at the annual SPD congress. Steinmeier also gave his take on the Syrian conflict.
The far-right AfD snagged 13.2 percent of the vote in Duisburg. The former steel town has long been a working class stronghold for the Social Democrats but many residents say frustrated voters felt "forgotten" by Berlin.
The strong performance of the populist Alternative for Germany party in Sunday's election has worried Afghan and other Muslim migrants. They fear that the AfD's anti-immigration agenda may make life harder for them.
Over a hundred million people are facing food insecurity with some on the brink of famine, says Daniel Gustafson, deputy director of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Helping people feed themselves is key.
Chancellor Merkel defended her decision to open German borders in 2015, while also urging EU countries to show solidarity on refugees. In a separate TV appearance, the chancellor dodged a question about her main rival.
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