Merkel Moves Swiftly to Tighten Asylum Rules Following Assaults

January 12, 2016 11:24 AM

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government moved swiftly to tighten asylum rules in response to public outrage over New Year’s Eve sexual assaults as the German leader warned that failing to gain control of the region’s refugee crisis is putting Europe at risk.

Merkel’s Christian Democratic-led bloc and Social Democratic coalition partner will try to reach an agreement this week on rules to speed the expulsion of law-breaking asylum seekers, CDU parliamentary whip Michael Grosse-Broemer said Tuesday in Berlin. Merkel late Monday underscored the urgency of ...

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