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German far right tries to link Notre-Dame fire to anti-Christian 'attacks'

Berlin - A leader of Germany's far-right AfD party on Tuesday tried to link the devastating fire at Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral to rising "intolerance" against Christians in Europe, although French investigators believe the inferno was an accident.

French far-right figure Marion Marechal to visit Crimea

Paris - The niece of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, former MP Marion Marechal, will visit the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea this month, furthering her links with Russia, which annexed the territory in 2014.

Thousands join Congress of Families march in Italy

Verona - Several tens of thousands of people marched in support of the ultra-Conservative World Congress of Families on Sunday, on the final day of their conference in northern Italy.

Far-right funeral in east Germany draws hundreds of mourners

Chemnitz - Hundreds of black-clad mourners turned up at the funeral of a neo-Nazi figure in eastern Germany's Chemnitz, with police out in force to ward off any violence in a city previously rocked by far-right rioting.

Germany probes far-right threats to politicians, celebs

Berlin - German authorities were on Thursday investigating over 100 threatening emails apparently sent by far-right sympathisers to lawyers, politicians, journalists and even a pop star, prosecutors said.

Catalan separatist trial gives Spanish far right global platform

Madrid - Far-right Spanish party Vox is on track to get a global soapbox as it takes part in the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders as a "popular prosecutor" -- a Spain-specific legal mechanism that has left Madrid embarrassed.

Hungary's Orban vows defence of 'Christian' Europe

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched his European elections campaign Sunday calling for voters to defend "Christian" nations against immigration, which he said led to the "virus of terrorism".

Far-right Le Pen launches European elections campaign

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday launched her party's campaign for the European Parliament elections, pledging to beat President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party in the vote.

Austrians protest rightwing coalition tough on migrants

Vienna - Thousands of protesters in Vienna braved snow and icy temperatures Saturday to protest Austria's ruling coalition between the conservatives and the far-right a year after they came to power.

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.

Op-Ed: Border troop call-up to also control U.S. far-right, militias

Troops headed for the US-Mexico border aren't just aiming to help prevent migrant entry—they have unregulated militias and criminal organizations on their minds, too, according to planning documents obtained by Newsweek.

German police swoop on far-right 'terrorist' ring

Berlin - German police on Monday arrested six men on suspicion of belonging to a far-right "terrorist" group that attacked foreigners in the city of Chemnitz.

One year on, far right has transformed German politics

Berlin - A year after surging into parliament, lawmakers from the far-right AfD party have upended the normally staid world of German politics, with provocations and insults now the order of the day in the venerable Bundestag.

Merkel 'outraged' by Nazi chants in far-right rally

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced anger Monday against Nazi chants by far-right demonstrators marching over the death of a German man following a fight with two Afghans.

German far-right wants to 'reclaim' Chemnitz after fatal stabbing

Chemnitz - "I don't care if they call us racist but things simply cannot carry on this way," said Paula Neubach at a far-right rally in the flashpoint German city of Chemnitz, rocked by anti-foreigner violence since late August.

Germany's Chemnitz on edge after anti-migrant violence

Chemnitz - Chemnitz is on edge after a wave of racist violence following the deadly stabbing of a local man, allegedly by two migrants, stoking tension and tarnishing the eastern German city's image."We aren't all Nazis," sighs 60-year old pharmacist Rita Thal.

German far-right ends anti-Merkel protest peacefully

Chemnitz - German far-right demonstrators gathered in the eastern city of Chemnitz to protest Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy Thursday, but there was no new outburst of the violence that followed a weekend knife killing.

Germany's far-right demos 'shocking': UN rights chief

Geneva - Images of far-right protestors delivering Nazi salutes in Germany this week were "really shocking", the UN rights chief said Wednesday, warning against growing "amnesia" for the horrors of past European wars.

'Hate in the streets' has no place in Germany: Merkel

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday condemned violent far-right protests that degenerated into attacks against foreign-looking people, saying "hate in the streets" has no place in Germany.

Ex-communist East Germany a hotbed for racist hate crime

Berlin - Far-right mob violence targeting immigrants in the German city of Chemnitz has again cast an ugly spotlight on the country' ex-communist east as a hotbed of xenophobia.

New German far-right rally after knife killing sparks mob violence

Chemnitz - Several people were injured as thousands of far-right protesters rallied Monday in the eastern German city of Chemnitz where a knife killing, allegedly committed by a Syrian and an Iraqi, had sparked racist mob attacks that were deplored by Chancellor ...

Germany's far-right movement calls protest after deadly dispute

Berlin - The far-right street movement PEGIDA on Monday called for a second straight day of protests in ex-communist eastern Germany after the alleged fatal stabbing of a German man by a foreigner."Muster strength from anger and sadness!

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a shocking series of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping one of the longest and politically charged trials of the post-war period.

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping a mammoth trial that began in May 2013.

Verdicts due in Germany's mammoth neo-Nazi murder trial

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders faces a verdict on Wednesday at the end of one of the longest trials in Germany's post-war history.

Beate Zschaepe, woman in the dock in neo-Nazi terror trial

Berlin - For Beate Zschaepe, the woman at the heart of Germany's neo-Nazi terror and murder trial, the dark path began in the far-right skinhead subculture that flared after the Berlin Wall fell.

German woman faces verdict in 5-year neo-Nazi murder trial

Berlin - One of the biggest trials in modern German history ends Wednesday when the court hands a verdict to the only surviving member of a neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders.

Verdicts next week in German neo-Nazi murder trial

Berlin - Beate Zschaepe, the only surviving member of a murderous German neo-Nazi trio, proclaimed her innocence over a racist killing spree in a final plea Tuesday before her verdict next week.

Italy's Salvini calls for European anti-migrant alliance

Pontida - Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called for a Europe-wide alliance against "mass immigration" at a triumphant annual gathering of his far-right League party on Sunday.

Five held in clashes at London far-right demo

London - Police arrested five people on Saturday after clashes broke out during a demonstration by hundreds of people against the jailing of a former far-right leader for contempt of court.
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Presidential candidates Alexander Van der Bellen (L) and Norbert Hofer will face off again after a ruling by Austria's highest court declared May election results null and void
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