German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed an analogy between the annexation of Crimea and Nazi Germany’s prewar seizure of Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia after her finance minister drew a parallel with Russian tactics.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s ex-wife is set to recover a Matisse painting returned by Cornelius Gurlitt, the German art collector who for decades hoarded hundreds of works in his Munich apartment and in a house in Salzburg.
Cornelius Gurlitt, the art collector who for decades hoarded hundreds of works in his Munich apartment and in a house in Salzburg, has instructed his court-appointed adviser to hand back items looted from Jewish owners.
Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of the 911 sports-car maker, created the first hybrid more than 100 years ago and designed the original Volkswagen Beetle. Those achievements haven’t counted for much in his hometown.
A retired New York lawyer whose great uncle’s art collection was allegedly stolen by the Nazis and found among 1,400 works seized from a reclusive collector in Munich sued Germany seeking return of the paintings.
After a day of frustrated attempts to get Russia to bend its stance on Ukraine, the U.S. turned from diplomacy to ridicule in offering a catalog of the ways it says Russian President Vladimir Putin bends the truth.