Philippine President Benigno Aquino made a “senseless attack” when he compared China to Nazi Germany over its territorial claims in disputed seas, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said in a commentary today.
Rudolf-August Oetker was weeks away from becoming an officer in Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS when he received word that his mother, two stepsisters and stepfather had been killed by an Allied bomb dropped on their family home in Bielefeld, Germany.
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.
Hungary’s biggest Jewish group is considering a boycott of government-sponsored events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust to protest what it says are steps aimed at whitewashing the country’s past.
German politicians attacked remarks by a lawmaker in Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s party who stirred debate on the country’s responsibility for starting World War II, saying Polish forces mobilized before the 1939 invasion.
Vladimir Putin was lonely and homesick after moving to Moscow to work in the Kremlin in 1996 and planned to return to St. Petersburg within a year, according to a friend, documentary filmmaker Igor Shadkhan.