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Merkel back at the polls before tough coalition talks

Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a regional vote test Sunday, after winning a fourth term with a disappointing showing that has forced her to embark on high-stakes coalition talks. Three weeks after German voters handed Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union its worst result in decades, the leader …

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Germany to probe origins of colonial-era Rwandan skulls

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Germany launched a two-year study Thursday to determine the origins of more than 1,000 human skulls, mostly from Rwanda, brought to Europe during the colonial era for racial “scientific” research. Billed as an important first step to understand the provenance of the remains, the study could …

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England, Germany storm 2018 World Cup

Londres, United Kingdom | AFP |  Harry Kane toed in a 94th-minute winner as England secured their place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a thoroughly lacklustre 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday. Gareth Southgate’s side looked utterly bereft of ideas at a somnolent, two thirds-full Wembley until …

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Germany drinks to Oktoberfest rugby boost, Uganda finishes 10th

Magnificent 7s – Germany drinks to Oktoberfest rugby boost Munich, Germany | AFP |  Australia hammered Olympic champions Fiji 40-7 to win the inaugural ‘Oktoberfest 7s’ in Munich on Saturday as Germany finished fifth in hosting the country’s first major international rugby tournament. A young Australian side brushed past the …

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Far-right electoral success: a poisoned chalice?

Vienna, Austria | AFP | For Europe’s nationalist parties, winning votes is the easy bit. The real challenge lies in keeping internal strife at bay. Just ask the Alternative for Germany (AfD) or the French National Front. On Monday, a day after becoming Germany’s third-largest force in parliament, AfD co-chief Frauke …

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Infighting hits hard-right AfD after German vote success

Berlin, Germany | AFP | The nationalist Alternative for Germany was hit by party infighting Monday, just hours after winning its first seats in parliament, with its co-chief Frauke Petry declaring that she won’t join its Bundestag group. Citing “dissent” with more hardline colleagues, Petry dropped her bombshell at a morning …

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Dismay in Germany as hard-right marches into parliament

Berlin, Germany | AFP | The Alternative for Germany (AfD) Sunday became the first hard-right, openly anti-immigration party to enter parliament with so many seats since World War II, breaking a taboo despite calls to halt “the Nazis” in their tracks. Exit polls credited the AfD with around 13 percent of …

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German campaign takeaways and challenges

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Chancellor Angela Merkel sailed to victory in Germany’s general election on Sunday but her win was soured by the entry of an Islamophobic hard-right party to parliament and prospects of tough coalition talks. Here are the first takeaways from the election and the looming challenges ahead. …

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Merkel wins 4th term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s general election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, …

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