Divisions erupted among the different factions of the German nationalists as delegates from the AfD rejected an appeal Saturday by Petry to seek a more pragmatic political path instead of turning into a "fundamental opposition" party. Petry's main rival, Gauland, who is now 76, told party members that he would do his best to revive nationalist values in Germany.
The convention takes place days after Petry said that she won't be her party's top candidate in Germany's September 24 general election, a move seen by many as a effect of party leaders' infighting about the future direction of the AfD.
But a majority of delegates voted around midday against discussing her motion.
Support for the party, which attacks Chancellor Angela Merkel for having allowed more than a million migrants into Germany in the last two years, has tumbled in recent months after reaching the mid-teens in opinion polls last year.
It was under Mrs Petry's leadership that the AfD was transformed from a fringe Eurosceptic party into a populist force that was seen for much of previous year as the main challenge to Mrs Merkel. Two police officers were injured and a police vehicle was set ablaze.
As the 600 delegates began filing into the congress venue, a hotel in the western city of Cologne, singing and chanting protesters attempted to stop them passing through security barricades, leading to scuffles with authorities. Germany's anti-immigration AfD will wrap up a fractious party congress today by choosing the team to lead it into a September general election, after it dramatically sidelined its most prominent personality.
He called for a ban on Muslims entering Germany earlier this year, and last year said: "Not everyone who holds a German passport is German".
He likened the country to the Titanic.
Merkel is seeking a fourth term after almost 12 years in power and her conservative Christian Democrats are now leading the polls.
Meuthen said when he's out in his own city he barely sees Germans out in the streets anymore - only migrants. "People can't or don't want to imagine a collision with an iceberg but it's already unavoidable".
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Opinion polls show the party at between seven and 11 percent, a steep drop from the 15-percent support it drew only late previous year.
The telegenic Petry has aligned herself with kindred spirits across Europe, including far-right firebrand Marine Le Pen, one of the frontrunners for the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday.
That bid could have left Petry in control as the AfD's co-leader.
The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung said that the dispute was less about the political goals of the party, the most successful right-wing populist outfit in Germany's post-war history, than personal ambition. There seems to be little appetite for most German voters on radical policies, particularly after the wake of President Donald Trump's victory in the United States and Britain's vote to leave the EU.
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Trump told Reuters in an exclusive interview that he wanted a peaceful resolution but the odds of that were decreasing. Mr Trump's administration said in a statement: "We remain open to negotiations towards that goal".
As well as his military show of force, Trump has also sought to pressure China to do more to rein in its nuclear-armed neighbor. In Washington, the Trump administration invited the entire 100-member Senate for a briefing Wednesday on the escalating crisis.
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Wang made the comments in a meeting at the United Nations with a Russian diplomat on Thursday, the ministry said in a statement. It came one day after all 100 United States senators were invited to the White House for a North Korea briefing.
Cummings added , "We received a response from the White House refusing to provide any of the documents we requested". James Clapper, former National Intelligence Director, will also testify at the hearing.
The United States and South Korea agreed past year to station THAAD on the peninsula to counter the growing threat from the North. The U.S. and South Korean militaries say the system is needed to protect allied forces as well as the local population.
One more thing to keep in mind is that the process will also take away the water resistance features of the Galaxy S8. According to data provider FactSet, analysts had expected a net income of 7.1 trillion won.
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