File - In this file photo dated Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, AfD (Alternative for Germany) chairwoman Frauke Petry attends a news conference of the party in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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The leader of Germany's far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) held talks with Russian officials during a visit to Moscow at the weekend, including with an ultranationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin, a spokesman said Tuesday.Frauke Petry, whose party is expected to enter Parliament for the first time after a federal election on Sept. 24, discussed possible cooperation between Russian and German regional assemblies with her hosts.The AfD has seats in 10 of Germany's 16 regional parliaments and is expected to become the third-largest party in the Bundestag lower house after the federal election in seven months.
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