The Alternative for Germany party has introduced a bill aimed at permanently banning refugees from bringing their close relatives over from war-stricken countries. The move sparked a fiery debate in the Bundestag.
Most parties in Germany's parliament want an anti-Semitism commissioner. The position can't fix the worsening attitudes toward Jews in the country, but it nevertheless sends an important signal, says DW's Jens Thurau.
Severe weather has gripped Germany and its neighbors. At least five people died as the powerful storm swept across Western Europe. Friederike severely hit public transport on its way toward the Czech Republic.
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