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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Wednesday. Amos Ben Gershom/Israeli Government Press office/EPA/LandovV hide caption

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Kiron University, geared to refugees and displaced people, offers two years of online study toward a bachelor's degree. Students complete the degree at partner universities. Via Kiron University hide caption

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As Migrants Pour In, Germany Launches Online University For Them

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Then-CEO Martin Winterkorn poses at Volkswagen's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, in 2012. He resigned his post last month following revelations that VW cheated on emissions tests. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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How VW's Drive To Be No. 1 May Have Put It In Reverse

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Dmitri Vrubel's painting of the Soviet Union's Leonid Brezhnev and East Germany's Erich Honecker kissing — under a Russian phrase that reads, "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" — is a popular part of the East Side Gallery. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller poses with Berthold Huber (third from right) acting head of the Supervisory board of Volkswagen, Stephan Weil (second from right) Prime Minister of Lower Saxony and member of the Supervisory board, Wolfgang Porsche (right) member of Supervisory board and Bernd Osterloh (left) head of Volkwagen's works council, at VW's headquarters in Germany on Friday. Fabian Bimmer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Matthias Mueller, new chief executive of Volkswagen AG, attends a news conference at the VW factory in in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Friday. Mueller takes over after Martin Winterkorn resigned earlier this week amid a diesel emissions-testing scandal. Julian Stratenschulte/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Wilfried Block, the mayor of Friedland, in northeastern Germany, says his shrinking town needs migrants to revitalize the economy. Much of Europe faces a demographic challenge, with retirees on the rise and young workers in decline. Analysts say migrants could be the source of young workers that Europe needs. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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A German Town In Decline Sees Refugees As Path To Revival

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin pose for a picture ahead of their meeting at the foreign ministry's guesthouse, Villa Borsig, at Lake Tegel in Berlin on Saturday. Tobias Schwarz/AP hide caption

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Migrants seeking asylum wait at the registration center on August 27, 2015 in Ingelheim, Germany. Germany is receiving more than 1,000 new migrants a day from countries like Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan. In some cases, those migrants include unaccompanied minors, as NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson found at a similar center in Munich. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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Young Migrants, Some Arriving Without Parents, Seek A Safe Place

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A migrant girl holds a sign expressing her love to Germany as she arrives at the train station in Saalfeld, central Germany, on Saturday. Hundreds of refugees arrived in a train from Munich to be transported by bus to an accomodation center. Jens Meyer/AP hide caption

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A man lifts up a child next to a train that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, on Friday. More than 150,000 people have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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