Tens of thousands of refugees are on the move across Europe. For financial service providers such as Western Union, they're an attractive market. But despite their often high fees, such services are the only way for many refugees to obtain funds.
For many countries in Africa, money transfers from citizens living abroad are an extremely important source of income - sometimes even more so than development aid. But there are drawbacks, says DW's Ludger Schadomsky.
Remittances in the Colombian border city of Cucuta have doubled as Venezuelans line up to receive vital funds sent from family and friends abroad. Aitor Saez reports from Cucuta, Colombia.
Austria's foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, has called for drastic consequences for countries which fail to take back their asylum-seeking citizens. Following the recent Berlin attack, he also called for tighter borders.
Despite considerable publicity, a German-language portal mixing racism and firearms is still online. DW's Jefferson Chase is appalled and tries to figure out why something so odious is still freely available in Germany.
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