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Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for $11.5M

LONDON (AP) — A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain’s ...

How the documenta invented the "Zero Hour" in art after 1945

“documenta. Politics and Art” from 18 June 2021 to 9 January 2022 BERLIN, GERMANY - Newsaktuell - 1 March 2021 - The documenta owes its rise to the most successful German art exhibition not least to...

Berlin man convicted over threat to blow up British hospital

BERLIN (AP) — A 33-year-old Italian man was convicted Friday of attempted extortion for threatening to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ...

Police raid far-right network in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany raided homes and stores and detained eight suspects early Friday in connection with a far-right network suspected of involvement in drug trafficking and money laun...

German police charged over Nazi chats, possessing explosives

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have accused two brothers who worked as police officers in the central state of Hesse of spreading racist views on instant messaging apps, German news agency dpa r...

Germany: Nazi guard deported from US agrees to be questioned

BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard deported from Tennessee has agreed to be questioned by German prosecutors as they re-examine whether there is enough evidence against h...

Polish historian with far-right past resigns from state job

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish historian resigned Monday from the government's historical institute after controversy erupted over his past ties with a far-right organization and photos of him making ...

UN human rights body opens session as Myanmar concerns loom

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has opened its first and highest-level meeting of 2021, amid growing concerns on issues including the military coup in Myanmar, the arrest of opposition ...

Pope visits Holocaust survivor in Rome home to thank her

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday visited with a Holocaust survivor in her Rome apartment to pay tribute to all those who suffered from what he called “the craziness of Nazi populism.” ...

US deports former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. have deported a 95-year-old man Friday who acknowledged working as a guard in a Nazi concentration camp. The Immigration and Customs En...

Auschwitz to Geppersdorf: Shining a light on a little-known death march

"In 1994, my aunt told me about a group of prisoners who were marched down our road in late January 1945," recalls Rembert Boese, who now lives in the southwestern German state of Baden-Würt...

Italy: Holocaust survivor's plug for vaccine sparks hatred

ROME (AP) — An Italian Holocaust survivor’s attempt to encourage other older adults to receive the anti-COVID-19 vaccine has triggered a wave of anti-Semitic comments and other invective on social med...

Rush Limbaugh, radio king and architect of right wing, dies

Rush Limbaugh called himself a truth detector, doctor of democracy, lover of mankind, all-around good guy and harmless fuzz ball, titles his legions of followers embraced as he boomed from their radio...

Rush Limbaugh, ‘voice of American conservatism,’ has died

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a captivating brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American rig...

Spanish prosecutors probe hate speech against Muslims, Jews

MADRID (AP) — Prosecutors in Spain have launched two separate investigations involving a far-right party and extremist neo-Nazi sympathizers for possible hate crimes against Muslims and Jews, respecti...