German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Friday, accompanied by Defense MInister Thomas de Maizière. This comes after a German Special Forces soldier died recently - the first German solider to fall in nearly two years.
Germany's interior minister has joined the chorus of politicians expressing concern over the burning of Israeli flags in Berlin. Germany's Central Council of Jews has been calling for an anti-Semitism commissioner.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière wants to continue the practice of not generally allowing refugees' family members access to Germany. The restrictions apply to refugees under subsidiary protection.
Germany has said the number of new migrants is expected to fall for a second year in a row after peaking in 2015. And Interior Minister de Maiziere has praised a scheme that pays failed asylum seekers to return home.
The German interior minister has accused states who refuse to deport rejected asylum seekers of going behind his back. Whether Afghanistan is safe enough to send people back is a contentious issue in the Germany.
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