Berlin — Germany’s domestic spy agency is examining Russia’s ties to far-right parties, including the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), the RND group of newspapers on Thursday cited intelligence sources as saying. The BfV federal intelligence agency decided on the move with its regional branches on Tuesday, amid concern that Moscow may try to influence European elections in May and three regional votes in eastern German states in 2019 , said RND. RND said that was the result of a meeting between the BfV intelligence agency and representatives of the regional offices that took place on Tuesday. Potential Russian influence over Western elections is a widespread concern. US special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and Moscow’s possible collusion with Donald Trump's campaign. Russia has denied interfering in the election and Trump has called the probe a witch hunt. The domestic security services decided at a meeting in Potsda...

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