A majority in the German parliament has voted against pursuing a ban on the far-right NPD. The government says the party must be fought politically, and that it's clear the NPD will never enjoy popular support in Germany.
Members of the far-right NPD have videotaped themselves "patrolling" Berlin trains. Their call for "protection zones" for Germans has been labeled by authorities as attention-seeking from an irrelevant party.
Police registered dozens of criminal offenses and infractions at Germany's largest neo-Nazi rock concert. Opponents were disappointed that the courts did not stop the event going ahead.
Moderates in the Alternative for Germany have rejected Alexander Gauland's trivializing characterization of the Third Reich. But hardliners blame the media and say the party chairman's words were taken out of context.
The German government will request that the Constitutional Court allow it to alter party funding laws and cut off money going to the neo-Nazi NPD. It follows two failed attempts by the government to get the party banned.
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