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Today in history: 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the defeat of Napoleon by the British Duke of Wellington and Prussian field marshal Gebhard Blücher.

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Today in history: Germany surrenders, European war ends 70 years ago

Victory in Europe Day, is celebrated on May 8, but actually the formalities of the war's end were spread over three days.

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Today in history: The Vietnam War is over!

Today is the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War.

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Fascists at the gate in Greece

Golden Dawn - with its Holocaust denial, its swastikas, and Hitler salutes - makes it look like it inhabits the fringe, but it has roots that make it dangerous.

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Greece: debt and memory of war

Memory is selective and therein lies an explanation for some of the deep animosity between Berlin and Athens in the current debt crisis.

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Peace and justice organizations oppose new authorization of military force

The president's proposal would authorize military operations against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) for three years.

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Today in people’s history: The Japanese internment

Over 127,000 Japanese Americans were sent to ten concentration camps in remote areas of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and inland California.

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The big chill: tensions in the Arctic

The Arctic may be cold, but the politics surrounding it are pretty hot. There is a great deal at stake.

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Spanish Civil War vet Almudever is as lively as ever at 95

Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic welcomed one of the very last International Brigade survivors, Joseph Almudever.

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Losing the plot: Israel’s premier to face new Gaza reality

Netanyahu's war-turned-genocide in Gaza has backfired badly - his strategy has helped resurrect Hamas, the very movement he tried desperately to crush.

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