Alexander Gauland

Germany’s right-wing leader rebuffs Steve Bannon: “We’re not in America.”

Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s onetime chief White House strategist, has turned his focus to Europe, with a mission to unite nationalist movements across the EU and smash the political establishment.<p>He popped up in Rome this year to support Matteo Salvini of the anti-immigrant Northern League in the …

Donald Trump

Germany's AfD rebuffs Steve Bannon plan to unite European populists

AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland said the interests of Europe's far-right parties vary too much to fit under the tent Steve Bannon is staking out. The …

Europe

German far-right leader: Bannon’s Europe plan will fail

Alexander Gauland poured cold water on former Trump adviser’s plans ahead of 2019 Europe election.<p>By Joshua Posaner<p>BERLIN — Plans to forge a united right-wing populist movement led by Steve Bannon ahead of next year’s European Parliament election “will not succeed,” according to the co-leader of …

Europe

Buchenwald memorial chief demands answers from far-right MP

BERLIN (AFP) -<p>The head of the foundation running the memorial at the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald said he would confront a German far-right politician with pointed questions when they hold talks Wednesday.<p>The director of the site, Volkhard Knigge, said he agreed to the meeting …

Nazi Concentration Camps

Germany's far-right AfD increasingly radicalized by its grassroots, experts warn

Many prominent members of the far-right Alternative for Germany are seemingly unafraid of espousing racist ideology and historical revisionism. …

Germany

German nationalist criticized for Hitler plot post

BERLIN — The nationalist Alternative for Germany party distanced itself on Thursday from a member who reportedly described as a “traitor” a leader of …

World History

Germany's AfD forced to retract claims Environment Ministry gave millions to Hillary Clinton campaign

Germany's far-right AfD has been forced to issue a statement admitting it falsely accused the BMU of donating millions to Hillary Clinton's election …

Hillary Clinton

Football: German FA boss rejects Ozil racism charge, but admits mistake

BERLIN: The chief of the German Football Association (DFB) on Thursday (Jul 26) rejected accusations of racism by Mesut Ozil, but admitted he should …

Soccer

Migration challenge is make-or-break for EU, says passionate Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union’s fate rests on its ability to rise to the challenges of migration, a passionate Chancellor Angela Merkel told Germany’s parliament on Thursday ahead of a Brussels summit dominated by an issue that threatens her ruling coalition.<p>Speaking with uncharacteristic …

Angela Merkel

AfD complain of ‘Gestapo methods’ after hotels ban their leaders

Among the AfD delegates who have been rejected by hotels is Ralph Weber, who up until Sunday believed he would be staying at the “Drei Mohren” …

Europe

A Man Stole The Clothes Of A Far-Right German Politician And People Are Really Enjoying The Photo

The picture has caused a debate among German media over whether it's OK to share the photo.

World News

‘Not a swimming place for Nazis’: A far-right lawmaker had his clothes stolen at the lake

Police have yet to find the man who stole Alexander Gauland's clothes while he swam in a lake last week, forcing the co-leader of the German Parliament's most far-right party to walk half-naked through the streets — an image that is going viral on social media.<p>At least the motive for the crime …

World News

Far-right German politician's clothes are stolen while swimming

<b>(CNN) —</b> The clothes of a leading figure in Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany party were stolen while he was swimming in a lake outside Berlin, which forced him to walk to the police station wearing only his bathing shorts, German media reported Tuesday.<p>Alexander Gauland, co-leader of the …

German History

German nationalist's clothes stolen during evening swim

Police say they're investigating the theft of a far-right leader's clothes as he went for an evening dip in a small lake near his home outside Berlin.<p>…

Swimwear

Germany Isn’t Ready to Lead. That’s a Good Thing.

Alexander Gauland, the co-leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, was seeking more than provocative headlines when he said Saturday that “Hitler and the Nazis are just a speck of bird poop on 1,000 years of successful German history.” His remarks fed into a larger debate as …

Europe

German rightist leader walks to police station after clothes stolen

BERLIN (Reuters) - The co-leader of a German anti-immigrant party had to walk to a police station from the shores of a lake outside Berlin wearing only his underwear after his clothes were stolen while he was swimming, the Maerkische Allgemeine newspaper reported on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Alexander …

World News

The AfD's Alexander Gauland: From conservative to nationalist

Alexander Gauland is one of two leaders of the far-right, nationalist AfD party - and he's known for his controversial, headline-grabbing …

Angela Merkel

German president blasts AfD leader's Nazi remark

President Steinmeier accused the AfD of "sowing hatred" after downplaying the importance of the Nazi era. AfD leader Alexander Gauland referred to …

Angela Merkel

German Nationalist ‘Regrets’ Impression Left by Nazi Comment

Berlin (AP) -- The nationalist Alternative for Germany party's co-leader said Monday he "regrets" the impression created by remarks in which he …

Europe

Group in German party seeks apology for Nazi comment

A group of moderates in the nationalist Alternative for Germany is urging the party's co-leader to apologize for calling the Nazi era a "speck of bird poop" in German history, a comment that drew condemnation across the mainstream political spectrum.<p>The Alternative Center group said in a statement …

German History

AfD Chief: Nazi Era a 'speck of Bird Poop' in German History

BERLIN (AP) — The co-leader of the far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany party has dismissed the Nazi era as a "speck of bird poop in more …

German History

Nazi era was a speck of bird sh*t in Germany's history - far-right leader

Erfurt, Germany - The leader of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Saturday praised Germany's past successes, characterizing the …

Europe

Far-right party leader calls Nazi era a "speck of bird poop" in German history

<b>BERLIN --</b> The co-leader of the far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany party on Saturday dismissed the Nazi era as a "speck of bird poop" in …

German History

German far-right leader's comments spark furor

Social media networks and Germany's press have been in uproar after Alexander Gauland, co-leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, made …

Europe

German far right calls for probe into 2015 migrant crisis

The far-right Alternative for Germany party is calling for a parliamentary investigation into the government's handling of the migrant crisis in 2015.<p>…

Alexander Gauland

Germany's far-right supporters outnumbered by protesters in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 5,000 supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) marched through Berlin on Sunday, but they were heavily outnumbered by anti-AfD demonstrations, including one from the city’s club scene which blasted techno music across the capital.<p>The AfD’s anti-immigration, …

Angela Merkel

German opposition leader says Italy should abandon euro

BERLIN (AP) — The co-leader of the right-wing nationalist Alternative for Germany, the country's largest opposition party, says Italy's new government should abandon the euro currency.<p>Italy is struggling under heavy debt and Alexander Gauland told the dpa news agency Thursday the new government of …

Europe

Prosecutors drop probe into German AfD leader accused of inciting hatred

BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors have dropped an investigation into the far-right Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) co-leader over a remark he made last year that the then integration minister should be “disposed of” in Turkey, her parents’ country of origin, a newspaper reported.<p>Alexander …

World News

Germany grilled on racism during scheduled UN review

Berlin admitted shortcoming in its efforts against racism, xenophobia, and discrimination during a UN human rights review. While many UN members …

Human Rights

German regional conservatives say could talk to left and right

BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservatives in Germany’s Brandenburg state say they are willing to talk to the far left and right after next year’s election in a break with the past that shows broader political fragmentation.<p>FILE PHOTO: Alexander Gauland attends the anti-immigration party Alternative for …

Europe