With a German politician raising questions about its functioning, the foundation sees itself in the crosshairs of a slanderous campaign.
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.
Responding to a question in parliament submitted by the opposition Left Party, the German government confirmed foreign and domestic intelligence agencies had contact with members of Fetullah Gulen’s group.
The Green Left Party passed a motion at its general congress to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
The ruling Social Democrats and Greens, and their parliamentary ally the Left Party, are backed by 39.5 percent. The other bloc, centre-right Alliance coalition, that defined Swedish politics for a decade trails close behind on 38.5 percent.
Muslims are not completely human says Martin Strid, a board member of Sweden Democrats, on Swedish national television channel.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier says parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government while Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after coalition talks failed.
French police clash with protesters while trying to evacuate refugees and migrants from Paris school that is under renovation.
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