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Italian ex-MEP arrested, kicked out of Estonia & called Russian ‘agent of influence’
Journalist and former European Parliament member, Giulietto Chiesa of Italy, was detained by the Tallinn police due to his pro-Russian views, which make him a threat to Estonia’s national security, the country’s Foreign Ministry told RT in an e-mail.

17.12.2014 16:50

93-yo ‘Auschwitz guard’ to stand trial in 2015 – court
A 93-year-old German national implicated in the torture of inmates at the infamous Auschwitz death camp during WWII will stand trial next year for being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people, a local court has ruled.

16.12.2014 12:57

WWII vets in Baltic countries to receive Russian pensions
The Russian government has ordered that all WWII veterans from Baltic nations who fought against Nazi Germany should receive lifelong pensions from the Russian state in the currency of their choice.

11.12.2014 08:43

Nazi education: Toy manufacturer insists on selling SS troops despite customer complaints
A Polish toy manufacturer will continue to sell its Nazi themed games, as the company believes it's a good way to educate children. Earlier this week, a store in Sweden said it would remove toy SS soldiers from its shelves, following customer complaints.

06.12.2014 20:24

​France to pay $60mn for Holocaust victims deported by state railway
France has struck a deal with the US, agreeing to create a $60 million Holocaust victims fund to compensate WWII deportees taken by French state railway company SNCF to death camps.

05.12.2014 17:23

17,000 evacuated after huge WWII bomb found in Germany
German authorities had to evacuate some 17,000 residents of the city of Dortmund on Sunday, after the discovery of an old, unexploded 1.8-ton aviation bomb.

30.11.2014 12:11

Blast from past averted: Mass evacuation in France over WWII bomb
A discovery of a massive 250kg British bomb, hidden in the ground since World War II, caused the evacuation of 3,000 people in the French city of Rennes.

23.11.2014 18:55

'Old cousin' of German art hoarder claims right to $1bn Nazi-era trove left to museum
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.

22.11.2014 09:54

Japanese man self-immolates protesting govt push to end 60 years of pacifism
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.

12.11.2014 07:45

Clashes erupt in Berlin amid fall of the Wall, Kristallnacht events (VIDEO)
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.

09.11.2014 17:39

Tens of thousands gather in Berlin to mark fall of Wall 25yrs on (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
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”.

09.11.2014 17:53

Winston Churchill wanted to nuke Kremlin ‘to win Cold War,’ FBI memo reveals
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.

09.11.2014 12:51