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Germany Reintroduces Austrian Border Controls

September 14th, 2015

Episode 489 of 1091 episodes

Amid chaotic scenes, thirteen thousand migrants arrived in Munich on Sunday. Shortly after, the German government announced it would re-introduce checks along its border with Austria. We get the latest from our correspondent in Berlin. The arrival of refugees into Europe has also sparked a humanitarian aid effort to help those still in their home countries, particularly in Syria. But how best should that aid be distributed? A new UK government-commissioned report suggests giving people the cash directly would be the most efficient and effective way of helping. We speak to one the authors of the report. Plus, research from Deloitte suggests millions of jobs could be lost to robots – but why might this not necessarily be a bad thing? (Picture: Migrants and refugees arrive at the train station in Munich. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.)

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