Austria’s Kurz: German conservatives right to shun far-right

MUNICH (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has endorsed his German conservative counterparts’ refusal to cooperate with the far-right Alternative for Germany. Kurz led a coalition with a far-right party in his first term. German politics has been thrown into turmoil by the election last week of a pro-business state governor with the support of both Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union and Alternative for Germany, or AfD. The CDU leadership has since renewed its insistence that the party will not cooperate directly or indirectly with AfD. Kurz endorsed that stance at the Munich Security Conference on Friday.