An Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of raping and murdering a student in Germany. Right-wing extremists have taken advantage of the case to intensify their campaign against refugees.
A fierce debate in the Bundestag over the envisioned UN migration pact has pitted Germany's far-right populists against all other parties. It is good to see democrats face down the misanthropes, says DW's Jens Thurau.
The new president of Germany's BAMF refugee agency says authorities must apply rules on deportation strictly. His predecessor was sacked over allegedly lax asylum decisions.
The refugee abuse scandal sent shock waves through Germany when it became public nearly four years ago. Now, 30 guards, social workers and city employees at the asylum center face a host of charges.
Opposition within the CDU to a UN migration pact has grown despite Chancellor Angela Merkel's backing. Critics say the Global Compact for Migration conflates economic migration and refugees.
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