Alexander Gauland

Berlin court rules AfD politician can be called a Holocaust denier

After Gedeon had initially filed a complaint involving president of the Central Council of Jews, Josef Schuster, judges in the Berlin court rejected …

European History

Germany Doesn't Have a Playbook for a Nazi-Sympathizing Parliament

In Germany, every public issue eventually manifests itself in soccer, the country’s obsessive pastime. The questions surrounding the entry of a …

German AfD hardens radical, anti Muslim course

File: Frauke Petry, leaderof Germany's hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, speaks with journalists after a press conference at the …

News (South Africa)

Boris Becker wants 'consequences' after AfD lawmaker's racist tweet

German tennis legend Boris Becker says he wants AfD lawmaker Jens Maier to face the full consequences after the latter directed racist abuse at his …

Tennis

German online hate speech law criticised

Germany’s government has defended a new law on online hate speech that puts the country at the forefront of global efforts to police the internet but …

Censorship

Alternative for Germany official quits over raw meat scandal

The general manager of Alternative for Germany’s parliamentary group Hans Joachim Berg quit his position Friday following criticism of his decision …

Is a new German law encouraging social media giants to censor opinions?

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) have already felt the consequences of the new law - two of their MPs have had their Twitter accounts …

Censorship

AfD lawmaker sued over racist tweet against Boris Becker's son

German lawmaker Jens Maier from the far-right AfD party might face a lawsuit after a racist tweet was posted on his account. The slur was directed at …

World News

Populists Fight for Their Right to Racism

German right-wing populists are blasting a new law regulating hate postings on Twitter and Facebook, saying it destroys freedom of opinion in the …

Censorship

AfD politician sparks outcry with racial slur against Boris Becker’s son

An MP from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) sparked outcry over a tweet that used a racial slur against tennis star Boris Becker’s …

AFD

Anti-Muslim tweet lands German minister in hot water with police

A well-known far-right minister in Germany is under fire after sending a tweet that police say flouted laws against "incitement to hate."<p>German police filed a complaint against Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of the Alternative for Germany’s parliamentary faction, over a tweet she sent on New …

World News

German police accuse AfD lawmaker of incitement over anti-Muslim tweet

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have asked prosecutors to investigate a far-right lawmaker for possible incitement to hatred after she criticized a police force for tweeting in Arabic "to appease the barbaric, Muslim, rapist hoards of men".<p>Police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) posted …

World News

German Far-Right AfD Cries Censorship Over Anti-Muslim Tweets

Alternative for Germany, a far-right opposition party that brands Chancellor Angela Merkel a traitor, accused the government of censorship after …

Business

Germany's populist AfD seeks to turn online 'censorship' to its advantage

With the New Year came a new law on online hate speech in Germany, forcing Twitter and Facebook to remove content more quickly in some cases. The AfD …

World News

How Germany's refugee dream soured

As the far right rises, attitudes harden.<p>There is a moment in the play <i>Get Deutsch or Die Tryin’</i>, currently showing at the Maxim Gorki Theater in …

Germany

Germany ends 2017 without a government for Angela Merkel

It is unknown in the history of modern Germany: Three months after the election the country still doesn't have a new government. How can it be that …

Germany

No place for far-right Alternative fur Deutschland at Frankfurt - Fischer

Eintracht Frankfurt president Peter Fischer has said members of the far-right Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party have no place at the club.<p>AfD …

Soccer

2017: An election odyssey

At the start of 2017, Europe was braced for a sharp turn to the right.After Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election and the British …

Brexit

AfD leader Alice Weidel: We are Christian, but churches are too political

Alice Weidel, leader of the far-right AfD, has claimed that Germany's official churches have become too politicized. Church leaders have said that …

World News

German protests prompt fears of rising anti-Semitism

The Holocaust, says Bader, is “why I love Hitler”.<p>A 33-year-old Palestinian, he is one of a number of voices quoted in a study released this week …

Germany

German right wing AfD has a new hero: FDP head Christian Lindner

The man tipped to be Chancellor Merkel‘s kingmaker and partner in government is now known as the "coalition killer." His popularity rates have …

World News

Germany weighs its coalition options, Europe waits

Watching German politics at the moment feels unpleasantly like waiting for a glacier to calve. You hear loud cracks from time to time, but there …

Germany

The real story of how the Nazis have returned to Germany's parliament

In the recent leadership elections for Germany’s far right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Alexander Gauland was elected as co-leader on Saturday. …

Germany’s nationalist AfD party lurches further to the right amid protests

Germany's anti-euro, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party appeared to take a lurch further to the right at the weekend, with party …

Germany

Europe's Far Right Won't Keep Winning If It Can't Govern

Strong election results in 2017 created an opportunity. Some aren't willing to take it.<p>From Liechtenstein and Bulgaria to Norway and the Czech Republic, it was a good year for far right parties in Europe. 1 While none of the strong election results were sufficient for a full takeover, it was enough …

Geert Wilders

Germany's far-right AfD sidelines moderates as police and protesters clash

Alexander Gauland is chosen as co-leader of anti-immigration party in move that strengthens nationalist wing<p>The nationalist wing of the German anti-immigration party Alternative für Deutschland has been strengthened and moderate forces sidelined at a party conference marked by protests this weekend.<p>…

Germany

German coalition talks: European allies urge Martin Schulz to form a government

Germany's Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz has revealed that European leaders are urging him to join Angela Merkel's conservatives in a grand …

News

Theresa May’s ‘momentous day’

<b>UK</b><p>The British press focused on the country’s Brexit deal as British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Brussels Monday to meet with European …

World Politics

Rising German Nationalist Party Elects Leaders Amid Protests

Members of a rising nationalist party in Germany elected their leadership Saturday at a convention in the city of Hannover that was overshadowed by …

World Politics

Alternative for Germany: Police and protesters clash over meeting

<b>Several people have been hurt in clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators in the city of Hannover.</b><p>Protesters were trying to blockade the far-right Alternative for Germany's first conference since it entered parliament after September's elections.<p>Once the delayed conference began, …

Germany