New Migrant Crisis Threatens to Bring Down Merkel in 48 Hours

The era of Angela Merkel may be coming to an end as longstanding disagreements on migration policies between her and her Bavarian allies threaten to come to a head and potentially unseat the German leader, who has been at the country’s helm since 2005.

A police car leaves the grounds of a reception centre for asylum seekers in Bamberg, southern Germany, on early November 15, 2017. A man was killed and 14 residents of the home were injured as a fire broke out. The cause of the fire is yet unclear. / AFP PHOTO …

Bavaria Classifies Asylum Homes as ‘Dangerous’

The Bavarian government has defended classifying asylum homes in the region as ”dangerous places” allowing police to enter or raid asylum homes without a warrant after an outcry by pro-migrant groups.

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Bavarian Governor to Step Down in German Power Struggle With Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — An often-awkward conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to step down as Bavarian governor in favor of a younger rival, attempting to end a power struggle that has been an unwelcome distraction as Merkel tries to form a new government.

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Migrant Crime and Violence Soars in German States

Authorities in two German states have expressed concern over official figures showing a huge rise in migrant crime, with the number of violent attacks having almost doubled in 2016.

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Bavaria to Ban Burka in Public Places

The German state of Bavaria is to ban the full face veil in schools, universities, polling stations and government workplaces, the regional government has announced. The move, which is being proposed by region’s governing Christian Social Union (CSU), comes just


Bavaria Passes Law Calling for Migrants to Embrace ‘Dominant’ Culture

The German state of Bavaria has passed a law requiring immigrants to respect the “dominant” local culture. The law provides extra funding for German language classes and for schools to help migrants integrate, however left-wing politicians tried to filibuster it

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Child Bride Legally Married Under Sharia Law, German Judge Rules

A regional German court has recognised as valid the marriage of a 14-year-old Syrian girl to her 20-year-old cousin, despite the legal age for marriage in Germany being 16. The case represents a landmark ruling, with the Federal Court set


Former Bavarian President: Close the Border to All Migrants

Germany should completely close its borders to refugees if it is to solve to migrant crisis, a former President of Bavaria has said. Edmund Stoiber — an elder statesmen in the Christian Social Union (CSU), Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister

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Germany’s Chancellor Merkel ‘Sending Wrong Signal’ To Europe On Migrants

The decision of Chancellor Angela Merkel to invite into Germany thousands of migrants stuck in Hungary has opened splits in her conservative bloc. Bavarian allies have accused her of sending a “totally wrong signal” to the rest of Europe. The divisions erupted after Angela Merkel and