Leading allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Thursday that populists would pose a problem for Europe unless mainstream politicians came up with answers after Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election.

Trump’s win has encouraged right-wing parties in Austria, France and the Netherlands, among others. A Politbarometer poll for broadcaster ZDF showed 82 percent of Germans viewed it as bad or very bad, and 65 percent expected relations with the United States to deteriorate under Trump’s presidency.

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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Merkel allies warn of Trump effect, poll shows Germans dismayed

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An editor of Austria’s largest paper, Kronen Zeitung, is to be tried for hate speech over a commentary he wrote about the migrant crisis last year.

On 25 October 2015, Christoph Biro wrote of the masses of migrants who were travelling through the Styrian countryside and remarked on the assaults and property damage committed by migrants, reports Kurier.

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Time For Truth: (Breitbart) – Editor of Austria’s Largest Paper Charged with ‘Hate Speech’ over Migrant Article

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Refugees and neo-Nazis battled it out on the streets of an east German town on Wednesday night with police fighting to save the migrants outnumbered five to one.

But police said the asylum seekers started the confrontation – and later hurled bottles at the police trying to save them from a beating.

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Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – Germany Torn Apart: Mob Of 100 Neo-Nazis In Vicious Brawl With 20 Asylum Seekers

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said policy makers need to counter populist “lies” spread on social media and that voters who support the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany don’t reflect majority opinion.

“Right now it’s hard to reach some people with reasoning and still we have to keep trying again and again,” Merkel said in an interview with Berlin-based RBB Inforadio broadcast Thursday. “I believe that we shouldn’t give up on people who are now casting a protest vote, but rather keep courting them with our policies.”

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Business confidence in Europe’s biggest economy, Germany, has fallen unexpectedly after the UK Brexit vote, according to a closely watched survey.

The Ifo business confidence index, based on about 7,000 company responses, fell to 106.2 points for August from 108.3 in July.

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Time For Truth: (10 News) – German business confidence falls post-Brexit, says Ifo

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