When three drunk and armed men went on a hold-up spree in northwestern Germany their demands became ever more absurd.
A strong showing in Berlin state elections looks like propelling the AfD into positions of power.
Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Monday that there would be no repeat of last year's "chaotic" border opening to refugees, after a stinging loss for her party in Berlin elections.
Two people were injured on Monday when a man entered the district town hall in the Berlin neighbourhood of Neukölln and attacked them with a hunting knife, local media report.
The trial begins in Bonn this week of a Syrian man who threw his three children from a first-floor window, allegedly because he disliked his wife’s desire to enjoy the same freedoms as German women.
After scoring yet another impressive result in state elections in Berlin on Sunday, the far-right Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) deputy leader claimed they are heading for third place in national elections next year.
On the first weekend of Oktoberfest only half a million people turned up for the booze-athon. But there was a more banal reason than security fears to blame.
Police in Kiel have arrested a 38-year-old man suspected of placing poisoned marzipan in a schoolyard as part of an attempt to extort a supermarket chain.
Germany has presented a wave of recent trials of elderly former Auschwitz personnel as an 11th-hour bid for long-delayed justice, but the latest proceedings have provoked a strong backlash.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered a historic loss in Berlin state elections Sunday while the right-wing populist AfD gained fresh support, riding a wave of popular anger over her open-door refugee policy.