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UN court exposes uneasy legacy of Croatia's 'father' Tudjman

Zagreb - When tourists fly into Croatia's capital, they land at the gleaming new Franjo Tudjman airport, named after the "father of the nation" -- a figure now implicated by a damning UN war crimes verdict.

Thousands of Romanians pay final respects to king Michael

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians paid their last respects to beloved former king Michael, who died last week aged 96, in front of his coffin at the Royal Palace in Bucharest on Thursday.

Ukraine, Poland in effort to defuse historical dispute

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda on Wednesday said they would work to defuse recent tensions over the wartime killing of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists.

Remains of Romania's king Michael return home for final farewell

Bucharest - The body of Romania's beloved former king Michael, who recently died in Switzerland aged 96, returned Wednesday to his home country where he will be laid to rest at a grand state funeral.

Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacre

Nanjing - Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops.

China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre

Nanjing - China on Wednesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad blood as present-day rivalry between the two countries keeps a spotlight on historical animosities.

Teng bong! Minority languages on the rise in Singapore

Singapore - Kevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of life after a decades-long drive to encourage the use of English and Mandarin.

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

Washington - Former US president Barack Obama has urged American voters to remain engaged, using the example of Nazi Germany as a cautionary tale about the dangers of complacency.

Romania declares 3 days of mourning after king Michael's death

Bucharest - Romania will observe three days of national mourning next week to mark the death of its former king Michael, who was one of the last surviving World War II leaders.

Taiwan moves to erase authoritarian legacy with new laws

Taipei - Tributes to Taiwan's former dictator Chiang Kai-shek will be removed across the island after lawmakers voted in favour of the mandatory axing of symbols of its authoritarian past.

Cubans march in memory of Castro

Havana - Tens of thousands of Cubans held up portraits of Fidel Castro and waved flags as they marched to the revolutionary leader's tomb on Monday to mark a year since his funeral.

Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

Phnom Penh - A set of ancient Angkorian gold jewellery was returned to Cambodia Saturday with an elaborate procession through the capital, decades after the precious pieces were looted from a famed jungle temple.

Madrid opens first global roving Auschwitz exhibit

Madrid - Letters thrown from death trains, tiny children's shoes, a Nazi gas mask... Hundreds of objects from Auschwitz are going on display in Madrid as a roving exhibition on the Nazi extermination camp opens.

New tests at Jesus's presumed tomb back traditional beliefs

Jerusalem - Scientific testing at what is believed to be Jesus's tomb dates material there to the fourth century, supporting traditional beliefs surrounding the site, an expert involved in the study said Tuesday.

German former leftist militant says sorry to victim's son

Berlin - Four decades after a wave of far-left militancy shook Germany, a former Red Army Faction (RAF) member has apologised to the son of one of its most high-profile victims, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Osaka to drop SF sister city over comfort woman statue

Toukyo - The mayor of Japan's second city of Osaka said Friday he would end sister-city relations with San Francisco after the US city decided to accept a donated memorial to wartime sex slaves.

St.Helena: the island that time forgot

Jamestown - Coin-operated telephone boxes, a capital without a cash machine and a local shop with a wooden floor: St. Helena is Britain of yesteryear, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Bones of freed slaves 'haunt' St. Helena island

Jamestown - The only pointer of what lies inside the stone storehouse within the grounds of the prison is a printed note pasted to an old grey door."This is to mark the temporary resting place of 325 liberated African slaves brought to St.

Activists taunt AfD politician with mini Holocaust memorial

Berlin - A group of activists on Wednesday unveiled a replica of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial secretly erected outside the home of a far-right AfD politician who has urged Germany to stop atoning for Nazi guilt.

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

London - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain's first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary.

Novel on legacy of Algerian war wins France's richest prize

Paris - A powerful account of what happened to an Algerian "harki" family who sided with the French during the country's war of independence won France's most lucrative book prize Thursday.

Top Polish politicos 'dream' of demolishing Stalinist palace

Warsaw - Two senior Polish politicians want an iconic Stalinist-era tower in the heart of the Polish capital razed to the ground, as the country's rightwing government seeks to banish all traces of the communist era from public life.

Germany charges ex-Nazi camp guards over hundreds of deaths

Berlin - German prosecutors investigating Nazi-era crimes said Wednesday they had charged two former SS officers in their 90s with complicity in hundreds of murders at the Stutthof concentration camp.

Secret Holocaust-era archive on display in Poland

Warsaw - Eight decades ago, Jewish archivists facing death in the Warsaw Ghetto hid a trove of documents they hoped would bear testimony to the sufferings of the Holocaust.

Russia's pre-Revolutionary estates crumble in neglect

Moscow - Boris Netchaeff's family estate was once the image of aristocratic life in pre-Revolutionary Russia but is now a long-neglected site where teenagers hold what he calls "Satanist parties".

Paris seeks to calm Australia fears over WWI battlefield wind farm

Paris - A top French defence official spoke Friday with Australia's veterans affairs minister over concerns that a planned wind farm on the site of a World War I battlefield might desecrate unmarked Australian graves.

Roman temple restored deep under City of London

London - A Roman temple has been restored to its original site seven metres below the City of London, using sound, lights and misty haze to bring the ruin back to life.

'We envy you, comrades': Russians open time capsules to mark Revolution

Moscow - Time capsules designed to be opened on the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution made for poignant reading when they were unsealed across Russia on Tuesday.

French court returns WWII looted Pissarro painting to owner's family

Paris - A French court on Tuesday ordered the return of a painting by impressionist master Camille Pissarro to the family of a Jewish art collector dispossessed during World War II.

Moscow reluctant to mark 1917 Revolution anniversary

Moscow - Russian authorities were reluctant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution on Tuesday, with just low-key events being held to mark an uprising that launched more than 70 years of Communist rule.
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