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Frauke Petry has a reputation for appearing entirely reasonable while supporting the xenophobic far right

Frauke Petry appointed AfD's new leader as German Eurosceptics turn to the right

The AfD made big gains in regional elections in eastern Germany last year

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that 'the future of Europe is not at stake'

Uncertainty over Greece’s future membership of eurozone causes rift in Angela Merkel's party

Merkel is said to be desperate to ensure that she does not go down in history as the Chancellor who initiated the break-up of the eurozone

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walk past mass graves in front of the Jewish monument in the grounds of the site of the former Nazi German concentration camp Bergen-Belsen

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In a solemn gesture of reconciliation, Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh laid a wreath in memory of the thousands killed

Ahmed Mansour’s charges are ‘absurd’ says Al Jezeera

Al Jazeera demands release of journalist held by Germany on an Egyptian arrest warrant weeks after Cairo signs £5.7bn deal

Ahmed Mansour - who is accused of several crimes, including torturing a lawyer in Tahrir Square in 2011 - said he hoped his arrest was a misunderstanding

Eva Wagner-Pasquier (left) and Katharina Wagner. The sisters have fallen out while planning this year’s Bayreuth festival

Bayreuth Music Festival 2015: Musical differences see Wagner's great-granddaughter removed from board and banned from the event

The composer founded the festival in 1876, but a family feud has seen Eva Wagner-Pasquier barred from attending by her own sister

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) as they meet at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris on June 5, 2014

G7 summit: Vladimir Putin will miss out on a weekend at Colditz sister castle with other world leaders

Ten miles of specially imported Slovak-made barbed wire fencing and more than 17,000 police will attempt to ensure that Schloss Elmau remains sealed off from the rest of the world

Nick Clegg talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland in 2013. The former Deputy Prime Minister has now been banned from entering Russia

Kremlin blacklist of EU politicians is 'tit-for-tat reaction' to Western sanctions, says Lib Dem source after Nick Clegg banned

Ban on politicians including Nick Clegg is seen as a tit-for-tat response to Western sanctions

Thomas Walther

Germany's last Nazi hunter Thomas Walther, interview: 'I was retiring so I decided to do something useful'

Thomas Walther tells Tony Paterson in Lüneburg that it was only when he retired as a lawyer in 2006 that he realised he had to 'do something useful'

The Nazis’ answer to Butlin’s; the seaside apartments at New Prora

New Prora: Luxury flats on a German island with all mod cons... and a past as a Nazi holiday camp

With estate agents waxing lyrical about the “smell of the sea, the scent of pines and  panoramic views of nature” you could almost be forgiven for forgetting the sinister past of  the luxury Baltic seaside apartments at New Prora, which were purpose built for 20,000 members of Adolf Hitler’s Aryan “master race”.

Beate Klarsfeld helped to unmask the former SS officer Klaus Barbie as a Naz

Beate Klarsfeld honoured: Germany's top Nazi hunter awarded Federal Cross of Merit for bringing war criminals to justice

In 1968, she struck West German President Georg Kiesinger across the ear in protest against his work for Adolf Hitler's propaganda machine

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