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Ukraine itself burns in wake of airliner shoot-down

People with their own agendas push their versions of who is to blame, there is a shooting war between military forces and local militias, and half a million refugees have crossed into Russia.


Revival of fascism a growing concern in Europe

Commenting on Ukrainian developments, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius pooh-poohed the idea that there is a fascist danger.


Germany: the latest ups and downs

An American woman has been honored for her heroic work against the Nazis in World War II.


Neonazi murder trial opens to protests

The highest-profile neonazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened today, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago.

Right-wing murderers protected in Berlin

For a year now, the case of three mystery killers has roiled the German scene.


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.


All hail the (German) chief

It's hard to decide: which article on Germany's new president, East Germany's (the former German Democratic Republic's) pastor Joachim Gauck, was more misleading.


Woman who slapped chancellor nominated for German presidency

The "Nazi Hunter" Klarsfeld will be the only candidate opposing "Stasi Hunter" Joachim Gauck.


Germans fight nuclear plants, railroad stations, Nazis

In the center of Berlin last weekend over 100,000 people demonstrated against the government's deal with giant atomic energy corporations - and there's more.


Dresden beats the Nazis

The Berlin anti-fascists waiting near the Spree River at 4:30 AM for the buses to Dresden were sleepy, cold and nervous.

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