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Far-right party surge in eastern German regions threatens Merkel's coalition

Aug 20 2019

MEISSEN, Germany A surge in support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party before regional elections next month in two former communist eastern states threatens to wreck Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwieldy right-left coalition government.

German finance minister Scholz to run for SPD leadership

Aug 16 2019

BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will run for the leadership of the Social Democrats, a spokeswoman said on Friday, joining a race to revive the party's popularity sinking since it entered a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Germany must repatriate from Syria IS fighter's wife and children: court

Jul 11 2019

BERLIN A Berlin court has ruled that Germany's foreign ministry should repatriate from Syria the German wife and three children of a suspected Islamic State fighter, in what a court spokesman said was the first such ruling against the government.

German far-right party shaken by rising sway of hardliner Hoecke

Jul 10 2019

BERLIN Scores of senior members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party condemned on Wednesday the rising influence of a local leader who is militantly anti-immigrant and wants to highlight German over Jewish suffering in World War Two.

German election officials threatened after rejecting far-right candidates

Jul 09 2019

BERLIN Election officials in a German state have received hate messages and will be given police protection for their meetings after they disqualified some far-right candidates for a vote in September, a regional government spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Merkel ally chides German Social Democrats over stance on EU Commission chief

Jul 04 2019

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats risk harming the coalition government in which they serve and triggering an EU constitutional crisis by opposing the nomination of Ursula von der Leyen to head the European Commission, a top German conservative said on Thursday.

That's not Stuttgart! Germany's AfD red-faced over Israeli brawl mix-up

Jul 04 2019

BERLIN A German far-right party was accused on Thursday of attempting to fan racial hatred by using a video of a brawl it suggested involved migrants at a water park in the southern city of Stuttgart - when the scuffle took place in Israel.

Germany arrests two more suspects linked to politician's murder

Jun 27 2019

BERLIN German police have detained two suspects in the murder of a pro-immigration politician shot by a far-right sympathizer who has confessed to the crime, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

German far-right suspect confesses to politician's murder: interior minister

Jun 26 2019

BERLIN A German far-right sympathizer suspected of murdering a pro-immigration conservative politician has confessed to the crime, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday.

German business sentiment lowest since November 2014: Ifo

Jun 24 2019

BERLIN German business morale fell to its lowest level since November 2014 in June, a survey showed on Monday, adding weight to expectations that Europe's largest economy contracted in the second quarter. | Video

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