Few dispute that right-wing extremist parties are undemocratic. But proving their unconstitutionality is a touchy issue and makes instituting a political ban difficult.
The NPD currently holds seats in two state parliaments: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saxony, both in eastern Germany, but nothing in the national parliament. Interior ministers from all 16 German states have agreed to begin the process to ban the National Democratic Party (NPD). But it's likely to prove a long process. And it's one that failed once before.
DW asks whether or not it will be possible to ban the NPD this time and looks at the current state of investigations into the far-right, and what politicians, as well as other groups, are doing to lessen the influence of the right-wing movement.
Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials have announced their slated merger will not come about due to concerns of US antitrust regulators. The new company would have been gigantic rival for Europe's ASML.
Enigmatic Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp will want nothing more than to win the German Cup as he departs this season. But first he has to defeat Bundesliga champions Bayern, on Tuesday night in Munich.
The latest polls show that the UK's National Health System (NHS) is the most important issue for half of British voters - ahead of the economy, immigration and the benefits system. Mike Power reports from London.