Annegert Kramp-Karrenbauer has given up her post as Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and is no longer seen as a favourite for Germany’s chancellorship after a political scandal in Thuringia.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Poland's forgiveness during a ceremony to mark 80 years since the start of World War II in the Polish city of Wielun. Nearly six million Poles died in the conflict.
Account of Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of the AfD party's parliamentary faction, was blocked by Twitter for 12 hours following her anti-Muslim post, and the tweet has since been removed.
A party congress has elected a right-wing nationalist Alexander Gauland to be the co-leader of anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
After Germany’s "earthquake" election, Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks a ruling majority to help neutralise a newly empowered hard right.
The AfD, which is anti-immigration and anti-Islam, is set to become Germany's first hard-right nationalist party to enter parliament in the post-war era.
Anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany picks right-wing Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel for September polls. The move came after the party rejected its best-known politician Frauke Petry's appeal to adopt a moderate-sounding plan.
German far right politician Gauland makes remarks implying football star Jerome Boateng is unwelcome in his country.
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