European History

Quiz: How much do you really know about World War 2?

Every schoolchild knows we won the Second World War , the Germans and Japanese lost and Hitler only had one, um, moustache.<p>But what else do you know …

Military History

Lufthansa jet hijacked in 1977 returns to Germany

BERLIN — A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group’s campaign against West …

Aviation

From the archives: Château Ramezay: celebrating a Montreal icon

This story was first published on Sept. 25, 2005, in the Montreal Gazette.<p>Some of the old-time magnificence of Montreal’s historic Château de Ramezay …

Canadian News

Globalpolitics & diplomacy.com - World War I,II

JAPANESE WAR CRIMES, THE IMPERIAL JAPAN WAS SO BRUTAL IN WWII IN ASIA PACIFIC.WHY JAPAN STILL NOT SORRY ENOUGH?<p><b>The Nanking Massacre was an episode of</b> …

Japan

NYT Writes Nearly 1,500 Words On Berkeley... Left Out One Important Detail

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The New York Times published a nearly 1,500-word feature on University of California, Berkeley and the …

Conservative View

Rufus Putnam - American Revolutionary War Forums

Rufus Putnam (April 9, 1738–May 4, 1824) was a colonial military officer during the French and Indian War, and a general in the Continental Army …

Military History

German elections analysis

Related Links<p>Berlin’s underground train service is loud, screechy and squeaky, which is in stark contrast to the quiet and smooth ground service on …

Germany

Can We Inherit Memories of the Holocaust and Other Horrors?

In the trailblazing field of epigenetics, researchers are finding evidence that the descendants of victims of atrocities are inheriting those experiences in their DNA.<p>In the relatively new field of epigenetics, researchers are attempting to unravel the mysterious mechanisms by which the trauma of …

Cherry Blossom

Found: An Incredibly Well-Preserved Medieval Shipwreck, Among Many More

The Black Sea wreck is the first of its kind ever discovered.<p>For centuries, the Black Sea, the wide basin that connects Eastern Europe to Asia, was …

Archaeology

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian Revolution - Russia Beyond

The February Revolution of 1917 brought the 200-year reign of the Romanovs to a close and ended the Russian monarchy forever. The people, tired of autocracy, overthrew Nicholas II. After a few months of political struggle, the left-wing radicals known as the Bolsheviks came to power. Communists …

History

Operation Ginny: How Nazi Germany Crushed America during a Secret World War II Raid

The OSS raid ended in tragedy during the Italian Campaign.The three rubber dinghies struggled through the rough surf in the pitch black night toward …

Military History

Revealed: 'World's first parody video' mocking Nazis that enraged Hitler's right-hand man so much he 'kicked chair and screamed profanities'

A wartime video made by the British Government which mocked the Nazis could have been the world's first parody video.<p>And the clip enraged Hitler's …

History

Belgian ex-MP convicted for Holocaust denial ordered to visit Nazi camps, write about his experience

The politician, Laurent Louis, was given a six-month suspended jail sentence and fined more than $20,000 (U.S.) at his 2015 trial, which centred on …

Canadian News

Angela Merkel would get my vote. Mutti’s the leader all Europeans need

The German chancellor is as unglamorous and reliable as a Miele washing machine. I want her to win on Sunday because she can steer the west to safety<p>Novelists of the future will surely do a Hilary Mantel on Angela Merkel – try to recreate the secret gyroscopes of her mind, in her time. Here’s my …

Opinion

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of "Rulers' Alley"

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian government-sponsored association has unveiled a series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, in a move that has drawn criticism from those who see it as part of efforts to whitewash his crimes.<p>The Russian Military-Historic Society, an …

Russia

Dershowitz: Anti-Semitic Article Tweeted by Valerie Plame 'Just Like What Was Written in Nazi Germany' Insider

<b>Tomi Lahren: Selective Feminists Cyberbully Melania Trump Over Pink Dress</b><p><b>'This Is Deeply Disingenuous': Tucker Takes Rob Reiner to Task Over 'War With Russia' Claim</b><p>Former CIA operative Valerie Plame has apologized for tweeting an anti-Semitic article that blames “America’s Jews” for the country’s …

German History

Italy Is Launching an Expansive New Caravaggio Research Institute With Support From Fendi

Art World<p>Following the recent controversies over the authenticity of newly discovered works, the institute aims to become the go-to point of …

Art History

Facing history: From Charlottesville to Berlin

As the video feeds of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., scrolled across the television weeks ago, my wife and I looked on in …

Germany

Scientists Discover 60 Ancient Ships Preserved in the Black Sea

Dozens of ancient ships scattered across the bottom of the Black Sea were discovered after a nearly three-year excursion that researchers are calling “one of the largest maritime archaeological projects ever staged.”<p>Members of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project said Thursday they found 60 …

Archaeology

Angela Merkel is a “ball of contradictions,” not a liberal hero

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union pulled out its big guns this week in the run up to Sunday’s election: a black-and-white picture of Angela Merkel as a child, and the caption “For a Germany in which everyone can become anything.” Considering the girl in the photo grew up in Communist East …

Germany

Why the Mossad failed to capture or kill so many fugitive Nazis

<i>Yossi Melman is the intelligence and security columnist for the Israeli newspaper Maariv. Dan Raviv is the Washington correspondent for i24News. They are the co-authors of “Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars.”</i><p>On Sept. 23, 1977, Menachem Begin, the feisty prime minister of Israel …

Israel

Farage, Johnson, Cummings – the Brexiters are fleeing May’s sinking ship

Her Florence speech will struggle to restore credibility against a tide of self-serving rightwing criticism<p>Theresa May has looked out of her depth since she became prime minister. She has blown her majority, achieved nothing beyond clinging to power, and remains in post only because of a paucity of …

Opinion

Watch: In 1982, an adorable American 10-year-old became a cultural ambassador to Russia

Who would Samantha Smith be today if she had lived?<p>Turns out, Americans and Soviet Russians had the same soft spot for a sweet 10-year-old with …

Culture

Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica

This could be your chance to make Sputnik beep again.<p>It was on Oct. 4, 1957, just 60 years ago, that the Soviet Union launched the first Earth satellite, Sputnik. It was little more than an aluminum beach ball with a radio transmitter that sent out a regular series of radio beeps, but it expanded …

German History

Columns of the Temple of Augustus

The 2,000-year-old Roman columns are hidden within Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.<p>One of the oldest treasures in Barcelona is also one of the most …

Culture

Gorbachev: a tragic hero

By autumn of 1988, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev had been in power for three riveting years as general secretary of the Communist Party. He had taken …

Russia

Korea? It’s Always Really Been About China!

Photo by Joe Hunt | CC BY 2.0How many citizens have ever asked themselves what the United States is doing in Korea in the first place?In November of …

Liberal View

SCENARIOS-Post-election conundrum awaits Germany's Merkel

BERLIN, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Barring an upset, the main uncertainty surrounding Europe’s most important election this year is not whether Angela Merkel will continue to lead Germany after this weekend’s vote, but who with and how long they will take to get going.<p>Although a surprise cannot be ruled …

German History

Angela Merkel, the Most Powerful Woman in a World of Unstable Men

Angela Merkel didn’t make it to New York to hear President Donald Trump tell other world leaders, at the United Nations General Assembly, that he would destroy North Korea if “Rocket Man” didn’t coöperate. She was busy campaigning for what could—and almost certainly will—be her fourth term as …

Business

Adolf Hitler's address book is a 'who's who of evil' with names and numbers for Nazis' biggest monsters

An address book that may have belong to Adolf Hitler has come to light 72 years after the end of the Second World War .<p>The directory reads like an …

History