Germany re-imposes border controls

September 14, 2015 12:08 AM

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Germany pulled down the shutters on its borders, temporarily exiting the Schengen system and triggering a crisis as diplomats from all the EU countries struggled to reach agreement on the refugee problem in Brussels last night.

Syrians, in particular, who almost automatically qualify for refugee status, have been crossing into Germany in huge numbers, especially since Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country would welcome them last week.

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