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Stories with person: Joachim Gauck
  • Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 12:22 pm

    BERLIN - Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe's political heavyweight - and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience.

  • German states lower housing standards amid migrant influx story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:53 pm

    BERLIN - Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and three meals a day. But with authorities struggling to find housing for tens of thousands of people each month, many new arrivals will find their lodgings a squeeze.