Nazi poster child recalls ordeal

Jul 10, 2014

Nazi poster child recalls ordeal

For the German photographer who chose a picture of a Jewish girl as the ideal Aryan for Nazi propagandists, it was a sly joke. For her family, it became a terrifying ordeal. Hessy Taft was 6 months old in 1935 when her mother took ...

Two convicted in 'Dirty War' death

Jul 5, 2014

Two convicted in 'Dirty War' death

Two former senior military officers were sentenced to life in prison Friday for one of the emblematic crimes of the country’s long dictatorship: the death of Roman Catholic Bishop Enrique Angelelli The court in the northern city of La Rioja imposed life sentences on ...

Successors to the prophet: Islam's caliphates

Jul 3, 2014

Successors to the prophet: Islam's caliphates

By declaring the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, the extremist group that controls large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is claiming to be the successor of the political and religious community established by the Prophet Muhammad. Fresh from success in Iraq, the Islamic State ...

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

Jun 29, 2014

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

by Angus Mackinnon

There is one line from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” that might easily have been written about the legacy of World War I. “It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.” As the guns fell silent in 1918, the victors all agreed on one thing: ...

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

Jun 29, 2014

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

Artists and diplomats declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe on Saturday in the city where the first two shots of World War I were fired exactly 100 years ago. On June 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand was ...

Bosnian Serbs erect statue to the man who ignited WWI

Jun 28, 2014

Bosnian Serbs erect statue to the man who ignited WWI

Marking the eve of the centennial of the beginning of World War I, Bosnian Serbs on Friday unveiled a monument in Sarajevo to the man who ignited the war by assassinating the Austro-Hungarian crown prince on June 28, 1914. At the other end of ...