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German Coalition Rifts Deepen as Merkel Ally Threatens Legal Steps

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, deepening a coalition rift over refugee policies, threatened on Tuesday to take her government to court if their demand to stem the flow of asylum seekers is not met. Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) "sister party" to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), wants Merkel to set up centres on the Austrian frontier to speed up deportation of migrants deemed unqualified for political asylum. The...

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