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The comments were made by the head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Andre Poggenburg, on Ash Wednesday, when German politicians traditionally give fiery speeches. "These caraway traders have the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians weighing them down ... and ...

That might not be a bad thing given the growing popularity of the far-right and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Yet it's hard to know which of the two main established parties is in worse shape: Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), along with its sister party, the Bavarian based ...
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is taking matters into its own hands and is launching its own online newsroom because it believes its not getting enough press or is being presented it in the way it would like. Speaking to Focus magazine (link in German), AfD leader Alice Weidel said its TV newsroom, ...
One week ago, YouTube blocked a video opposing the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). The anti-AfD video by the left-wing, socialist channel "political analysis" remained blocked for a number of hours. The video shows how right-wing groups exploited the murder of a young German girl by an ...
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is demanding a ban on English lessons at primary schools, which critics say shows chilling parallels with Nazi restrictions on the teaching of foreign languages. A proposal by the AfD state parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia has said that a ban ...

Germany's populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will on Saturday announce plans to set up a television studio in its Berlin offices and employ up 20 new communications staff. According to advanced excerpts of a report slated to be published in full in Saturday's edition of German news magazine ...
In the last election, she lost seats in Parliament to the right-wing Alternative for Germany party, or AFD. A big issue was her decision to open the borders to more than a million migrants and refugees in 2015. Now, with AFD, the main opposition party, Merkel is facing demands to step up deportations of ...
The poll also puts the anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on 15 percent, just two percent behind the Social Democrats (SPD) on 17 percent. Merkel's Christian Union (CDU/CSU) would win 30.5 percent of the vote, the poll predicts. As the CDU/CSU enter the final stages of trying to thrash out a ...
But two years ago, after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees in Germany, Mr. Reil switched to the far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD. Competing in state legislative elections last May, the party won 20 percent of the vote in his home district with his name on its list -- and the Social ...
A deputy of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) slammed Friday his colleagues from the German Left Party (Die Linke) over their intention to question Turkey's decision to launch an operation in Syria against the PKK terror group, its affiliates Democratic Unity Party (PYD) and its armed wing People's ...
Roi is a local lawmaker for Alternative for Germany, or AfD, a political party described by the World Jewish Congress as "a disgraceful reactionary movement which recalls the worst of Germany's past" after it won more than 5.8 million votes in a general election last autumn. For AfD members like Roi, ...
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) rode a wave of anger at the government's refugee policy to land itself 90 seats in parliament. But apparently they haven't quite mastered the Bundestag's voting system yet. Throughout campaigning for the national election last year the AfD positioned itself as the ...
A German politician for a far-right, anti-Islam party shocked the country by converting to Islam. Now he's revealed the reason: He didn't like that his Protestant faith was accepting of gay marriage. Arthur Wagner -- who now goes by the first name Ahmed--- has been thrust the spotlight since German media ...
POTSDAM, Germany -- Arthur Wagner has been many things in life: a child in the Soviet Union, a migrant in Germany, a devout Christian, an alcoholic, a truck driver and a committed member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party. Earlier this month, Wagner surprised his party colleagues by ...
A member of Germany's far-right and anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party (AfD) who recently converted to Islam has said he did so in protest at what he sees as the "moral decline" of the Protestant church. Arthur Wagner, 48, until recently a leading party member in the state of Brandenburg, told the ...
Arthur Wagner was a leading member of a state chapter of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, whose slogan "Islam doesn't belong in Germany" encapsulates its extreme nativist and anti-Muslim views. The AfD, which is now the third-largest political party in Germany after its stunning success in last ...

