A large rally has taken place in a German town which has seen a sharp upspike in right-wing extremist activity. Last year, an Afghan refugee killed his former girlfriend in Kandel. That killing sparked a series of anti-immigration demonstrations.
An asylum-seeker, thought to be from Afghanistan, has been given an 8-and-a-half-year prison sentence for the murder of a teenage German girl. The case has fueled debate on asylum policy in Germany.
Italian MEP Cecile Kyenge is facing a legal showdown with a far-right party whose politicians have worn blackface and called her an ape. She told DW that she's standing up for "people who can't defend themselves."
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has told Germans to stand up and help defend democracy. He warned Germany's reputation is threatened by the specter of xenophobia and racism.
British police are investigating alleged anti-Semitic hate crimes within the UK's main opposition Labour Party. The party has long been accused of having anti-Semites in its ranks.
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