germany migrants

Merkel’s Deputy Says She Underestimated Migrant Integration Challenge

BERLIN, Aug 28 – German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Saturday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives had “underestimated” the challenge of integrating a record migrant influx. Gabriel is also leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) – the junior coalition partner in Merkel’s government – and his comments to broadcaster ZDF come

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Fight Over Ramadan Led to Blaze at German Refugee Centre-Prosecutor

BERLIN, June 10 – Residents of a refugee centre in the German city of Duesseldorf set their shelter alight after a fight among Muslim refugees over Ramadan meals, a prosecutor said on Friday, in an incident that is likely to increase unease among anti-immigrant groups. On Tuesday a fire ripped through the accommodation that was

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German “Godfathers” Reunite Syrian Families

By Joseph Nasr BERLIN, May 12 – Three days after an emotional reunion with his younger son in Berlin, a 71-year-old Syrian handed a bar of olive oil and laurel soap, a hand-made wall hanging and a box of pistachio sweets to a 56-year-old German he had never met before. The gifts were from Aleppo,

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