Shortly after baby Angela's first birthday, her parent's asylum application was denied. But the family won't get deported. The Syrian family had named her daughter after Germany's chancellor out of gratitude.
Angela Merkel is set to meet with leaders in Jordan and Lebanon. The two countries have the world's highest number of refugees per capita — an issue expected to be a central theme of the German chancellor's trip.
Refugees are being well integrated into Germany's jobs market, the country's employment agency has said. New figures show that in May 2018, more than 300,000 refugees were employed in Germany.
Though the war in Syria continues, President Bashar Assad and his allies are already planning reconstruction efforts. Russia is demanding money from the rest of Europe. Should Germany contribute?
The far-right Alternative for Germany party has filed a complaint at the Constitutional Court against a change to Germany's migration policy. The party claims Chancellor Angela Merkel was wrong to bypass parliament.
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