German govt stands but no resolution in fight over migration

Germany's interior minister is insisting that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, but there's no sign yet of a compromise in a bitter standoff over migration.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back some asylum-seekers at the border. Merkel opposes unilateral action, arguing that it would weaken the 28-nation European Union.

Seehofer leads the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union party, the sister party to Merkel's conservatives. His party holds a leadership meeting Monday which could authorize Seehofer to push through his demand. If he does, that would threaten the government.

Seehofer was quoted Sunday telling the Bild am Sonntag newspaper: "No one in the CSU has an interest in bringing down the chancellor ... or blowing up the coalition."