This week on World Stories: Refugees in Serbia – Young Africans dream of Europe – Germany after the terrorist attack in Berlin – Sulphur mining in Indonesia.
When hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way into Europe in August and September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to engage in an open-door policy toward the newcomers. What's happened since then?
NATO has been at the heart of defense policy for many Western European nations for decades. As time has gone on, it's moved eastwards. But how did the alliance become what it is? Who pays for it? Where is it going?
Germany has slammed several countries in the Balkans for shutting their gates on the thousands of refugees trying to head west. Yet neighboring Austria, which often takes its cue from Berlin, has hailed the decision.
Closed borders only help traffickers. Germany wants more international cooperation - in Europe and Africa.
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