The far-right NPD party faces an existential challenge in Germany. Interior Ministers from 16 German states say they're optimistic that a ban on the party will pass the German Constitutional Court.
A group of at least 2,000 anti-migrant demonstrators attracted more attention than their peaceful counter-protesters in the eastern city of Cottbus. The German city has seen a spate of violent attacks involving refugees.
The extremist National Democratic Party (NPD) could lose state funding following a vote by Germany's upper house. The party's espousal of Nazi ideology has worried lawmakers for decades.
Shops have reopened at a giant German mall closed on Saturday by a terrorist alert. German investigators, who suspect Islamic State (IS) instigators in Syria, say the risk in Germany remains generally "high."
Germany's government has proposed a constitutional amendment that would block funding for the extreme-right National Democratic Party. The Supreme Court in January rejected a government bid to ban the party outright.
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