Dec 13, 2014

German party backs off much-mocked language demand

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's governing parties backpedaled Monday from a call for immigrants to speak German even at home, giving way in the face of a storm of criticism and mockery even from allies. The conservative Christian Social Union was on the defensive over a draft motion drawn up by senior officials for a party conference this week, stating that people wanting permanent residency...

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