German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has urged the country's biggest trade union to help integrate refugees into German society. He said integration takes place in the workplace and everyday life, but he also warned of potential conflicts.
Day work in a German agency while moonlighting for Vietnam's Communist Party? Such is the alleged double-life of the suspended worker who may have helped Vietnamese spies abduct businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin.
Gabriel wrote a letter to EU leaders slamming Turkish President Erdogan's politics and calling for the bloc to scale back its relations with Ankara. His statements underline an icy relationship with no thaw in sight.
The Social Democrats' leader has warned of the "fatal mistake" of mixing the debate on integration with security policy. Weeks ahead of key elections, the SPD has tried to distance itself from Angela Merkel's CDU.
Nearly a million refugees from South Sudan have crossed the border to Uganda. Kampala is hoping for more support from Germany after Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's top diplomat, visited the refugees.
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