Merkel coalition in crisis once again over intelligence chief as more far-Right protests planned

Angela Merkel is fighting off yet another government crisis in Germany after a dramatic rift opened up within her coalition over an intelligence scandal.

The German chancellor will hold fresh emergency talks on Tuesday to keep her government together as her coalition partners warred over whether she should sack the country’s head of domestic intelligence.

The new row comes as fresh anti-migrant protests were planned on Sunday by the anti-Muslim PEGIDA organisation and a far-Right protester was jailed on Friday for five months for giving a Nazi salute during an earlier protest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.