Merkel Aide Hopeful Coalition Will End Bickering Over Refugees

  • Chancellor’s chief of staff says German coalition must unite
  • Bavarian leader says only refugee limit will end ‘loser mode’

Police escort migrants who arrived at Munich Hauptbahnhof railway station on Aug. 29, 2015 in Munich.

Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A senior aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel said he’s “optimistic” that her government will resolve a dispute over limiting the number of asylum seekers that’s split her coalition.

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