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Czech NGO seeks justice for Germans killed under communism

Prague - A Czech non-profit organisation on Friday said it had filed a criminal complaint against dozens of individuals, including two former Czechoslovak communist leaders, for the deaths decades ago of five Germans killed while trying to cross the Iron Curtai...

Five decades of conflict in Colombia in five points

Estanzuela - Here are five key points on Colombia's five-decade conflict, after the FARC rebels and the government reached a historic peace accord.- Disputed origins -There is disagreement on when and why war broke out.

Polish dig turns up no sign of fabled 'Nazi gold train'

Varsovia - Two treasure hunters who have been digging for a Nazi gold train believed to be buried in southwest Poland said on Thursday they had given up after two weeks and zero results.

Ukraine marks 25th independence day with show of force

Kiev - Tanks rumbled across Kiev on Tuesday as Ukraine marked 25 years of independence with a show of force against an increasingly assertive Russia and a war simmering in the pro-Kremlin separatist east.

25 years after 1991 coup, Russia wallows in Soviet nostalgia

Moscow - Communists waving Marxist pamphlets and Twitter storms praising the Soviet Union are probably not what the thousands of Russians who rallied in 1991 against a coup by anti-democracy hardliners expected to see 25 years later.

Argentine judge to probe murder of Spanish poet Lorca

Madrid - An Argentine judge known for investigating crimes committed during Spain's civil war will probe the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca, a victims' association said Thursday.

The burkini: rare but controversial in France

Paris - The burkini, a body-concealing swimsuit worn by Muslim women that has provoked a national debate in France, is little worn in the country with Europe's largest Muslim community. Where is the burkini from?

Heady days fade for Russians who halted 1991 coup

Moscow - It was a desperate plea from then Russian leader Boris Yeltsin that drew Gennady Veretilny to the barricades going up around the White House in central Moscow. "I wasn't a supporter of Yeltsin, I wasn't a liberal or a Communist.

Warsaw seeks jail time for 'Polish' death camps term

Varsovia - Poland's rightwing government on Tuesday said it would seek fines or jail terms of up to three years against anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish.

Tsipras vows to keep up pressure for German war payments

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Tuesday to do "whatever is necessary" -- including taking legal action -- to get Germany to pay damages for the wartime atrocities of Nazi troops.

Interview: Matthew Mayfield talks 'History' single, 'Recoil' CD Special

Singer-songwriter Matthew Mayfield chatted with Digital Journal about his new single, the ballad "History," which is off his upcoming CD "Recoil."

Attacks, coup bring change to Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue

Istanbul - For centuries, it has been the main commercial artery running through the heart of Istanbul, attracting thousands of people every day for shopping, entertainment or historic sightseeing.

Historic leader Fidel Castro turns 90 in new Cuba

Havana - Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance as he turned 90 on Saturday in an island transformed from the one he led for half a century.

The last woolly mammoths died of thirst

London - The last woolly mammoths to roam the Earth probably died of thirst, according to new research from the Natural History Museum in London.

Historic leader Fidel Castro turns 90 in new Cuba

Havana - Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro turned 90 on Saturday in an island transformed from the one he led for half a century.Both loved as a hero and hated as a dictator, Castro is one of the giant figures of modern history.

Historic leader Fidel Castro turns 90 in new Cuba

Havana - Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro turns 90 on Saturday in an island transformed from the one he led for half a century.Both loved as a hero and hated as a dictator, Castro is one of the giant figures of modern history.

Hunt for Nazi 'gold train' resumes in Poland

Walbrzych - Treasure hunters on Friday relaunched their search for a lost Nazi gold train allegedly loaded with loot and buried in southwestern Poland, despite there being no scientific evidence it exists.

Faithful cult worships Cuba's reluctant Fidel at 90

Santa Clara - It was just what the fiery communist leader Fidel Castro told them not to do.His admirers say he freed Cuba from tyranny, but the revolution wasn't about just one guy. Would they please not plaster his face everywhere?

Women: A long road to equality

Paris - Inequalities between men and women are widespread around the world but vary widely according to geographical zone.Progress has, however, been made for women in the areas of education, access to jobs and political representation.

Himmler diaries reveal chilling details of Nazi wartime life

Berlin - Wartime diaries kept by top Nazi henchman Heinrich Himmler, serialised this week in Germany's daily Bild, offer chilling insights into the life of one of the principal architects of the Holocaust.

Benin's Afro-Brazilian heritage risks crumbling away

- With a fine ceramic minaret, multicoloured walls and a great, carved wooden door, the Grand Mosque in Benin's capital is a marvel of Afro-Brazilian architecture, yet like much in Porto-Novo it faces collapse.

Czech govt to buy out pig farm on Roma Holocaust site

Prague - The Czech government said Tuesday it was in talks to buy out a pig farm built on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp where hundreds of Roma prisoners died during World War II.

Ex-Ceausescu officials charged over death of Romanian dissident

Bucharest - Four former communist officials in Romania, including the head of the hated secret police and the then interior minister, will go on trial over the 1985 death of a dissident, prosecutors said Monday.

Real-life 'Pianist' family wins defamation appeal

Varsovia - The family of the late Jewish-Polish protagonist of Oscar-winning Holocaust film "The Pianist" said Monday they had won an appeal against defamation over claims in a book that he was a Nazi collaborator.

Putin avoids politics on historical Slovenia visit

Sveti Jurij - Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided any public mention of current tensions with the West as he paid a visit Saturday to EU and NATO member Slovenia, focusing on history not politics.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Hillary Clinton: 10 important dates in her own words

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton, the first woman presidential nominee from a major US political party, has spent most of her life in the public eye.

Holocaust Survivor Band returns home to Poland

Varsovia - They survived the Holocaust, and held on to their love of life despite their childhood ordeal -- and in their twilight years, now living in the United States, they started a band.
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