Saturday

24th Sep 2016

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Germany asylum applications near 400,000

Applications for asylum in Germany in the first six months of this year hit 396,947, according to statistics released on Friday by Germany's minister of interior. The figure represents a 121.7 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Many of the applications are backlogs. Asylum claims dropped from 92.000 in January to 16.000 in June.

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