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Merkel and Erdogan in refugee crisis talks

Amid mounting criticism of her stance on migration at home, Merkel offers to speed up Turkey’s application for EU membership in return for stopping the flow of refugees across its borders. tony paterson reports from 

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German motoring club ADAC reveals ‘car of the year’ fraud

Germany’s biggest motoring organisation was embroiled in a worsening and deeply embarrassing scandal today following revelations that its officials had for years massively falsified voting results in the country’s prestigious annual “car of the year” award competition.