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German Muslim group says AfD's surge promotes 'right-wing extremists'

German Muslim group says AfD's surge promotes 'right-wing extremists'

Voters who supported the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in elections in two eastern states have knowingly helped to put "right-wing extremists" in power

Thousands march against racism in German City ahead of key state polls

Thousands march against racism in German City ahead of key state polls

Thousands marched against hate and racism in the eastern German of city Dresden on Saturday, a week before state elections when far-right party AfD is projected to make huge gains.

Merkel vows to work with SPD for 'good of Germany'

Merkel vows to work with SPD for 'good of Germany'

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the "good of Germany" as the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition.

Merkel heads for German poll win, AfD set to get first seats

Merkel heads for German poll win, AfD set to get first seats

Surveys suggest Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU alliance has a double-digit lead over its nearest rivals, the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) led by Martin Schulz.

German anti-immigrant party picks leaders for poll drive

German anti-immigrant party picks leaders for poll drive

The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party chose a tough-talking former member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and an economist to lead its campaign for a September election.

German anti-immigrant party set to go further right after leader suffers defeat

German anti-immigrant party set to go further right after leader suffers defeat

The co-leader of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) suffered an embarrassing defeat on Saturday when delegates refused to discuss her motion to shift the party into the "mainstream", putting it on course to turn further right.

Germany's AfD may expel member for Nazi guilt comment

Germany's AfD may expel member for Nazi guilt comment

Germany's rightwing populist AfD Monday moved to expel a state leader who argued the country should turn the page on its World War II guilt, exposing a deepening rift within the party.

Fierce Merkel critic resigns from conservative party

Fierce Merkel critic resigns from conservative party

A fierce internal critic of German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she would resign from the centre-right Christian Democratic Union party, accusing Merkel of having harmed the country with her migration policy.

German right-wing leader backs citizens' right to arm themselves

German right-wing leader backs citizens' right to arm themselves

The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has spoken out in favour of people arming themselves with guns and self-defence devices following a series of violent attacks last month.

Anti-immigrant AfD members approve anti-Islam manifesto

Anti-immigrant AfD members approve anti-Islam manifesto

Members of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) have backed an election manifesto