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Germany’s government has struck a migrant return deal with Spain achieving its first of what is supposed to become a series of bilateral agreements with fellow EU member states.
The world’s largest container shipping operator, Danish company Maersk, has sent the first ever commercial container vessel, the Venta Maersk, to trial the Northern Sea Route in the Artic on a voyage from South Korea to St. Petersburg, Russia.
The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency Hans-Georg Maassen has been removed from his position after facing criticism of harboring sympathies for the far right in the wake of the the recent far right and neo-Nazi outbursts in the East German city of Chemnitz.
Reports had projected a total of 220,000 migrant arrivals in Germany in 2018.
Friedrich Merz deems the eternity clause of Germany's constitution that provides for the right of asylum should be debated.