Trump says he's sending 1,000 more U.S. troops to ally Poland

World / Politics Jun 13, 2019

Trump says he's sending 1,000 more U.S. troops to ally Poland

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will send 1,000 more U.S. service members to Poland as part of his broadening security and economic alliance. Trump made the announcement during a White House news conference with Poland's president, Andrzej Duda. Trump said the Polish government ...

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

World / Offbeat Jun 8, 2019

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

Beavers could be a good source of food, Poland's agriculture minister said on Friday, after he outraged animal rights activists by joking the aphrodisiac qualities of the rodents' tails could encourage Poles to eat them. Jan Ardanowski made his tongue-in-cheek comment on the tails in ...

Trump tells D-Day veterans they're among greatest Americans

World / Politics Jun 7, 2019

Trump tells D-Day veterans they're among greatest Americans

On a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach, President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion, saying they "they came wave after wave without question, without hesitation and without complaint." Trump joined other world leaders ...

South of D-Day beaches, another slaughter is remembered

World Jun 5, 2019

South of D-Day beaches, another slaughter is remembered

In the spring that followed the terrible battle, the grass grew especially thick and green, fertilized by thousands of corpses that had been plowed into mass graves. It's hard now — nearly 75 years later, overlooking wheat fields spotted with blood-red poppies and with skylarks ...

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

World Jun 4, 2019

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday. The head of the Jewish Agency, Isaac Herzog, said he was "very sad" about the death of Rosenfeld, who he described as a ...

Holocaust survivor and WWII vet have emotional meeting in Michigan

World May 14, 2019

Holocaust survivor and WWII vet have emotional meeting in Michigan

A Holocaust survivor welcomed to her suburban Detroit home a former soldier whose U.S. Army unit liberated the German concentration camp where she was being held. Sophie Tajch Klisman (SOH'-fee TIHK' KLIS'-mehn) on Monday greeted Doug Harvey with a hug and thanked the 95-year-old for ...

Animated film to spotlight Polish bear that served in WWII

World Jan 13, 2019

Animated film to spotlight Polish bear that served in WWII

During World War II, Wojciech Narebski and his fellow Polish servicemen had to lift crate after heavy metal crate of artillery. Fortunately for them, one of the soldiers had superhuman strength: Cpl. Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear. "When he saw that we were struggling, he'd ...