With parliamentary elections just around the corner, polls suggest the far-right AfD could finish as high as third place. However, many of the party's voters are reluctant to show their support in public. Now, the party's hoping to change that.
Criticizing Berlin's Berghain club as a place that enables sex, drugs and sleep-deprived partying, an AfD councilwoman proposed closing it. Following a backlash, the party distanced itself and said it stopped the plan.
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.
The inventor of the worldwide web has argued that some internet platforms and social media firms are becoming too powerful. Tim Berners-Lee said they were in a position to "weaponize the internet at scale."
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