A fight between Angela Merkel and and her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is threatening to collapse the German government less than three months after it was formed. Not for the first time, the two can't agree on how to treat asylum seekers at the border.
What is the strife all about?
Merkel and Seehofer have been squabbling ever since the autumn of 2015, when the Chancellor decided to open Germany's borders to refugees who were stranded in Hungary.
Pressure had been building throughout the summer on the government to do more to help people fleeing war in Syria. When 71 decomposing bodies were found in the back of a smugglers van in Austria, the German public was left stunned at the desperate plight of people seeking refuge in Europe.