World Jul 25, 2020

IOC apologizes and deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics

The IOC apologized on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 Olympics. Joining a message thread on Thursday one year before the Olympic cauldron is lit at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Games, the International Olympic ...

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Mar 21, 2020

Second Australian charged in alleged neo-Nazi terrorist plot

Australian counterterrorism police have charged a second man with terrorism over an alleged right-wing plot to stage attacks outside Sydney, officials said Saturday. The 23-year-old had been in custody since March 15 when authorities charged another man, described as having "neo-Nazi" and anti-government interests, with ...

Auschwitz survivors sound alarm 75 years after liberation

World Jan 27, 2020

Auschwitz survivors sound alarm 75 years after liberation

Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a dwindling number of elderly Holocaust survivors gathered Monday at the former German Nazi death camp to honor its more than 1.1 million victims and to share their alarm over rising anti-Semitism. More than 200 survivors came from ...

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

World Dec 15, 2019

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defense by American paratroopers. Seventy-five years on, the Belgian town is hosting colorful re-enactments followed by solemn ceremonies of remembrance. Veterans, historians ...

Business Dec 2, 2019

Poland museum slams Amazon for Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

A Polish museum on Sunday slammed U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Christmas ornaments with images of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, calling them inappropriate. The museum at the site of the former camp in southern Poland tweeted screenshots of the items showing train ...