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AfD politician's rejection of WWII guilt prompts angry backlash

A right-wing firebrand's claims that Germany is belittling and shaming itself by commemorating the Holocaust prompted an angry backlash from politicians and religious groups on Wednesday.

Berlin official resigns after scandal over cover-up of Stasi past

A Berlin official who spent five months working for the East German secret police announced his resignation on Monday after a weeks-long scandal over an alleged cover-up.

Search for Nazi victim's relatives after necklace found at death camp

Excavations at the site of a Nazi concentration camp at Sobibor in Poland have unearthed jewellery belonging to a female victim, researchers said, as they tried to track down her family.

Berlin official with Stasi past to be ousted from office

A Berlin official who spent five months working for the Stasi secret police in former communist East Germany will be out of a job in one month's time, Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller said Saturday....

WWII bomb removed from Frankfurt river turns out to be dud

After nearly 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes and hotel rooms in the German financial capital of Frankfurt, a World War II bomb was safely removed from the river Main on Sunday.

Berlin mayor: official's Stasi history "burden" for new government

A scandal surrounding a Berlin politician's history with the East German secret police has become a "burden" to Berlin's new centre-left government, Mayor Michael Mueller told a local daily on...

Hitler's "Mein Kampf" becomes runaway publishing success in Germany

Sales of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" - a rambling manifesto of his Nazi beliefs – have surged since it was first published in post-war Germany a year ago.

Obama at Pearl Harbor: There is more to be won in peace than in war

The alliance between the United States and Japan proves that there is more to be gained through peace than through war, US President Barack Obama has said in remarks at Pearl Harbor.

Obama, Abe lay wreaths at Pearl Harbor memorial

US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have laid wreaths at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Japanese Premier Abe lays wreaths ahead of Pearl Harbor visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid a wreath at a memorial on the Hawaiian island of Oahu ahead of a historic joint visit to Pearl Harbor with US President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Aircraft bomb defused after largest evacuation in Germany since WWII

Authorities successfully defused a 1.8-ton aircraft bomb on Sunday, after some 54,000 residents of the southern German city of Augsburg had to leave their homes, in what has been described as the...

Thousands of Germans evacuated on Christmas Day as WWII bomb defused

Some 54,000 residents of the southern German city of Augsburg had to leave their homes on Sunday, in what has been described as the country's biggest evacuation since World War II, as authorities...

German city sets up Christmas Day evacuation border for wartime bomb

The southern German city of Augsburg has set up signs marking the clearance zone for what is being described as the nation's biggest evacuation since World War II in order to defuse an old bomb on...

German city plans Christmas Day evacuation to defuse wartime bomb

The southern German city of Augsburg is preparing for what is being described as the nation's biggest evacuation since World War II in order to defuse an old 3.8-ton bomb on Christmas Day.

Austria confiscates Hitler's birth house

The Austrian state will confiscate the house where Adolf Hitler was born, Austria's parliament decided, but the future use of the building in Braunau is still unclear.