Polls for councils in the state of Hesse saw the AFD make significant inroads on the two main parties – the Chancellor's conservative CDU and the centre-left SPD – to come in third with 13.2 percent of the vote, knocking the Greens into fourth place. Frankfurt CDU politician Markus Frank said: 'The preliminary result of the AFD is frightening. I had expected a maximum 5 per cent.' … [Read more...] about Turkey refugee deal ‘is ILLEGAL’: UN Human rights groups warn that collective expulsion of foreigners is banned under international law
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There was joy for Spain as Rafael Nadal led his country to the semi-finals, delight for Great Britain as they won without Andy Murray for the second day in a row, but despair for Serbia as Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki held match points but lost a thrilling decisive doubles match against Russia. … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Emotional Serbian press conference shows players still care about Davis Cup
“It’s all to scare Belarusians so that they don’t protest. But it’s not working,” said Feduta. “The more that he tries to scare them, the more it has a reverse effect… Right now, he is trying to convince everyone that he will open fire. If there’s no shooting, it’s him being weak. But if a shot is fired, it’s his political death.” … [Read more...] about Is this the beginning of the end for ‘Europe’s last dictator’?