Two movies about Britain in 1940 — "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" — have collected plenty of Oscar nominations. Both movies are full of historical nonsense.
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Four months after Emmanuel Macron became president of France, the French and the rest of Europe still don't know what they are getting.
Twenty years after 1945, Germany was at peace with its neighbors and had normal diplomatic relations with the countries it once occupied. Nearly 20 years since the massacre at Srebenica, no final settlement is in sight for the Balkan region from Croatia to Greece.
A German newspaper is leading a chorus of cruel comments about how British Prime Minister David Cameron shines nowadays by his absence on the international stage.