AfD still holds wide appeal in east
11 March 2022 | 2:30 pm
As coalition talks get underway in Germany, one party everyone has ruled out working with is the far-right Alternative for Germany party. It lost votes in this election, but remains a dominant force in eastern states.
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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will appeal his conviction for corruption and influence peddling, which saw him handed a three-year prison sentence on Monday, his lawyer said. Sarkozy's lawyer Jacqueline Laffont called the verdict "extremely severe" and "totally unfounded and unjustified", adding that the former president was "calm but determined to continue to prove his innocence".
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An ongoing legal challenge brought by the Alternative for Germany is holding up the domestic intelligence agency's plans to monitor the party.
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Lawyers and other Nigerians are bearing the brunt as courts across the country remain shut for the second day running.
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The far-right Alternative for Germany is set to finalize its election manifesto on Sunday during a party conference in Dresden. Some are pushing for a further shift to the right; others want Germany to leave the EU.
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Away from football pitches, horse racing is becoming more and more of a passion for Senegal's youth. For poor families, it can even be a huge opportunity to lift them out of poverty. In Senegal, jockeys earn on average twice the salary of a civil servant. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.
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The jailed Russian opposition leader has appeared in public for the first time since ending a three-week hunger strike. His team has meanwhile said it is shutting regional offices amid a clampdown.
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The German far-right party Alternative for Germany has chosen two staunch anti-immigrant hard-liners to lead it into this year's general election. This is a heavy defeat for the more moderate wing of the party.
18 Jun 2021
Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been received with mammoth crowd in Akure, after the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
27 Jun 2021
UEFA has launched an investigation into a Pride armband worn by Germany captain Manuel Neuer at Euro 2020. This follows insulting remarks about it by a state politician from the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
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The former president told supporters that he believes his constitutional rights have been violated and claimed South Africa was returning to apartheid. He refused to turn himself in to authorities, despite a court order.
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We take a look at some of the independent features in the sidebar sections of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us about Philippe Faucon’s "Les Harkis", which is screening in the Director's Fortnight selection. Set in 1959, it shines a light on the Algerian men who were enlisted to fight for the French Army in units known as Harkis and explores the repercussions they faced as a newly independent Algeria emerged from a deeply traumatic war of independence.
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Boris Johnson has again threatened to break post-Brexit agreements with the EU as victorious Sinn Fein accuses him of pandering to the DUP, which is blocking the formation of a government after recent elections.
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They say life imitates art. But in the case of Volodymyr Zelensky, art seemingly predicted life. He went from an acting role as Ukranian leader to a highly admired, real-life wartime president. How to explain such widespread appeal? What does he have that other leaders seem to lack? Régis Genté and Stéphane Siohan are the authors of one of the first French biographies of Volodymyr Zelensky. They joined us for Perspective.