Germany's AfD is experiencing a surge in popularity as it takes advantage of the refugee crisis. Originally a Eurosceptic party, AfD has developed into a vociferous anti-immigration party
The ex-AfD chief has made her first public outing as the leader of a new "movement" - the Blue Party. Frauke Petry's watered-down nationalism seemed to appeal to her audience in the eastern state of Saxony.
An Ali Baba themed playground has been subject to vitriolic attacks for its Islamic symbols. One of the structures seemed to resemble a mosque and has a crescent moon on top.
The divisive politics of the Alternative for Germany were on full display, both inside the party's convention and on the streets outside of it. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher reports from Hanover.
Politicians from the far-right AfD could soon be represented on a board that oversees former Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. Survivor groups are appalled. But some observers say excluding the party could backfire.
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