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Germany asks: is it OK to laugh at Hitler?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:46
The Führer found himself reborn in the 21st century in a 2012 comic novel by Timur Vermes, which sold 1.4m copies in Germany. Its success suggests Germans now look at their former leader in the same way as the rest of the world does.

Obama honors American WWI dead at Flanders Field

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:51
Obama will visit the Belgian cemetery Wednesday.

'Lawrence of Arabia's saddlebag' goes on display for first time

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:51
Battered case, believed to have been lent to officer during first world war, part of reopening exhibition at Bank of England.

A ghost of World War II history haunts Ukraine’s standoff with Russia

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:54
For Ukraine and Russia, no era or actor is more omnipresent in their crisis today than World War II and Stepan Bandera.

Tracing communist history in Budapest's landscape

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:56
Memento Park in Budapest is one of Eastern Europe's major galleries of communist-era statuary.

‘Ukraine’ or ‘The Ukraine’? It’s more controversial than you think.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:43
"The" word has a long, controversial political and social history.

Indians plan rebirth for 5th-century university

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 17:54
Nalanda University was one of the world's first institutions of higher learning -- and now it's coming back after nearly a millennium.

Adolfo Suárez dies at 81; led Spain back to democracy

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 15:45
Suárez led a new generation of Spanish politicians to power after Franco's death in 1975.

New 9/11 museum announces it will open May 21

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:50
The museum has set aside the preceding week as a dedication period.

Neo-Confederate ties haunt South Carolina Lt. Gov.'s new college job

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
The new College of Charleston president is an avid Civil War reenactor and is affiliated with the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

State Department declines to publish report on hateful Saudi school textbooks

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
The most comprehensive study of Saudi textbooks ever commissioned by the U.S. government was completed at the end of 2012, but to this date the State Department has kept it from the public.

Obama library gets going

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
Illinois, New York and Hawaii are all expected to compete for Obama's library.

Lawrence E. Walsh, Prosecutor in Iran-Contra Scandal, Dies at 102

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
Walsh helped expose the Iran-Contra scandal.

Japanese IT Firm to Digitize Vatican Manuscripts

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
NTT DATA said it would digitize 3,000 manuscripts totaling 1.5 million pages over the next four years.

Crisis Shows Russia's Post-Soviet Anger

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
Vladimir Putin recounted the post-Cold War history during a speech Tuesday marking Crimea's annexation.

Student deciphers 1,800-year-old letter from Egyptian soldier

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
A newly deciphered 1,800-year-old letter from an Egyptian solider serving in a Roman legion in Europe to his family back home shows striking similarities to what some soldiers may be feeling here and now.

Maryland man may have found two lost or forgotten photos of Lincoln’s funeral procession

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
The photos were found in the collection of the National Archives.

Many Seek Spanish Citizenship Offered to Sephardic Jews

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
The Spanish government has been flooded with thousands of inquiries about legislation it approved last month that will grant dual citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews.

When the End of War Is the Beginning of War

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:38
2014 marks both the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and the year in which British troops withdraw from Afghanistan.

The Koch brothers' historical defense of anonymous political donations

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:41
A spokesman for Koch Industries cited a 1958 Supreme Court case guaranteeing NAACP membership lists against state seizure.

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