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German journalist calls Islam "totalitarian movement" in AfD debut

The newest member of Germany's nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party said Thursday that Islam was "less of a religion and more of a totalitarian movement," likening it to Nazism.

Germany's anti-migrant AfD party reaches new heights in polls

Support for Germany's new right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has surged to its highest level ever amid a voter backlash against Chancellor Angela Merkel's handling of the country's...

German Jewish leader: AfD's election success is "nightmare come true"

The rise of right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) is a "nightmare," a prominent member of the country's Jewish community said Monday, a day after the party won 20.8 per cent of the vote in the...

Merkel's party falls behind right-wing AfD in her home state

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has lost its position as second-strongest party in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD),...

Berlin's mayor fears right-wing party wins at city's district level

Germany's right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has the potential to take several districts of Berlin in upcoming elections, warned the city's mayor in an interview Sunday.

German right-wing party leader comes out for stronger gun rights

All law-abiding citizens should be able to own weapons in order to protect themselves and their families, the head of Germany's right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party said...

State faction of Germany's AfD splits over anti-Semitic comments

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party suffered another blow Tuesday when 13 of its lawmakers in a key state legislature split from the party's parliamentary faction over allegations of...

Merkel party denies effort to engage with right-wing party, voters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) have denied a report that they are considering a change of course towards the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) by...

Bild: Merkel wants to engage with right-wing party and its voters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering a change of course towards the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) by engaging with the party and its voters, mass circulation...

German right-wing party enshrines anti-Islam policy in manifesto

The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party declared that "Islam does not belong in Germany" as it passed its new party manifesto on Sunday.

Hundreds detained after clashes at German right-wing party congress

Police detained 500 leftist protesters Saturday outside the venue of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party's congress in Stuttgart, in clashes that stretched several hours....

Merkel sees Islam as in line with German constitution

Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected claims by the anti-foreigner Alternative for Germany (AfD) party that Islam was out of step with the nation's constitution and represented a danger to the...

Asselborn: Germany's AfD party "more dangerous" than extremist NPD

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) is "more dangerous" than the country's extremist far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn warned Monday,...

Final results in German state elections

Elections in three German states on Sunday disappointed Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and delivered major gains for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD)....

German anti-immigration party sweeps into three key state parliaments

The rightwing anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party swept into three state parliaments Sunday in elections that were seen as a major test of Chancellor Angela Merkel's handling of...