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German neo-Nazi on trial over politician murder admits to killing

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi on trial over the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Luebcke admitted Wednesday to the killing that has shocked the nation and highlighted the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

German neo-Nazi on trial over politician murder admits to killing

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi on trial over the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Luebcke admitted Wednesday to the killing that has shocked the nation and highlighted the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

Synagogue attack 'not a mistake', insists neo-Nazi at German trial

Magdeburg - A neo-Nazi suspect accused of the worst anti-Semitic attack in post-war Germany on Wednesday told a court his assault on a synagogue was "not a mistake" as plaintiffs walked out when a video of the violence was played.

Synagogue attack 'not a mistake', insists neo-Nazi at German trial

Magdeburg - A neo-Nazi suspect accused of the worst anti-Semitic attack in post-war Germany on Wednesday told a court his assault on a synagogue was "not a mistake" as plaintiffs walked out when a video of the violence was played.

Man on trial for synagogue attack that shocked Germany

Magdeburg - A German man went on trial on Tuesday for a deadly shooting targeting Jews in the eastern city of Halle last year, one of the worst acts of anti-Semitic violence in Germany's postwar history.

Man on trial for synagogue attack that shocked Germany

Magdeburg - A German man goes on trial on Tuesday for a deadly shooting targeting Jews in the eastern city of Halle last year, one of the worst acts of anti-Semitic violence in Germany's postwar history.

German neo-Nazi planned politician's murder 'for years'

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi went on trial Tuesday for the 2019 murder of a pro-refugee politician, with the court hearing that he allegedly began plotting the killing after the 2016 Islamist truck attack in Nice fuelled his hatred of foreigners.

German neo-Nazi on trial for politician's murder

Frankfurt Am Main - A German neo-Nazi went on trial Tuesday for the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Luebcke, a killing that shocked the country and highlighted the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

Police pressure mounts against Germany's far-right AfD

Berlin - An entire regional chapter of Germany's far-right AfD party has been placed under police surveillance because of its extremist tendencies, local authorities said Monday, increasing pressure on the anti-migrant group.

Germany's AfD party drops 'fascist' spokesman

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's far-right AfD party on Sunday said it had suspended a longtime spokesman, reportedly after he described himself as a fascist and praised his "Aryan grandfather".

Jail terms for neo-Nazi 'terror group' in Germany

Frankfurt Am Main - Eight members of a neo-Nazi cell were jailed Tuesday after a German court found them guilty of forming a "terrorist organisation" that was planning a campaign of violence.

Caught between extremes, Merkel's party mired in crisis

Berlin - Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democratic Union warned Saturday the party was in crisis as it tries to keep its distance from both the hard right and left.

Germany races to act on far-right threat after deadly shootings

Berlin - German ministers promised on Friday to ramp up security and put more police on the streets to quell public fears, two days after a racist gunman killed nine people.

Germans hit the streets against deals with far right

Erfurt - Thousands of anti-fascist protesters on Saturday took to the streets in Erfurt, capital of Thuringia state in Germany's former communist east where far-right lawmakers last week helped install a new state premier."Not with us!

Germans urged to 'defend democracy' 75 years after Dresden bombing

Frankfurt Am Main - President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Germans to "defend democracy" on the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden in World War II on Thursday, as the emboldened far right rattles the political establishment.

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".

Foreign correspondent attacked at Greek far-right protest

Athens - A foreign press correspondent was attacked on Sunday during a far-right protest in central Athens against the presence of migrants in Greece, according to Greek news agency ANA.

Tens of thousands march against far-right in Italy

Florence - Tens of thousands rallied in Florence in Italy on Saturday against the far-right League party, the latest in a series of demonstrations called by the new, youth-driven "Sardine Movement".

German far-right protest dwarfed by counter-demonstration

Hanover - Around 7,000 people marched in the German city of Hanover on Saturday to counter a gathering of around 120 far-right nationalists called to denounce media coverage of neo-nazi groups.

Tens of thousands join far-right Independence Day march in Poland

Warsaw - Poland's far right attracted tens of thousands to a march in Warsaw on Monday to mark the country's Independence Day just weeks after making significant gains in national elections.

In Madrid, far-right surge feared near centre for migrant youth

Madrid - "In this neighbourhood, the vote for Vox is going to be very high," says Lidia Lopez worriedly, saying the far-right had manipulated local concerns over an immigrant centre which houses unaccompanied minors.

Pompeo lays flowers at German synagogue after far-right shooting

Halle (saale) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday laid flowers at a kebab shop and a synagogue in Germany targeted in last month's fatal shooting by a far-right gunman.

Outrage in Germany over neo-Nazis' political 'kill list'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government on Monday strongly condemned death threats against two leading Green party politicians by a neo-Nazi group, as concern mounts over a rise in right-wing extremism.

Eastern German city declares 'Nazi emergency'

Frankfurt Am Main - The eastern German city of Dresden has declared a "Nazi emergency" as officials warned of a rise in far-right support and violence.

Far-right 'terror' group in dock in Germany over attack plot

Dresden - The trial of a neo-Nazi "terrorist" cell accused of plotting a violent political uprising in Germany opened on Monday amid signs the country's far-right scene is growing more militant.

Far-right 'terror' group in dock in Germany over attack plot

Berlin - The trial of a neo-Nazi "terrorist" cell accused of plotting violent political upheaval in Germany opens Monday amid reports the country's far-right scene is growing more armed and radical.

US military struggles to weed out soldiers with far-right ties

Washington - The arrest of a US soldier with far-right sympathies who is suspected of plotting an attack on American soil to spark "chaos" has highlighted a challenge for the Pentagon: purging its ranks of extremists.

Norbert Hofer: new 'friendly face' of Austria's far-right

Vienna - Norbert Hofer, who was formally elected on Saturday to lead Austria's far-right party into national elections, has gained a reputation as the friendly face of the Freedom Party (FPOe) in contrast to some of its firebrands.

Anti Merkel far-right AfD surges in east German state polls

Dresden - Germany's far-right AfD party surged in elections in two ex-communist eastern states Sunday, reflecting anger over Chancellor Angela Merkel's migrant policy and a wealth gap 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell.
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