'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 ...

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 ...

Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland on spying charges

Business / Tech Jan 13, 2019

Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland on spying charges

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei said on Saturday it had sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company. Poland's internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, called for the European Union and NATO to ...