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German troops in Africa evoke bad memories

On February 28, Germany's Bundestag members of most political parties voted to send German troops to Mali.

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Sexism, elections, and prison sentences for anti-fascists in Germany

There were tweets every minute and soon tens of thousands of electronic messages - all about sexual harassment and sexism in general.

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Berlusconi heaps praise on Mussolini

Berlusconi, a billionaire media titan, whose conservatives are polling second in voter surveys ahead of next month's election, spoke to reporters a during ceremony commemorating the Holocaust.

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Today in history: Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass

On 9-10 November 1938, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews took place throughout Germany and parts of Austria, carried out by the SS elite military forces, the Hitler Youth, and neighborhood gangsters.

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Berlin: A conference of anti-fascists and the story of a ring

A small but moving episode marked the regular annual meeting of the German organization Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic 1936-1939.

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Greek fascist assaults two women on television

A male Greek fascist politician physically assaulted two left-wing women members of parliament during a television show June 8.

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Billy Bragg and Maxine Peake: Jarama Valley/Brigadista

Jarama Valley, the song inspired by one of the key battles of the Spanish civil war, gets another lease of life on a new CD marking the 75th anniversary of the conflict.

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Ukraine reds: still resisting despite the odds

Red flags will fly as a challenge to those in the Ukrainian parliament who have sought to impose a legal ban on symbols of the Soviet period.

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World notes: India, Hungary, Guatemala - and more

Cuba: Self employment is applied to mines, quarries;  Guatemala: transport fuels or food?; United Kingdom: Use profits for debt relief, say international organizations;  Hungary: Rightist revival;  India: Anti-guerrilla fight jeopardizes civilians, neutrals.

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Recalling the Holocaust

It was 65 years ago that hundreds of concentration camps across eastern Europe were liberated.

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