German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to continue resisting a call for a fixed cap on the number of refugees Germany will accept every year.
Angela Merkel says a deal for Britain to leave the European Union is still possible. But, the German chancellor says, not enough progress has been made on central issues and an agreement is not inevitable.
Italy has warned Germany not to deport migrants back to Italy. Reports say the German state of Bavaria is preparing to send asylum-seekers back to Italy, insisting that the cases must be processed at the point of entry.
The German chancellor's party is about to undergo a month of stress tests with elections in the states of Bavaria and Hesse. But despite internal grumblings, the CDU is a long way from staging a real leadership battle.
Germany's statistics office has published figures for net migration to the country in 2017 with some surprise findings. The figures show more Germans are returning to the country and staying put.
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