Germany's far-right AfD party and the anti-Islam Pegida movement have announced a joint rally in the eastern city of Chemnitz. This follows violent demonstrations there over the last few days, triggered by the fatal stabbing of a German man.
DW spoke to Ralf Nestmeyer, Vice President of the PEN center for writers in Germany, about looming dangers to freedom of expression. He discusses the state of German media and extremist slogans such as 'lying press.'
Politically motivated crime in Germany has decreased for the second straight year, according to the German Interior Ministry. But it logged more hate crimes, including anti-Semitic and xenophobic offenses.
From a military point of view, the "Islamic State" has been defeated in the Middle East. However, the group remains a dangerous terrorist organization in the West, warns Germany's domestic intelligence agency.
A Syrian asylum-seeker goes on trial in Dresden on Monday, accused of involvement in the murder last year of Daniel H. in Chemnitz. The case sparked massive far-right unrest in the city. What do we know so far?
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