The two – Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohammed – were released just hours after the pardon was announced Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if all 100 prisoners, including dozens of human rights activists, pardoned by Sissi were also freed.
Volkswagen admits using sophisticated software to foil emissions inspections. Some claim the scandal could harm the vaunted brand of German manufacturing and undercut the nation's reputation for playing by the rules.
Between Turkey and Hungary, asylum seekers have tapped mobile communications and a migrant economy to make decisions about where to go next. But the Croatia route is uncharted, leaving them to confront a whole new set of obstacles.