Merkel was courageous and right to stick to her policy and allow the Syrian refugees in: but she badly failed to win the argument about migration, and perhaps Europe, even if she did, sort of, win this scrappy election.
Shouting slogans such as "All Berlin hates the AfD!" and "Nazi pigs!", the demonstrators gathered outside a building in Germany's capital where the anti-immigrant party's leaders were celebrating winning an estimated 13.1 percent of the votes in Sunday's federal poll.
"As widely expected Angela Merkelwon her fourth term as German Chancellor despite a sharp decline in public support". Voters turned away from both major parties, and backed the populist-right Alternative fuer Deutschland (up 8%) and the Free Democrats (up 6%).
Citing "dissent" with more hardline colleagues, Ms Petry dropped her bombshell at a press conference, catching other key AfD figures by surprise as she abruptly left the room.
Martin Schulz, leader of the Social Democrats that have governed with Ms Merkel since 2013, said his party had no choice but to go into opposition after dropping to a post-war low of 20.5 per cent. First of all, Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) had a reliable partner in the equally center left Social Democrats (SPD).
Merkel was referring to her 2015 policy which allowed some one million refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq, to enter German and led to the decline of popularity of large parties in favour of anti-migrant far-right parties.
The rise of AFD is making some nervous; it's the first time a right-wing party has gained a prominent foothold in Germany's Parliament since World War II.
"But I am convinced that when the topic of Muslims is no longer interesting, and it becomes politically and socially opportune to switch to another minority, they could easily do so".
AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland vowed that "we will take our country back" and promised to "chase" Merkel. The new Bundestag will have to elect a Chancellor with an absolute majority of its members, who will in turn form a new government. The real news coming out of that contest wasn't the overall victor, but rather the shifts in support for the rest of the players and the shrinking of Merkel's ruling coalition. But at least the German citizens are paying attention and trying to change their country's current course.
The European Union should be organised more as a club of sovereign nation-states and German culture must be protected against "Islamisation", according to the AfD.
He was in charge of Audi's engine development from 2001 to 2007 before taking over the role for the entire Volkswagen Group. The diesel cars in the US affected by scandal only represent a small part of the 11 million rigged cars globally.
The controversial House Bill 2, repealed last spring, explicitly forbade local governments from setting their own minimum wages. The $11 wage is higher than the minimum wage in 48 states, and it matches amounts in MA and Washington, Target says.
A grand jury in Washington indicted 15 Turkish security officials, as well as four civilians, on assault charges in August. One police official said the violence had been sparked by competing protesters not by Erdogan's security forced.
In addition to criminal probes in Germany, the company still faces hundreds of investor lawsuits as well as consumer complaints. A report Friday from Volkswagen AG referred to the loss as "third quarter negative items" impacting the company's bottom line.
We hope all the Saudi women have perfected their 'ugh, male drivers...' jokes in time for the law's 2018 implementation. Until now, only men were allowed licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined.
He said the measure "does not mean taking command" of the Catalan police, but it is "simply to agree on a means of coordination". The arrests were the first involving Catalan officials since the campaign to hold an independence vote began in earnest in 2011.
A grim Anthony Weiner shuffled silently into court Monday morning to learn his fate for sexting with an underage girl . His first texting scandal prompted Weiner , who was married, to admit to several inappropriate relationships.
It generated revenue of $199.7 million in the first six months of 2017, up 23% from $162.3 million in the same six months of 2016. The offering will raise $126 million in funding for Roku , while giving existing shareholders of the company roughly $93 million.
Vessels and aircraft that have visited North Korea in the past 180 days are prohibited from entering USA under the new sanctions . China, North Korea's most important trading partner, is one of the pariah state's few sources of hard currency.
Facing chaos and delays, many passengers took to social media to complain and tweeted pictures of the long lines at airports. The problems were traced back to one software vendor, Amadeus, and its Amadeus Altea check-in software.
Thaksin is now believed to be living in Dubai, although he has occasionally be seen in Cambodia, Thailand's neighbor to the east. Thaksin has kept a home in the city since he too fled Thailand in 2008 to avoid jail for a corruption conviction.
And when a mission consistently fails to fulfill a mandate of this council, we should end it, " he said. Rouhani said Iran was ready to respond to the possibility of Trump walking away from the agreement.
May has a key alliance with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to support her minority government in Parliament. Bombardier and Northern Ireland's largest labor union Unite expressed their disappointment over the decision.
It premiered Monday on NBC in the 9 a.m. hour of the "Today" show , proving only that the experiment is far from successful. Another reporter compared the TV personality's attempt at having a hit NBC show to a 'HomeGoods catalog brought to life '.
The dome of the Our Lady of Angels church featuring stained glass from Germany split in two and half collapsed Sunday afternoon. The death toll from the quake has climbed to 326, according to Luis Felipe Puente, Mexico's civil protection coordinator.
The sophomore's passes early on seemed adrenaline-filled, a byproduct of the moment, and were initially too hot to handle. Penn State went to work, covering 65 yards in 12 plays to score the game-winning points as the clock hit triple zeros.
North Korean textile exports in 2016 totaled $750 million, according to South Korea's Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. Believe it or not, Kim's statement actually used gentler language than his propaganda specialists have favored in the past.
Macron told reporters Tuesday that the 2015 agreement is the best option for now to keep watch on Iran's nuclear program. Tillerson is meeting at the United Nations with diplomats from the nations that are part of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Earlier this month, Toys R Us revealed they had hired a law firm to assist in potential bankruptcy proceedings. The company faces US$400 million in debt payment, which falls due in 2018, and was burning through its cash.
Trump has accused Iran of supporting terrorists and is threatening to rip up the 2015 deal to rein in its nuclear programme. Trump was the VIP guest on the French president's viewing stand for a parade of French military troops and equipment.