Anti-government protesters in Ukraine appear undeterred by a new law that restricts the right to hold demonstrations. They're planning a big rally for Sunday in Kiev.
Angela Merkel has visited Ukraine's President Poroshenko, who is in the midst of an election campaign. There's disappointment in Kyiv at his failure to implement reforms, and hopes of EU-style democracy are fading.
Counterdemonstrations took place in Berlin as neo-Nazis marked the 31st anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitler's former deputy, Rudolf Hess. Thousands of police were deployed to prevent violent clashes.
Police say rival rallies in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Saturday led to several casualties, including three security personnel. Some 11,000 people took part in far-right rallies and counterdemonstrations.
At least 20,000 people have marked German Unity Day by marching through Munich. Activists protested against Bavaria's new police laws and the state government's increasingly right-wing policies.
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