The alleged cousin of late German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is challenging his will, which aims to donate the entire stash of rare masterpieces to a Swiss museum. This comes a mere two days before the museum is to give its answer.
A Japanese man has died after setting himself on fire in a central Tokyo park in what appears to be a protest against the country’s renunciation of its pacifist constitution and the prime minister’s military push.
Clashes and arrests marred the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, as several hundred left-wing activists met far-rights in the city center. The latter were rallying in commemoration of the 1938 Kristallnacht Nazi attacks against Jews.
A series of commemorative events took place in the German capital to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said its collapse was about “reclaiming freedom” and showing that “dreams can come true”.
A secret memo from the FBI’s archives has revealed that Britain’s Winston Churchill once urged the US to drop an atomic bomb to "wipe out" the Kremlin. He reportedly thought it was the only remedy against the spread of communism to the west.
It’s been 25 years since East Berlin party boss Günter Schabowski announced that the gates of the Berlin Wall were open to all. Named the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart back in 1961, the wall saw Germans dancing atop it in 1989.
Remembrance Day is Britain’s annual commemoration of those who fell fighting the nation’s wars. It is observed each year on the closest Sunday to November 11, the anniversary of Armistice Day, which brought World War I to an end in 1918.
Two of Asia’s strongest nations – Japan and South Korea – continue to be victims of history. There is no reconciliation over the issue of comfort women - Korean women working as sex slaves for the Japanese Army during World War II.