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German far-right AfD party elects new leader backed by radical wing

Nov 30 2019

BRUNSWICK, Germany The far-right Alternative for Germany on Saturday elected a decorator from the east backed by a radical wing within the party as one of two co-leaders.

Dark horse candidate opens up leadership race in Germany's far-right AfD

Nov 28 2019

BERLIN An Alternative for Germany (AfD) lawmaker known for his strident criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal immigration policies has decided to run for the leadership of the far-right party, complicating a fight over its future.

Germany dodges recession in third quarter thanks to exports, spending

Nov 22 2019

BERLIN Strong exports, state spending and consumers helped the German economy avoid a recession in the third quarter, detailed data showed on Friday, confirming a preliminary reading of a 0.1% expansion on the quarter.

Synagogue attack prompts German crackdown on right-wing hate crime

Oct 30 2019

BERLIN The German cabinet on Wednesday approved measures to fight right-wing political violence, including tougher rules on gun ownership and stricter monitoring of hate speech online, responding to a rise in hate crime by militant extremists.

German conservative leader faces rebellion after election trouncing

Oct 28 2019

BERLIN German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday faced a rebellion by party members angry at a humiliating election result in eastern Thuringia state where the Christian Democrats (CDU) lost voters to both the far left and far right.

German conservative leader faces rebellion after election trouncing

Oct 28 2019

BERLIN German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday faced a rebellion by party members angry at a humiliating election result in eastern Thuringia state where the Christian Democrats (CDU) lost voters to both the far-left and far-right.

Merkel ally under police protection after 'Heil Hitler' death threat

Oct 21 2019

BERLIN German police said on Monday they were protecting the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in the eastern state of Thuringia, which holds an election in six days, after he received a death threat that ended "Heil Hitler!".

Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities

Oct 17 2019

BERLIN Turkey's military offensive in neighboring Syria is raising tensions among Germany's large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made conflicting demands of Berlin on how to respond.

Turkey's Syria advance leaves Europe with foreign fighter dilemma

Oct 13 2019

PARIS/BERLIN European states are trying to fast-track a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, after the outbreak of fresh conflict in Syria raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home.

Turkey's Syria advance leaves Europe with foreign fighter dilemma

Oct 13 2019

PARIS/BERLIN European states are trying to fast-track a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, after the outbreak of fresh conflict in Syria raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home.

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