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Murder trial unmasks Germans who believe the Reich never ended

The trial of a man accused of murdering a police officer in Bavaria has brought renewed attention to the so-called “Reichsbürger”, a mixed bag of far-right ideologues, tax dodgers and oddballs who reject the authority of the modern German state.<p>When German police approached the home of Wolfgang P. …

German History

When stars need a piano tuner, they call this man

For over 50 years, Ken Williams, who is blind, has been tuning pianos for some of the biggest names in music.


Dallas mayor to Hispanics: 'We've got your back' after Trump's election

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the city has Hispanic families' backs after some "terrible things that were said" about them during the presidential …

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

5 Big Foreign Policy Challenges For President-Elect Trump

Donald Trump, a neophyte in foreign policy and national security issues, will take office in January facing a world of challenges. The president-elect's campaign trail pronouncements on international affairs were sometimes contradictory, often vague and seldom substantive, leaving many in the U.S. …

Middle East

Syrian hacker sympathetic to Assad pleads guilty in U.S. court | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer hacker sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government pleaded guilty for his role as a middleman in an extortion scheme targeting U.S. media outlets and governments, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.<p>It said in a statement that Peter …

Middle East

Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate …

Donald Trump

China stocks fall as regulatory curb talk spooks traders

China's stock market calm has been shattered.<p>Shares fell Wednesday, with a gauge of smaller companies sinking 5.5 per cent, as people familiar with the matter said the China Banking Regulatory Commission is discussing stricter curbs on wealth-management products. A measure of the Shanghai composite …

Stock Markets