His Alternative for Germany (AfD) party entered the Bundestag last year following a populist, anti-Islam campaign. AfD poster in ... The far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Tuesday confirmed reports in the German media that one of its politicians, Arthur Wagner, has converted to Islam.
The Alternative for Germany party said Tuesday one of its lawmakers will chair the German parliament's budget committee, a key panel that oversees government spending. The six other parties represented in the Bundestag have largely shunned lawmakers from the upstart party, known as AfD, for its ...
Last week's preliminary agreement between Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic party (SPD) makes the perspective of a renewed "grand coalition" more likely for Germany's government. With a grand coalition, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) ...
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Tuesday demanded the lead role on the government's budget committee if a new "grand coalition" agreement is struck between Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats. "As the biggest opposition party … you always have the right to the ...
Germany election Far-right leaders Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland will have a big microphone as leaders of the parliamentary opposition. The decision of Germany's two centrist parties to formally discuss a renewed coalition offers a bright spotlight to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) to lead ...
But that openness, like many other norms of Bundestag life, is up in the air after the nationalist populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party entered parliament last fall with an astounding 12.6 percent of the vote, the first time that a far-right party has held seats in the postwar institution. The new Bundestag ...
BERLIN -- The leaders of Germany's main establishment political parties emerged from overnight talks Friday morning with the outline of a possible coalition deal, bringing Europe's biggest economy one step closer to forming another government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel. But many obstacles ...
The law sparked controversy after twitter deleted posts from Beatrix von Storch, the deputy parliamentary group leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), and satirical magazine Titanic. Von Storch responded to an Arabic-language Twitter post by Cologne police on New Year's Eve by writing: ...
Boris Becker has said an Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP accused of posting a "clearly racist" tweet about his son must now face "consequences". The German tennis champion said that an attempt by Jens Maier to distance himself from the post was a "trick". It comes after a tweet posted on the far-right ...
Meanwhile the far-right, Anti-Immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) captured more than 90 parliamentary seats - the best showing for a far-right party since the end of World War II. The AfD capitalised on growing misgivings over more than a million asylum seekers who have arrived in Germany since ...
The general manager of Alternative for Germany's parliamentary group Hans Joachim Berg quit his position Friday following criticism of his decision to spend around €10,000 on catering at party events, including large quantities of raw ground pork, according to local media reports. Berg announced in an ...
Georg Pazderski of the right-wing Alternative for Germany speaks during his election speech as co-chairman during the AfD federal congress at the ... but this is unlikely to help Germany address one of its major problems: the rise of a new right-wing, anti-immigrant party, the Alternative for Germany, or AfD.
It began on New Year's Eve, when two politicians from the Alternative for Germany party posted controversial messages on social media. First, deputy AfD leader Beatrix von Storch tweeted out a condemnation of Cologne police after they tweeted in Arabic. This language, von Storch said, was an act of ...
ALICE WEIDEL, champion of the Eurosceptic German right, claims that her Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is the only really Christian political group in the country. The much larger Christian Democratic Union has betrayed its own name by failing to defend the nation's religious and cultural heritage, ...
BERLIN -- While Germans are stocking up on firecrackers and Champagne to welcome the New Year, officials are setting up roadblocks and safety zones for women to ensure that festivities in cities across the country remain peaceful and safe. For the first time this year, organizers in Berlin have ...
The far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD)has continued its ongoing row with Germany's major churches ahead of the Christmas holidays. AfD parliamentary group leader Alice Weidelon Thursday accused the churches of playing the same "infamous role" they had taken on during the Third ...
In the new edition of news weekly Der Spiegel, ex-SPD leader and acting foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel calls for his party to adopt the right-wing, nationalist policies of Alternative for Germany (AfD). Under the heading "Longing for Homeland," he writes that concepts such as "identity", "leading culture" ...
Thousands of mainly young people protested over the weekend in Hanover, Germany against the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany (AfD) as it held its first party congress since gaining seats in parliament in September's federal election. While police estimated the number of demonstrators at ...
Germany's anti-Euro, Anti-Immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party appeared to take a lurch further to the right at the weekend. Party members elected a hardline nationalist as co-leader of the party and eschewing more moderate candidates. The AfD's first party congress since German elections in ...
Several people have been hurt in clashes between police and Anti-Fascist demonstrators in the city of Hannover. Protesters were trying to blockade the far-right Alternative for Germany's first conference since it entered parliament after September's elections. Once the delayed conference began, delegates ...
Unsurprisingly, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) chose to present a bill to the chamber that reflected the key policy that has elevated them to the third-largest political force in the Bundestag: stopping immigration. Specifically, their bill was an alteration to Germany's Residence Act that would permanently ...
A top lawmaker from the Anti-Immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party was blocked from twitter and facebook on Monday after slamming the Cologne police for sending a New Year's tweet in Arabic. The incident caused the AfD to lash out further and criticize censorship as a controversial new ...
twitter and facebook were quick to react under the new laws, freezing the account of a prominent leader of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party after she posted insulting remarks about Muslim men on New Year's Eve. Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of the AFD, was outraged that the ...
Conservative politician Frauke Petry is probably best-known for her former chairwomanship of Alternative for Germany (AfD), a party which enjoyed a surge in support starting in 2015 amid Germany's migrant crisis. In an exclusive interview for Sputnik, Petry outlined the ideals of her new party, and her ...
Merkel's Brexit warning: UK to 'open window' for others to LEAVE EU, AfD chief predicts. BREXIT will allow other countries an escape from European integration, according to the deputy leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD). By Rebecca Pinnington. PUBLISHED: 08:30, Sat, Dec 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 09:13, Sat, Dec 9, ...
The far-right party Alternative for Germany, or AfD, was voted into Parliament for the first time, as the third-strongest party, draining support from the two main parties in a significant showing of voter anger over immigration and inequality. Ms. Merkel first tried to build a broad-based coalition with two smaller ...
Meanwhile, the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, gained 93 seats to become the third-largest party in parliament, taking most of its votes from the CDU and the SPD. In addition, the Free Democratic party, a traditionally liberal party dedicated to free markets with a minority euroskeptic faction, ...
The surging success of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) and the Alternative for Germany (AfD), with 26 and 13 percent of the vote, respectively, has made them both important political Actors and horrified observers. Thus does Germany's foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, call the AfD "real Nazis.
There are deep fears that the far-right Alternative for Germany party would be the main beneficiary of a new vote. Over the following week, Lindner steadfastly refused to rejoin talks as Merkel made her objections to running a minority government clear. That gave rise to speculation that Germany was ...
Thousands of mainly young people protested over the weekend in Hanover, Germany against the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany (AfD) as it held its first party congress since gaining seats in parliament in September's federal election. While police estimated the number of demonstrators at ...
Germany's anti-Euro, Anti-Immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party appeared to take a lurch further to the right at the weekend. Party members elected a hardline nationalist as co-leader of the party and eschewing more moderate candidates. The AfD's first party congress since German elections in ...
Several people have been hurt in clashes between police and Anti-Fascist demonstrators in the city of Hannover. Protesters were trying to blockade the far-right Alternative for Germany's first conference since it entered parliament after September's elections. Once the delayed conference began, delegates ...
Alexander Gauland of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) speaks during his election speech as co-chairman during the AfD federal congress at the ... Members of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party elected a right-wing nationalist to be their co-leader on Saturday, signalling a ...


 

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