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Gardai confront protesters during an anti-racism march in Dublin in February 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A garda has pleaded not guilty to assaulting an RTÉ cameraman who was filming a violent protest in Dublin. The incident allegedly occurred when gard(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned of the danger of blowing out of proportion the security threat posed by asylum seekers. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Germany has agreed a €150 million deportation fund for failed asylum seekers and voluntary returnees, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel backed a ba(...)

Former Ukip London Assembly candidate, member of Pegida UK and director of Sharia Watch, Anne Marie Waters. Photograph: Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft Media

There is “still time” for Ireland, a former Ukip London Assembly candidate told members of a right-wing political party in Dublin on Wednesday. Spe(...)

Beatrix von Storch, MEP for the German right-wing Alternative für Deutschland party, backed a proposal to shoot refugees entering Germany illegally. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Germany’s leading Muslim organisation has likened the populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) to the Nazis for demanding a total ban on burkas, mos(...)

An anti-refugee  rally in Prague:  to cheers from the crowd, Czech president Milos Zeman  denounced members of Prague’s liberal elite “who assume the right to tell us what values we should be upholding”. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

From the schedule pinned up in the Klinika community centre in Prague, there is little clue as to why a suspected neo-Nazi mob hurled bricks through i(...)

Björn Höcke of the AfD: “People were already dissatisfied with a lack of freedom of thought and speech here, and politicians and media were afraid to speak the obvious.” Photograph: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

Björn Höcke has had quite a year, successfully surfing Germany’s growing immigration wave as the most provocative politician in the hard-right Alterna(...)

Supporters of Pegida and other right-wing  groups gather  to protest against the New Year’s Eve sex attacks  in Cologne on Saturday. Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images

German government politicians have promised to fast-track new laws to crack down on criminal asylum seekers as the number of complaints of physical an(...)

Former Pegida spokeswoman Kathrin Oertel called for referendums at all levels of German politics and said:  “We think it is important that citizens have the right for a direct say in government so they are not ruled over their heads.” Photograph: Sebastian Kahnert/EPA

Breakaway members of Dresden’s anti-Islamist Pegida organisation have established a new movement, demanding direct democracy and repatriation of key (...)

Kathrin Oertel has resigned as leader of the German anti-Islamist movement Pegida days after the departure of her predecessor Lutz Bachmann.  Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Five organisers of Germany’s anti-Islamist Pegida movement, including leader Kathrin Oertel, have stood down following disagreements over the departur(...)

 Front pages of German daily newspapers show images of Pegida co-founder Lutz Bachmann posing as Adolf Hitler. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA

The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement Pegida resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler - along with reports th(...)

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