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E.U.’s Leadership Seeks to Contain Hungary’s Orban

“It would be easy to, say, establish a new formation from like-minded Central European parties — or, indeed, a Pan-European anti-immigration formation,” Mr. Orban said in a June speech dedicated to Mr. Kohl’s memory. “There is no doubt that we Read more…


Toni Kroos questions Leroy Sané’s attitude as Germany regroup | Football

Toni Kroos has criticised the attitude of Leroy Sané, claiming his Germany teammate’s body language suggests he does not care whether the national team win or lose. Germany host the world champions, France, on Thursday in the Uefa Nations League, Read more…


Thousands turn out for Chemnitz anti-racism rock concert | World news

Tens of thousands of people have flocked to an anti-racism concert in Chemnitz which aims to drown out recent far-right protests and violence in the eastern German city. Under the banner #wirsindmehr (‘There are more of us’), city authorities estimated Read more…


German Politicians Call for Surveillance of Anti-Immigrant Party

BERLIN — German politicians have called on domestic intelligence officials to place the nationalist Alternative for Germany party under surveillance on suspicion of undermining the country’s constitution, as it stokes resentments against immigrants and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policies. The Read more…


Mob Protests in Germany Show New Strength of the Far Right

CHEMNITZ, Germany — Waving German flags, with some flashing Nazi salutes, the angry mob made its way through the streets, chasing after dark-skinned bystanders as police officers, vastly outnumbered, were too afraid to intervene. A Syrian refugee and father of Read more…


Arrest warrant leak fuels suspicions of far-right links with German police | World news

The leak of an arrest warrant to far-right groups has heightened widespread suspicions of links between German police and xenophobic demonstrators. Authorities have confirmed reports of the leak after the arrest warrant – containing the full name of the main Read more…


German Far-Right and Counterprotesters Clash in Chemnitz

BERLIN — Protesters flashing Nazi salutes and shouting “Foreigners out” clashed Monday night with counterdemonstrators chanting “Refugees welcome,” in a second night of violence in the east German city of Chemnitz that left several people injured and a country dismayed Read more…


Volkswagen’s Effort to Stop Scandals Needs More Work, Report Says

WOLFSBURG, Germany — Nearly three years after Volkswagen admitted to a vast emissions cheating scheme, the company has only just begun to take steps necessary to prevent future scandals. That was the main takeaway from a report issued Monday by Read more…


Merkel and Putin Sound Pragmatic Notes After Years of Tension

BERLIN — The personal relationship between Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is often boiled down to certain anecdotes: her put-downs about his role in the K.G.B., his attempts to rattle her by bringing Read more…


Found in the Weeds: A 65-Foot Piece of the Berlin Wall

BERLIN — When a neighborhood group on a walk through an overgrown patch of land in central Berlin came across a 20-meter stretch of concrete sprayed with graffiti and covered with vines, nobody was sure what to make of it. Read more…