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Americans Looking For Affordable Degrees Head To Germany

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Overwhelmed German Cities House Asylum Seekers In Tents

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The Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport was supposed to open in 2012, but it has been delayed repeatedly and is now set to open in 2017. The cost overruns and delays have made the airport the butt of frequent jokes. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Berlin's New Airport: Still In A Holding Pattern

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Refugees line up to apply for asylum at a reception center in Berlin, Germany. Figures released last week showed that about 180,000 asylum applications were filed in the first six months of 2015, more than twice as many as in the same period last year. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

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Same-Sex Couples Strive For Marriage Rights In Every EU Country

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Bailout Makes Germans Just As Squeamish As Greeks, For Different Reasons

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Greece's Financial Rescue: A Blow To European Unity?

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Eurogroup, Greeks Reach Agreement On A Bailout Plan

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Could Greece's Debt Crisis Become Merkel's Worst Political Failure?

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Greece Stalls On New Bailout Proposal As European Leaders Meet

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Germany, France Keep Door Open To Greek Requests For Economic Help

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Berlin's Humboldt University — named for its founder, the 19th century philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, pictured here — is one of several German universities attracting U.S. students. More than 4,000 Americans are studying in German universities. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

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Berlin's Humboldt University — named for its founder, the 19th century philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, pictured here — is one of several German universities attracting U.S. students. More than 4,000 Americans are studying in German universities. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

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Marchers carried a multicolor flag during Warsaw's annual gay pride parade earlier this month. Poland prohibits gay marriage but activists say attitudes toward gays have improved in recent years. Alik Keplicz/AP hide caption

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For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes, If Not Laws

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