German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits a memorial to the victims of a neo-Nazi group in Zwickau, eastern Germany. Photo: AP

German politicians put on alert over neo-Nazi group’s political ‘kill list’

  • The death threats follow the murder last June of a local pro-migrant politician and an attack in October in which two people were shot dead in Halle
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits a memorial to the victims of a neo-Nazi group in Zwickau, eastern Germany. Photo: AP
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A man holds a German national flag during an election campaign event for Germany’s far-right AfD. Photo: AFP

Germany tightens hate speech and gun laws to fight far-right extremism in wake of synagogue attack

  • Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has signed off on a raft of measures that in particular target weapons sales and hate speech online
  • The new legislation forces internet companies to flag problematic content, including death threats and incitement of racial hatred, to police
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A man holds a German national flag during an election campaign event for Germany’s far-right AfD. Photo: AFP
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