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German Chancellor and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer prior to a meeting on migration in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reached an agreement with her hard-line interior minister, Horst Seehofer, on Monday amid a growing standoff between them over how to tackle the country’s migrant crisis, per the Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: Merkel has been seeking to end a standoff with Seehofer, the chairman of the Christian Social Union, the sister party to her Christian Democratic Union, which has put her coalition government on the brink of collapse. Just less than a day ago, Seehofer said he would resign after rejecting a previous deal Merkel clinked with European Union leaders, saying it's insufficient.

The details: Under joint agreement, Germany will establish centers near its borders to review asylum seekers’ applications. Merkel called it a “really good compromise,” per the WSJ. Meanwhile, Seehofer walked back his plan to resign.

  • Seehofer had called for migrants who have been registered as asylum seekers in other countries be turned away at Germany’s border.

Go deeper: Merkel's coalition agrees to migration terms as pressures across EU persist

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Rahm Emanuel questioned on murder of Laquan McDonald in confirmation hearing

Rahm Emanuel during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Oct. 20. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about the murder of Laquan McDonald during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to become the U.S. ambassador to Japan, saying that "there's not a day or a week that has gone by in the last seven years I haven't thought about this."

Catch up quick: McDonald was a Black teenager who was fatally shot 16 times by Chicago police during Emanuel's tenure as the city's mayor. The 2014 shooting triggered massive protests, both because of its nature and the fact that the officers' body-cam footage was concealed for years.

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Biden's ambassador nominee: "China is not an Olympian power"

Nick Burns testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden's nominee to serve as ambassador to China delivered a stark assessment of the challenges the U.S. faces in confronting Beijing, but stressed that the rising superpower is "not all-powerful" and the West retains "substantial" advantages.

The big picture: Nicholas Burns, a retired career diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to NATO, used his confirmation hearing Wednesday to echo the growing bipartisan consensus that China poses "the greatest threat to the security of our country and the democratic world" in the 21st century.

Scoop: U.S. and Israel to form team to solve consulate dispute

Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (right) meet in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. and Israel are planning to form a joint team to hold discreet negotiations on the reopening of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, Israeli officials say.

Why it matters: The consulate handled relations with the Palestinians for 25 years before being shut down by then President Donald Trump in 2019. Senior officials in Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's government see the consulate issue as a political hot potato that could destabilize their unwieldy coalition.