Close to a quarter of a million people applied for asylum in Germany in 2017, meaning it was still the number one destination for asylum seekers in Europe.
Joachim Löw is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year reign as Germany coach after the holders slipped to a shock defeat against Mexico in their World Cup opener in Russia.
Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to fire off two tweets about the “tenuous” state of politics in Germany. Not for the first time, he showed his ignorance of developments in German society.
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Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would also rattle Europe.
Angela Merkel’s Christian Union have dropped to 30 percent in the polls after a bitter dispute on refugees threatened to crash the government.