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Co-leader of Germany's far-right AfD quits as party strife deepens

Berlin - The Islamophobic and anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) was dealt further setbacks Tuesday as its co-leader said she was leaving the party, prompting more defections of local MPs.

Merkel allies pressure finance chief Schaeuble to quit

Frankfurt Am Main - High-ranking members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's German conservatives gently but firmly pressed Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to move on Tuesday, as they rejig the ranks after a disappointing election weekend.

Merkel seeks partners in splintered Germany

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel got down to work Tuesday in the fractured political landscape left by Germany's "earthquake" election, seeking a ruling majority to help neutralise a newly empowered hard right.

German 'IS leader' on trial for recruiting jihadists

Celle - Notorious hate preacher Abu Walaa, suspected of being the Islamic State group's de facto leader in Germany, went on trial Tuesday accused of radicalising young men and running a jihadist network linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker.

German 'IS leader' on trial for recruiting jihadists

Frankfurt Am Main - Notorious hate preacher Abu Walaa, described as the Islamic State group's de facto leader in Germany, goes on trial Tuesday accused of radicalising young men and running a jihadist network linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker.

Is it far-right? Germany's AfD sparks debate

Berlin - The Alternative for Germany, which sparked a political earthquake after becoming the first openly anti-immigration and Islamophobic party to win dozens of seats in parliament, has unleashed a debate on whether it can be called "far-right".

Germany's Free Democrats could be brake on euro reform

Frankfurt - Germany's general election brought the pro-business Free Democratic Party a triumphant return to parliament, but memories of its near-death experience last time will make for tough coalition talks with consequences beyond Germany's borders.

Infighting hits hard-right AfD after German vote success

Berlin - The nationalist Alternative for Germany was hit by party infighting Monday, just hours after winning its first seats in parliament, with its co-chief Frauke Petry declaring that she won't join its Bundestag group.

Leading AfD figure refuses to join German party's parliamentary group

Berlin - The nationalist Alternative of Germany was hit by party infighting on Monday just hours after winning its first seats in parliament, with its co-chief Frauke Petry declaring that she won't join its Bundestag group.

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Berlin - Berliners have voted to keep open the Cold War-era city airport Tegel, threatening political turbulence in the German capital and more trouble for Chancellor Angela Merkel after a bruising election victory.

Merkel 4.0: centre stage in a turbulent world

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel heads into a fourth term with no shortage of global challenges in her in-tray, as a world beset by crises increasingly looks to Europe's most powerful woman to take centre stage.

Humbled Merkel vows to win back hard-right voters

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a "good, stable" government after Germany's watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force.

Protesters chanting 'Nazis out' hit AfD vote party

Berlin - Protests broke out in several German cities against the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany which became the first nationalist party to win dozens of seats in parliament since World War II.

German Social Democrats in turmoil after historic loss

Berlin - The defeat Sunday of German Social Democrat Martin Schulz at the hands of Chancellor Angela Merkel is his party's worst loss since World War II and another blow for Europe's centre-left.

Dismay as Germany's hard-right AfD marches into parliament

Berlin - The Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Sunday became the first hard-right, openly anti-immigration party to win dozens of seats in parliament since World War II, breaking a taboo despite mainstream politicians' calls to halt "the Nazis" in their tracks....

Merkel casts ballot in German election

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel cast her ballot in Berlin Sunday in a general election widely predicted to land her a fourth term, but a possible strong showing by hard-right nationalists could cloud her victory.

In Germany, voters torn between stability and change

Berlin - Faced with the near-certainty of Chancellor Angela Merkel's re-election, voters in Germany headed to the polls Sunday divided between a hankering for stability and a hunger for change.

Facts and figures about Germany which votes Sunday

Berlin - Germany, which is holding a general election on Sunday, is Europe's biggest economic power and the fourth largest in the world after the United States, China and Japan.

German campaign takeaways and challenges

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel sailed to victory in Germany's general election on Sunday but her win was soured by the entry of an Islamophobic hard-right party to parliament and prospects of tough coalition talks.

Germany's political parties at a glance

Berlin - German voters will head to the polls for a general election on September 24, with surveys giving Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a double-digit lead over their closest rivals, the Social Democrats.
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