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Germany's far-right AfD braces for surveillance

Berlin - Germany's domestic security agency is on the verge of announcing whether the far-right AfD will be placed under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy, dealing a potential blow to the anti-immigration party in a key election year.

Germany's far-right AfD holds congress despite virus curbs

Berlin - Hundreds of delegates from Germany's far-right AfD gathered Saturday for a congress that authorities warned could become a coronavirus hotspot, as the party increasingly aligns itself with militants protesting against virus restrictions.

German far right holds congress with 'hotspot potential'

Berlin - Hundreds of AfD delegates will gather Saturday for a congress that authorities have warned could become a coronavirus hotspot, as the German far-right party increasingly aligns itself with militants protesting coronavirus restrictions.

Destructive far right out to shatter German politics

Berlin - The city of Erfurt, a quiet, chocolate-box town of around 200,000 inhabitants, is an unlikely epicentre for an earthquake that is shaking German politics to its post-war foundations.

German state premier quits after 'unforgivable' far right vote

Frankfurt Am Main - The premier of Germany's Thuringia state stepped down and called for snap elections Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was elected with the help of far-right AfD lawmakers in a vote Angela Merkel called "unforgivable".

Far-right backing for regional politician shocks Germany

Berlin - The small state of Thuringia broke a German political taboo Wednesday after a candidate for the regional premiership was heaved into office with help from the far right for the first time, sending shockwaves to Berlin.

Far-right upsets German vote for regional premier

Frankfurt Am Main - The tiny central state of Thuringia broke a German political taboo Wednesday when a candidate for the regional premiership was unexpectedly heaved into office with help from the far-right AfD party.

Germany's far-right AfD in radical-moderate leadership compromise

Braunschweig - Germany's far-right AfD party on Saturday elected a leadership duo backed by both its increasingly influential radical wing and moderates, at a congress hit by massive protests.

Germany's far-right AfD elects new leaders as radicals rise

Braunschweig - Germany's far-right AfD party will elect new leaders on Saturday, with its increasingly influential radical wing seeking to tighten its grip on the group after a series of electoral victories.

Germany's AfD plots new course with radicals on the rise

Berlin - Germany's far right AfD party is choosing new leaders on Saturday in a vote shaped by an increasingly powerful radical wing which wants a rethink of the country's culture of atonement for Nazi crimes.

Germany's far-right AfD surges in eastern heartland vote

Erfurt - Germany's far-right AfD scored strong gains Sunday in the ex-communist eastern state of Thuringia, home to one of its most radical figures, beating mainstream parties such as Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU, exit polls showed.

Germany's AfD faces electoral test after synagogue shooting

Erfurt - Germany's far-right AfD party faces a key test of support in a state election in former communist east Germany on Sunday, following national outrage over a deadly shooting at a synagogue.

German grey vote holds the line against far-right

Berlin - The latest electoral surge by Germany's far-right AfD highlights the decline of the mainstream parties who scored narrow, last-gasp victories thanks mainly to a dwindling band of elderly voters.

New rift in Germany's far-right AfD ahead of polls

Berlin - The far-right Alternative for Germany, battling stagnant poll results and suspicions of illegal funding, is now torn by a deepening rift between its party leadership and its most radical wing.

Far-right AfD fails to win its first German mayor seat

Berlin - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party lost its bid to capture its first mayor's office in the country in a bellwether election on Sunday ahead of three key regional polls.

Far-right AfD eyes control of German town favourite of Hollywood

L - Its cobblestone lanes and Baroque architecture are so quaint that Hollywood directors often come calling, but the German town of Goerlitz may soon have a new claim to notoriety.

AfD 'Slave Market' poster raises hackles

Berlin - A European elections campaign poster by Germany's AfD featuring a 19th-century painting called "The Slave Market" has raised hackles, with a US art museum demanding that the far-right party withdraw the advert.

Far-right parties kick off campaigns for Europe election

Berlin - Right-wing populist parties are gearing up to campaign for European Parliament elections next month, but policy differences and the Brexit drama threaten their dream to "unite the right".

German far-right MP could be 'controlled' by Russia: report

Berlin - A German far-right member of parliament, Markus Frohnmaier, could become "absolutely controlled" by Russia and act in Moscow's interests, media reported Friday.

German far-right sees divided front after European poll

Berlin - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD)'s chief candidate for European elections, Joerg Meuthen, expects big gains for nationalist parties but thinks they will have trouble forming a united front to advance an agenda.

German far-right politician launches AfD splinter group

Berlin - A German far-right politician Thursday launched a "patriotic" breakaway party from the anti-immigration AfD, potentially weakening the populist opposition movement.

Germany's security agency steps up watch on far-right AfD

Berlin - Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday it will step up monitoring for political extremism in the far-right AfD party, a blow to the party in a busy election year.

Far right mulls prospects of German 'Dexit' from EU

Riesa - Far right party AfD meets from Friday to decide whether to champion Germany's exit from the EU in their campaign for the upcoming European parliamentary elections, at a time when Brexit is already roiling the bloc.

German far-right AfD in trouble as end of Merkel era looms

Berlin - A year after it entered Germany's parliament, the far-right AfD party is facing turbulence, including a donations scandal and the looming departure of its favourite enemy Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German historians accuse far right chief of echoing Hitler

Berlin - German historians Wednesday accused far-right leader Alexander Gauland of paraphrasing Adolf Hitler in a newspaper column taking aim at a "globalised class" that he claimed threatens all that is good in his "homeland".

German historians accuse far right chief of echoing Hitler

Berlin - German historians on Wednesday accused far-right leader Alexander Gauland of paraphrasing Adolf Hitler in a newspaper column taking aim at a "globalised class" that he claimed threatens all that is good in his "homeland".

Far-right MP fined for tweeting anti-Merkel ballot

Berlin - A German far-right deputy was slapped with a 1,000-euro fine Wednesday for tweeting a picture of his secret ballot, in which he voted against a fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German AfD politician quits over 'camel drivers' race slur

Berlin - A regional leader of Germany's far-right AfD party said Thursday he would resign after he insulted Germans of Turkish origin, calling them "camel drivers".

German far-right party clinches top budget post

Frankfurt Am Main - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party secured the chair of the country's powerful budget committee Tuesday, after being repeatedly being shunned for top parliamentary jobs which were shared out among more established parties.

German far right in row over Nobel laureate's name

Berlin - Germany's far-right AfD party will decide Friday whether to adopt a think-tank named after Nobel peace laureate Gustav Stresemann, despite anger from the former chancellor's descendants who have threatened legal action.
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