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Stolen 'Work will set you free' gate returned to Dachau

Dachau - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free"), stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, was returned to the site Wednesday.

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case to come to trial

Madrid - A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case to come to trial

Madrid - A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case to come to trial

Madrid - A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.

Angelina Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia

Siem Reap - Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox.

North Korea's state killings

Seoul - If North Korean agents are responsible for the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, it would be the latest in a long line of targeted killings by the isolated state.

Top Dutch court upholds acquittal for 'Mein Kampf' seller

Den Haag - The highest court in The Netherlands on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of an antique dealer prosecuted for selling old copies of Hitler's "Mein Kampf", which is banned in the country.

'The Blue Danube' keeps waltzing at 150

Vienna - Born out of defeat, initially not that popular and dedicated to a river that's more greeny-grey, the beginnings of "The Blue Danube" 150 years ago this week were inauspicious.

Greek troops defuse WWII bomb after mass evacuation

Thessalon - Greek soldiers on Sunday successfully defused a World War II bomb in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city, after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area.

70,000 being evacuated in Greece as WWII bomb defused

Thessalon - Greek authorities on Saturday began evacuating some 70,000 people in the city of Thessaloniki ahead of an operation to defuse a bomb from World War II.

Pompeii unveils Roman kiss for Valentine's day

Pompei - The lava may have cooled 2,000 years ago but Pompeii is a hot destination this Valentine's day with a special opening of the exceptionally preserved House of the Chaste Lovers.

Fans give Poland's Walesa 1,000 roses amid spying snafu

Varsovia - Poles gave Solidarity hero Lech Walesa 1,000 roses on Thursday in a fragrant show of support as the Nobel laureate fought off fresh allegations he had collaborated with the communist secret police in the early 1970s.

Telling stories of wartime childhood in Bosnian museum

Sarajevo - Ballet slippers, tinned food and drawings by a sister killed from shelling are found among the objects in a new Sarajevo museum used to tell stories of life during Bosnia's war through the eyes of children.

Facing new claims, Poland's ex-president Walesa denies spying

Varsovia - Poland's Solidarity hero Lech Walesa on Tuesday flatly denied allegations that fresh handwriting analysis proved he had collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

Long before Trump, America's love-hate stance on immigration

Washington - America's distinction as a nation of immigrants -- that bedrock of its national identity -- has helped fuel the outpouring of outrage over President Donald Trump's travel ban. But it's hardly the first time that its borders have slammed shut.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Handwriting proves Poland's Walesa helped secret police: prosecutors

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Tuesday said handwriting analysis proves that Solidarity freedom hero Lech Walesa collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

Vienna - The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

Vienna - The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday.

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

Vienna - The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday.

Handwriting proves Poland's Walesa helped secret police: prosecutors

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors on Tuesday said handwriting analysis proves that Solidarity freedom hero Lech Walesa collaborated with the communist-era secret police in the early 1970s.

S. Korea unveils controversial state history textbooks

Seoul - South Korea's government on Tuesday unveiled the final version of state-issued school history textbooks despite criticism that they are a throwback to the country's authoritarian past.

Poland puts Auschwitz staff database online

Krak - Poland on Monday published the first online database with the names and other personal details of nearly 10,000 staff who ran the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp.

Poland's WWII museum caught in political crosshairs

Gdansk - Poles on Sunday got their first -- and possibly last -- glimpse of a new Museum of the Second World War, a project slammed by Poland's right-wing government as underplaying the country's harrowing wartime fate.

Nazi propaganda chief Goebbels' secretary dies at 106

Munich - The former secretary of Nazi Germany's propaganda boss Joseph Goebbels died aged 106 last week, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the maker of a documentary about her said Monday.

Germany remembers Nazis' 'euthanasia' victims

Berlin - Germany on Friday marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a tribute to the 300,000 ill and disabled people killed under the Nazis' "euthanasia" programme, who are often seen as forgotten victims of that era.

Nazi hunter fears hundreds of suspects could still be at large

Jerusalem - Hundreds or even thousands of Nazi war crimes suspects could still be at large, one of the world's leading experts on the matter said Thursday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Nazi hunter fears hundreds of suspects could still be at large

Jerusalem - Hundreds or even thousands of Nazi war crimes suspects could still be at large, one of the world's leading experts on the matter said Thursday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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