Like many refugees at the time, a Syrian refugee took a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015. Photo montages were later made of him and posted on Facebook, depicting him as a high-profile criminal.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
The German chancellor has defended her refugee policy on a trip to Chemnitz, three months after anti-immigrant riots shook the city. Debating with locals, she first had to explain why it took her so long to visit.
A follow-up pact to the Elysee Treaty marks the latest gesture of friendship between France and Germany. The new bilateral pact pledges deeper cooperation between the two nations and paves the way for EU reforms.
Israel and Germany have restarted bilateral consultations after long-standing disagreements about settlement building. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she agrees that Israel faces an increased threat from Iran.
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