Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has staged a protest march in Berlin under the slogan "Asylum needs limits - red card for Merkel". Police were deployed to keep the protesters and three counterdemonstrations apart.
The Alternative for Germany wants to scrap the right to asylum and make development aid conditional upon stopping emigration. The party says its suggestions are "humane," but in practice they would be anything but that.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a message of defiance after Thursday's terrorist attacks in and around Barcelona, which killed 14 people and injured hundreds. Many international leaders offered condolences.
Frauke Petry, the face of the nationalist Alternative for Germany, has suffered a blow to her political career weeks before the Bundestag elections. Even her AfD colleagues have dropped her as prosecutors ready charges.
The young Moroccan man who stabbed several people in the Finnish city of Turku last week had spent several months in Germany, a state broadcaster reports. He admitted the attack, but denied having terrorist motives.
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