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Icy times and rays of hope in Germany

The influx of immigrants and asylum-seekers--over a million in 2015--has split Germany into two nearly equal halves.

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Ukraine moves ahead with plan to abolish Communist Party

This creates a deplorable situation in Ukraine, and a horrible precedent for the rest of Europe and beyond.

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Ukraine itself burns in wake of airliner shoot-down

People with their own agendas push their versions of who is to blame, there is a shooting war between military forces and local militias, and half a million refugees have crossed into Russia.

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Revival of fascism a growing concern in Europe

Commenting on Ukrainian developments, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius pooh-poohed the idea that there is a fascist danger.

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Germany: the latest ups and downs

An American woman has been honored for her heroic work against the Nazis in World War II.

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Neonazi murder trial opens to protests

The highest-profile neonazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened today, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago.

Right-wing murderers protected in Berlin

For a year now, the case of three mystery killers has roiled the German scene.

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Today in history: Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass

On 9-10 November 1938, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews took place throughout Germany and parts of Austria, carried out by the SS elite military forces, the Hitler Youth, and neighborhood gangsters.

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All hail the (German) chief

It's hard to decide: which article on Germany's new president, East Germany's (the former German Democratic Republic's) pastor Joachim Gauck, was more misleading.

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Woman who slapped chancellor nominated for German presidency

The "Nazi Hunter" Klarsfeld will be the only candidate opposing "Stasi Hunter" Joachim Gauck.

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