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German far-right party leader to fight election with baby by her side

Frauke Petry, the pregnant leader of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, plans to take her baby on the campaign trail for this year's general election.

AfD politician prevented from attending Holocaust memorial event

A right-wing politician who sparked outrage when he condemned Berlin's Holocaust memorial and told Germans to stop atoning for their past has been prevented from attending a commemorative event at a former concentration camp.

Germany's AfD retain member despite controversial Holocaust comments

Germany's right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Monday decided against expelling a prominent member who sparked outrage when he condemned Berlin's Holocaust memorial and told Germans to stop atoning for their past.

Asylum chaos and media lies: Right-wing AfD reacts to Berlin attack

Seizing on a suspected terrorist attack in Berlin, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has been quick to condemn the migration policies of the German government

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 refugee crisis.

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 home state of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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), according to official preliminary results.

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 Saturday.

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 anti-Semitic comments by one its members.

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 engaging with the party and its voters.

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 newspaper Bild reported Tuesday.

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 country.

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, following election gains by the anti-immigrant party.

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 the refugee crisis.

Germany's anti-immigration party sweeps into three state parliaments

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

State polls could mark "end of Germany's immunity to populism"

Germany's right-wing AfD is often dismissed as a protest party benefitting from popular discontent over the refugee crisis. But Sunday's state polls could cement its status as the country's first influential nationalist party since World War II.

Merkel's ally wants anti-migrant party monitored after guns comments

Germany's Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has called for the right-wing Alternative for Germany party (AfD) to be monitored, one day after its leader said border guards should shoot at migrants trying to illegally enter the country.

Survey: Anti-immigration AfD party becomes third strongest in Germany

Immigration-critical Alternative for Germany (AfD) has become the third-strongest party in the country following the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, according to market research company TNS Emnid.