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Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

PARIS (AP) — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but...

White supremacists accused of intimidating Michigan family

DETROIT (AP) — Two members of a white supremacist group were arrested Thursday and accused of intimidating a Michigan family, authorities said. ...

Albania hosts online Balkan anti-Semitism forum

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania held an online forum against anti-Semitism Wednesday, the first time such a meeting has been staged in the Balkans,...

Israel looks to far-right figure to head Holocaust memorial

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel plans to nominate a far-right former general and Cabinet minister who once called for the expulsion of Palestinians from the...

Turkish president dares U.S. to impose economic sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second...

Hitler speeches sell at Munich auction despite objections

BERLIN (AP) — Handwritten speech notes by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler sold at auction in Munich on Friday despite concerns from Jewish groups they...

Jewish group condemns auction of Hitler speeches in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent European Jewish organization slammed a Munich auction house's decision to sell several of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's handwritten speech...

Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors 71 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg call their reunion a miracle that began on the holiest day in...

Romania’s Jewish State Theater explores work on Holocaust

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The latest première at the Jewish State Theater in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, explores the horrors of the Holocaust via...

Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison

A California man who pleaded guilty to attacking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally and at a torch-lit march through the through the...

Jewish family’s painting looted by Nazis in 1933 is returned

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently...

Roman Polanski honors Poles who saved him from the Holocaust

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski returned to Poland, the country of his youth, and paid tribute on Thursday to a Polish...

Greek Extreme-right party leadership sentenced to 13 years

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court sentenced the leadership of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison Wednesday, imposing the...

Germany to give $662 million in aid to Holocaust survivors

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the...

WWII bomb explodes underwater in Poland, no injuries

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A British World War II bomb exploded while being made safe underwater by navy demolition specialists in northwestern Poland on...

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about...

Slovakia’s far-right leader sentenced to 4 years in prison

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The leader of a far-right party with seats in the Slovak parliament was convicted of illegal use of neo-Nazi symbols...

Far-right EU lawmaker in Greek court for criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A member of the European Parliament appeared in a Greek court Monday after being convicted last week of being a...

Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Thursday adjourned the sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party...

Greek court rules that Golden Dawn party is a criminal group

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court ruled Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering landmark guilty...

Greece: Extreme right group faces verdict at criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police officials said Tuesday they are planning to deploy about 2,000 officers around Athens as the leadership of the...

History on screen: East Germany through its filmmakers’ eyes

BERLIN (AP) — As John F. Kennedy peered over the Berlin Wall into communist East Germany in 1963, red curtains blocked the U.S. president's...

German foreign minister condemns Berlin synagogue vandalism

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday condemned the apparent neo-Nazi defacement of a religious symbol outside a synagogue in Berlin. ...

Polish divers find wreck of German WWII ship in Baltic Sea

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of Polish divers say they have found almost intact the wreckage of German World War II steamer Karlsruhe,...

Study: 1st Berlin fest chief had significant Nazi-era role

BERLIN (AP) — A study has concluded that the founding director of the Berlin International Film Festival made a “not insignificant” contribution to the...

Germany pays tribute to victims of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

BERLIN (AP) — Senior officials and survivors paid tribute Saturday to the victims of a deadly neo-Nazi attack on Munich’s Oktoberfest 40 years ago,...

Yom Kippur synagogue attack leaves German Jews still uneasy

BERLIN (AP) — As Jews around the world gather Sunday night to mark the beginning of Yom Kippur, many in Germany remain uneasy about...

Auschwitz memorial director seeks clemency for Nigerian boy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The director of the Auschwitz Memorial appealed to Nigeria's president on Friday to pardon a 13-year-old boy who was sentenced...

Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder’s assets for $14M award

Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against...

Assaults, arson, slurs: Report finds anti-Semitism in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Small square brass plates set in the pavement remember Jewish residents of Berlin's Lichtenberg district who were torn from their homes...

29 German police suspended over far-right chat groups

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in western Germany have suspended 29 police officers suspected of sharing far-right propaganda in WhatsApp groups, at least two of...

Merkel slams anti-Semitism ‘disgrace’ on Jewish group’s 70th

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated the renaissance of Jewish life in Germany but denounced the “disgrace” of increasingly open anti-Semitism and racism...

Germany taps UAE-owned Haenel for new assault rifle contract

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has chosen arms manufacturer Haenel, which is owned by a company in Abu Dhabi, to make assault rifles...

Mandela’s lawyer, anti-apartheid activist George Bizos dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anti-apartheid campaigner and Nelson Mandela's personal lawyer George Bizos has died at 92, his family said Wednesday. ...

More than 100 UK lawmakers condemn China over Uighurs abuse

LONDON (AP) — More than 100 British lawmakers signed a letter to the Chinese ambassador Wednesday condemning what they described as “a systematic and...

Neo-Nazi pleads guilty over threats to journalists

SEATTLE (AP) — A Neo-Nazi has pleaded guilty in federal court in Seattle to a charge that he conspired to threaten journalists. ...

Czech Oscar winning director Jiri Menzel dies at age 82

PRAGUE (AP) — Jiri Menzel, a Czech director whose 1966 movie “Closely Watched Trains” won the Academy Award for the best foreign language film...

BLM rallies, memorial for man killed in Portland shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People gathered for Black Lives Matter rallies Saturday evening in Portland, Oregon, and a memorial was held for the man...

Portland killing suspect and victim had guns, documents say

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — ‎Both the suspect in the slaying of the right-wing protester in Portland, Oregon last weekend and the victim had handguns...

Far-right extremists try to enter German parliament

BERLIN (AP) — Far-right...

Germany welcomes Israeli air force for first joint exercise

NOERVENICH, Germany (AP) —...

Israeli, German military jets overfly Dachau in tribute

BERLIN (AP) — German...

Appeals of Nazi camp guard conviction in Germany dropped

BERLIN (AP) — All...

A’s players, staff support coach after gesture, no penalty

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —...

A’s coach apologizes for apparent Nazi salute

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —...

Fast friends: Unlikely ally aids Owens at ’36 Berlin Games

Jesse Owens attempted to...

US hits Poland, others in Europe over Holocaust claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust...

Albania Holocaust memorial honors locals who protected Jews

TIRANA, Albania (AP) —...

Germany sees rise in number of right-wing extremists

BERLIN (AP) — Germany...

Germany: 3-year sentence sought for former SS camp guard

BERLIN (AP) — German...

Police: Men yelled racial slurs at Black family in Oregon

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP)...

Finnish Air Force Command drops swastika logo as insignia

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's...

Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —...

Putin unveils monument to fallen Red Army WWII soldiers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian...

Putin, Macron discuss closer cooperation in video call

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian...

Tattoo artist sees bump in desire to erase hateful skin art

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP)...

Putin hails Nazi defeat in virus-delayed Red Square parade

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian...

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