Popular radio commentator Akiyama dies at 99

Apr 13, 2016

Popular radio commentator Akiyama dies at 99

Pioneering female broadcast journalist Chieko Akiyama died of pneumonia at her home in Tokyo on Wednesday. She was 99. Akiyama, real name Chie Kikkawa, hosted a 10-minute weekday radio program for 45 years since 1957. Her commentaries on culture and current affairs were popular ...

Apr 8, 2016

Former Auschwitz guard dies days before opening of trial

A 93-year-old German who worked as a guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died days before his trial was due to open. Ernst T., whose full name wasn’t given in keeping with German privacy rules, allegedly played a part in the deportation of ...

Elder Le Pen convicted of dismissing Holocaust

Apr 7, 2016

Elder Le Pen convicted of dismissing Holocaust

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder and former head of France’s far-right National Front party, has been convicted of denying crimes against humanity for repeating that the Nazi gas chambers are a “detail” of World War II history. A Paris court convicted Le Pen on ...

Putin launches bid to rehabilitate Soviet legacy

Apr 7, 2016

Putin launches bid to rehabilitate Soviet legacy

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the creation of a national foundation to “popularize” history, a move widely seen as the Kremlin’s latest bid to rehabilitate the Soviet legacy. The new Fatherland History Foundation comes as Russian historians who criticize the role of ...