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January 14, 2016

London Telegraph -- January 13, 2016 
Angela Merkel faces new rebellion over refugees
More than 40 MPs from Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat party sign petition calling for Germany's borders to be closed to asylum seekers
    Angela Merkel is facing a fresh rebellion over her refugee policy, with more than 40 politicians from her Christian Democrat party reportedly signing a petition to close Germany's borders to asylum seekers.
    The rebels plan to call for a vote on the proposal at the next party meeting on January 26.
    Mrs. Merkel has come under intense pressure to change her “open-door” refugee policy since it emerged that asylum seekers were among the suspects in the New Year's Eve sex attacks in Cologne.
    More than 650 women have now come forward to file criminal complaints over the attacks, around 45 per cent of them for sexual assault.

Angela Merkel to receive award for refugee crisis weeks after mass sex assaults
    Just two weeks after hundreds of women were sexually assaulted by men who were reportedly asylum seekers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been announced as the recipient of an award based on her management of the refugee crisis.
    Merkel, who was also Time Magazine's 2015 person of the year, will receive the Roosevelt Foundation's Four Freedoms award on April 21. The organization cited her work on the refugee crisis as part of the reason she was chosen for this prestigious award.