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Who are Germany′s extreme-right group ′the Third Path′? | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW

The small German neo-Nazi party the Third Path, which numbers just a few hundred members, attracted international at the weekend when it rallied people to the German-Polish border in the state of Brandenburg in an attempt to stop migrants entering the country. Police seized a number of weapons from the more than 50 people it stopped – including pepper spray, batons, a machete and a bayonet — and ordered them to clear the border area. Foundation and membership The Third Path was founded in September 2013 in Heidelberg, southwestern Germany, as a splinter party from

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′Cringe′ chosen as 2021 German youth word of the year | News | DW

“Cringe” has been selected as Germany’s youth word of the year for 2021, receiving 42% of votes in an online poll, the publishing house Langenscheidt said on Monday. The variant “cringy” to describe an embarrassing situation is also in common usage among Germany’s youth. “The word is in active use in the speech of 10- to 20-year-olds,” Langenscheidt said, adding that this was confirmed by the fact that “cringe” made it to second place last year. The word “sus” — short for “suspect” — received second place, while the informal English exclamation “sheesh,” used to express disbelief, came in

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Germany: Armin Laschet steps down as NRW state premier | News | DW

Armin Laschet, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), resigned from his role as the state premier of the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) on Monday.  The 60-year-old has served as the head of Germany’s most-populous state since 2017.  What did Laschet say about the resignation? “For me, it has been a great honor to shape the future of our state and move North Rhine-Westphalia forward over the past four years as state premier,” Laschet said Monday.  His resignation comes after the CDU under his leadership suffered an unprecedented defeat in

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German police stop far-right vigilante border patrols near Polish border | News | DW

German officials on Sunday said they had stopped more than 50 vigilantes — armed with pepper spray, batons and other weapons — who were patrolling along the Polish border.   The group had answered a call by German far-right party The Third Way (Der Dritte Weg), which had urged members to stop migrants from crossings into Germany from Poland. What did the police do? Police said they had seized the group members’ weapons, which also included a machete and a bayonet, near the border town of Guben. The individuals were banned from going near the border area. The largest group, totaling

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