Alexander Gauland is the leading candidate for Germany's right-wing "Alternative for Germany" party. DW spoke to him about his policies, as part of the series interviewing candidates ahead of national elections in September.
German Bundestag staff have denied an entry card to a soldier recruited by an opposition right-wing parliamentarian, according to the newspaper Die Zeit. The soldier was a further suspect in an alleged far-right plot.
Nearly three decades after reunification, economic and cultural divisions between eastern and western Germany live on. The former leader of the far-right AfD has told DW the party is using those rifts to its advantage.
Aygül Kilic was a little-known candidate for the Free Democrats until her electoral poster ignited an online controversy. One of Kilic's party colleagues says those vilifying her for wearing a hijab should "go to hell."
The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has sued former party chief Frauke Petry for trademark infringement. Petry left the AfD to form The Blue Party after accusing her old party of being too extremist.
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