Poles have mixed feelings on planned memorial to Jews

Aug 31, 2015

Poles have mixed feelings on planned memorial to Jews

As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to ...

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Aug 31, 2015

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Savagely beaten and accused of spying for Moscow, Xu Weiyi — one of China’s few citizens of Russian descent — stared over the river separating his border village from the Soviet Union, longing for escape. “My mother was too old, so it was mostly ...

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

Aug 30, 2015

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

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In one of the strongest signs of public frustration over controversial security bills likely to be passed by lawmakers next month, thousands of people surrounded the Diet building Sunday afternoon to protest their enactment and call for the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Radar reportedly detects missing Nazi gold train in Poland

Aug 29, 2015

Radar reportedly detects missing Nazi gold train in Poland

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove a claim of the discovery of an armored Nazi train that has been missing in southwestern Poland since World War II. Local lore says a German ...

Aug 26, 2015

Former U.S. official urges vigilance on threat of nuclear war

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry underscored at a U.N. disarmament conference on Wednesday the need to visit Hiroshima, one of the two Japanese cities attacked by the U.S. with atomic bombs in 1945, to understand the reality of nuclear weapons. Perry warned ...