• In this photo taken Sunday Jan. 29, 2016, impoverished cattle walk along a dried up river bed in the village of Chivi, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster as the country struggles to deal with a drought afflicting the region. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster

    MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Cattle, thin like their owners, wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there is no money for food. In this drought-stricken area of Zimbabwe, some people allege that who you know determines whether you’ll get state food aid, with those out of favor with local officials going hungry.

  • In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, cabins are set up inside Hanger 4 of the former airport Tempelhof to be used as a temporary emergency shelter for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin, Germany.  As Europe struggles to cope with the influx of more than 1 million migrants in 2015, Germany is considering taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate into German society, according to Labor Minister Andrea Nahles on Monday Feb. 1, 2016, when explaining a plan she floated to cut benefits for migrants.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)

    As Europe grapples with migrant influx, benefits limited

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week is expected to more than halve payments to many refugees.