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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.

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

Thessalon - The mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early Sunday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.

Le Pen seeks to rally far-right allies for European elections

Nice - France's Marine Le Pen led a rally of Europe's far-right in the southern French city of Nice on Tuesday, to celebrate recent gains on the continent and devise a battle plan for next year's European elections.

Germany's mammoth neo-Nazi terror trial enters final phase

Munich - A defence lawyer for Beate Zschaepe, the only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi trio, Tuesday launched final arguments, signalling the end phase of a mammoth murder and terrorism trial.

Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

Mytilene - A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday.

Court upholds Jean-Marie Le Pen fine for Holocaust comment

Paris - France's top appeals court upheld a 30,000-euro fine Tuesday against former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen for dismissing the Nazi gas chambers as a "detail" of history.

What's in a name? France's Le Pen proposes far-right rebrand

Lille - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed changing the name of her party to the National Union on Sunday as part of efforts to improve its image after she was re-elected for a third term as leader.

What's in a name? France's Le Pen proposes far-right rebrand

Lille - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed changing the name of her party to the National Union on Sunday as part of efforts to improve its image after she was re-elected for a third term as leader.

Bannon tells French far-right: 'history is on our side'

Lille - Former top Trump aide Steve Bannon told the French far right on Saturday that "history is on our side" as he addressed the party conference of a National Front that is seeking to bounce back from crushing electoral setbacks.

Far-right group should repay 427,000 euros to EU parliament: budget report

Apo - A group of far-right parties, dominated by France's National Front, should pay back hundreds of thousands of euros in expense payments by the European Parliament, according to a document seen by AFP Monday.

France's bruised Le Pen seeks a rebound

Kintzheim - Nine months after losing France's presidential election to Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen took to the stage of a hotel ballroom with a message: the National Front must go.

French far-right denies Le Pen niece comeback bid

Paris - France's National Front sought to shut down speculation Wednesday of a comeback bid by a scion of the far-right Le Pen family which threatens fresh tensions in the squabbling political dynasty.
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