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Refugee decline bolsters Merkel ahead of election campaign

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 05:50


GERMANY'S influx of asylum seekers fell by about two thirds in 2016, handing Chancellor Angela Merkel an election-year argument against critics of her open-borders policy.

An estimated 280,000 refugees entered Germany last year, compared to 890,000 in 2015, Interior Minister

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