In Brief: Interior Minister Seehofer defends plan to take in refugees rescued at sea, and more headlines

Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer says a quarter of all refugees saved in the Mediterranean should be brought into Germany. The plan has been criticized by members of the CDU and CSU, but Seehofer stands by it.

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The registration period for first-graders for the next school year began on Thursday. Children born between October 2013 and the end of September 2014 must be registered for the 2020 school year within the next two weeks.

Registration is compulsory for all children turning six, and can be done at the local school in their district, or at another primary school if the child has been accepted. The registration period ends on October 2, 2019.

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Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has rejected criticism of his plan to accept migrants rescued at sea. Seehofer says a quarter of all refugees saved in the Mediterranean should be brought into Germany. The plan has been criticized by members of the CDU and CSU, but Seehofer stands it.

“It is unbelievable that as Federal Minister of the Interior I have to justify saving people from drowning,” Seehofer said on Thursday.

This coming Monday several EU member states want to agree on a new plan for how to distribute refugees rescued in the Mediterranean in the future.

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Time Out magazine has named Wedding as one of the 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world, calling it “dirt cheap and still sexy.”

Coming in fourth place, Wedding beat out districts in New York, Los Angeles and Paris.

Those surveyed, including city residents and local Time Out contributors, said Wedding was authentic and international with few tourists and “many real Berliners.”

 

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