Hungary’s government marked the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust as the country’s largest Jewish group boycotted official commemorations for what they called an effort to whitewash responsibility in the events.
Two decades before seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin showed his willingness to challenge the post-Cold War order in defense of Russians in Estonia, a country now bracing for the possibility he may go even further.
Controversy over an analogy between Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Nazi Germany’s seizure of Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia distracts from efforts to de- escalate the situation in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said.
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.
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.
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma will fire her regional development minister today for seeking to take part in a procession to honor soldiers who fought on Nazi Germany’s side in World War II.
Russia’s planned annexation of Crimea threatens to trigger an armed uprising by the Tatar minority and cuts in power and water supplies from mainland Ukraine, the Kiev government’s envoy in Moscow said.
On an otherwise unremarkable day in February, a young giraffe named Marius was shot in the head by one of his caretakers at the Copenhagen Zoo. As visitors watched, he was dismembered and fed to lions.