The German chancellor met her party base in Heidelberg on Monday. Merkel learned that her refugee policy is still an issue that stirs emotions among Christian Democrats.
An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after apparently committing suicide. The case highlights the adverse circumstances faced by Afghan returnees.
Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is under fire after one of the people he joked about deporting killed himself in Afghanistan. Now even members of the governing coalition are saying he has to go.
The German government's popularity has taken a battering following a protracted internal dispute over migration policy. A new poll shows only one in five Germans is happy with the leadership's performance.
Left to watch its conservative partners feud over German refugee policy, and nearly bring down the government, the SPD faces a deal it doesn't want but has no choice but to sign on to, writes DW's Thomas Latschan.
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