Washington to gete VE Day with roaring, vintage warbird flyover

May 8, 2015

Washington to gete VE Day with roaring, vintage warbird flyover

The unmistakable roar of American warplanes that helped the Allies win World War II will thunder over Washington on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat. From 12:10 pm (1610 GMT), for 45 minutes, 56 restored “warbirds” will fly in formation ...

Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary

May 6, 2015

Family, politics shape Putin's view of WWII anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin grew up with tales of how his father battled the Nazis as a Red Army soldier and his mother lived through the punishing siege of Leningrad. The stories of suffering and survival were similar to those of millions of others ...

Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

May 6, 2015

Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

Poland on Thursday marks 70 years since the end of World War II, with an emphasis on the dark side of history: that victory over Nazi Germany triggered 45 years of Soviet domination. The anniversary comes as relations between the Kremlin and the West ...

Apr 26, 2015

Germany says will deny entry to some Russian Night Wolves bikers

Germany will block some members of an ultra-nationalist Russian motorcycle club from entering the country, government sources said Saturday, a day after Poland also announced an entry ban for the group which is blacklisted by the United States. Some 50 members of the Night ...

German Nobelist Gunter Grass dies at 87

Apr 14, 2015

German Nobelist Gunter Grass dies at 87

Germany’s Nobel-winning author, Gunter Grass, who acted as a moral compass for many in the postwar nation but later provoked criticism over his own World War II past, died Monday aged 87, his publishers said. The writer, one of Germany’s most influential if controversial ...