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Poland demands apology after FBI chief accuses it of Holocaust role
Poland has summoned the US ambassador to apologize for remarks in a Washington Post article, in which FBI chief James Comey alleged that Warsaw was complicit with the Nazis in the Holocaust, according to remarks made on Sunday.

19.04.2015 17:34

Publisher rejects ‘immoral’ claim of royalities by Goebbels estate
The family of Joseph Goebbels is suing Random House for royalties from a new biography, which draws extensively on the diaries written by Hitler’s minister of propaganda. The publisher's lawyer insists “no money should go to a war criminal.”

19.04.2015 13:20

​Brazil to sue Facebook for blocking photo of indigenous woman from 1909
The Brazilian Ministry of Culture has announced plans to file a lawsuit against Facebook for blocking a photograph made back in 1909 showing an Indian with her breasts exposed.

19.04.2015 01:03

Heirs of Holocaust victims sue French train company over death camp deportations
Holocaust descendants have launched a class-action suit in a US federal court in Chicago against France’s biggest national rail company SNCF, to get compensation for confiscated and sold personal property of those deported to death camps.

18.04.2015 13:43

Polish general ‘calls back support’ of Ukraine over nationalist glorification
Retired General Waldemar Skrzypczak, an influential figure in the Polish military, says he withdraws all words of support for Ukraine due to the country’s sliding towards nationalism. Earlier he advocated supplying heavy weapons to Kiev.

18.04.2015 14:13

‘Any reader of Orwell would be perfectly familiar’ with US maneuvers – Chomsky to RT
Major American media organizations diligently parrot what US officials want the public to know about global affairs, historian Noam Chomsky told RT. To US leaders, any news outlet that “does not repeat the US propaganda system is intolerable,” he said.

17.04.2015 18:05

​‘World Bank projects serve for industrial ambitions, not alleviate poverty’
World Bank projects in developing countries have had a dramatic impact, forced displacement and the impoverishment of local communities and indigenous people, political analyst Josh Klemm from International Rivers told RT.

17.04.2015 08:40

​Argentina sues 3 UK oil exploration firms amid Falklands/Malvinas tensions
Argentina has pressed ahead with its threat to sue three UK oil exploration firms operating in British owned waters it claims as its own, according to the country’s Falklands minister.

17.04.2015 10:51

UK child abuse: It’s not the evidence, but who you are that matters
The decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to bring charges against the wealthy peer and establishment insider Lord Greville Janner in connection with allegations of child abuse has been met with outrage among the general public and police.

17.04.2015 10:51

South African authorities’ xenophobic remarks 'contributed to outbreak of violence'
Violent attacks against foreigners erupted in South Africa because politicians don’t want to take the situation seriously and only worsen it by their statements, says Abdirizak Ali Osman, Secretary General of the Somali Community Board of South Africa.

16.04.2015 10:25

​Putin's 2015 Q&A marathon
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held his 13th marathon Q&A on Thursday. More than 3 million people sent in questions, touching mainly on the economy and the situation in eastern Ukraine.

16.04.2015 08:51

​‘Distorting history’: Hollywood’s Child 44 recalled from Russian cinemas
Hollywood movie Child 44 about a hunt for a serial child killer in Soviet Russia has been pulled from Russian cinemas. The Ministry of Culture says the flick distorts historical facts.

15.04.2015 20:04