393 of 623 MPs voted for Gay Marriage. Chancellor Merkel was among those who opposed.
The far-right party has been hit with a hefty fine in connection with illegal campaign funds donated to two of its officials during 2016 and 2017 state election campaigns. At issue is the source of the donations.
The Bundestag is debating the future of prenatal trisomy blood tests. The tests are less invasive than the current checks, but are not yet generally available through health insurance without extra payments.
Until now, there were no rules for MPs about bringing guns or other weapons into the German parliament — but that's about to change. According to a report, a far-right AfD staff member was recently caught with a knife.
German lawmakers have condemned Markus Frohnmaier amid reports that he was under the influence of the Kremlin. However, the scandal may not be enough to stop the nationalist party from making gains in state elections.
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