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Official: Poland entitled to seek German WWII reparations

May. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish official said his country is entitled to seek World War II reparations from Germany, arguing Tuesday that no documents or records show Poland ever renounced its right to do so. Berlin has repeatedly said there is no legal basis for the claims because the matter was settled in...

German Holocaust archive puts millions of documents online

May. 21, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The International Tracing Service in Germany has uploaded more than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps, including prisoner cards and death notices, to help Holocaust researchers and others investigate the fate of victims. Established by the Western Allies in the final days of...

AP Explains: Immigrant entry exams had puzzles, delousing

May. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced last week a wide-ranging immigration plan that would change how certain immigrants would be allowed in the U.S. His proposal includes a civics test for entrance that some critics say could exclude many high-skilled immigrants. Other critics called...

DNA test uncovers D-Day love story 75 years later

May. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

LUDRES, France (AP) — After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope. The retired French postal worker figured he'd likely go to his grave without ever knowing who his father was, unable to identify the U.S. serviceman who had fought his way across France after the D-Day landings, taken a bullet...

High court won't take Nazi art dispute case

May. 20, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ruling for a California museum in a dispute over ownership of two German Renaissance masterpieces seized by the Nazis in World War II. The high court on Monday declined to get involved in the case, leaving in place lower court rulings. A federal...

Croats gather in Austria for controversial commemoration

May. 18, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

BLEIBURG, Austria (AP) — Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters gathered in a field in southern Austria on Saturday to commemorate the massacre of pro-Nazi Croats by communists at the end of World War II. For Croatian nationalists, the controversial annual event near the village of Bleiburg symbolizes...

Ohio man sues white supremacists over 2017 Virginia rally

May. 17, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

An Ohio man has is suing white supremacists and neo-Nazi protesters in federal court, saying he was severely injured during their rally in Virginia two years ago. Bill Burke of Athens, Ohio, filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Ohio. He says he was struck by the car driven by James Alex Fields Jr.,...

German parliament denounces Israel boycott movement

May. 17, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel, describing its methods as anti-Semitic and reminiscent of Nazi-era calls to boycott Jews. The motion called on the German government not to support events organized by BDS or...

Neo-Nazi who planned to kill UK lawmaker is jailed for life

May. 17, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge in Britain has sentenced an alleged member of a banned British neo-Nazi group to life in prison for planning to murder a U.K. lawmaker. Jack Renshaw had pleaded guilty to buying a machete and intending to kill Labour Party lawmaker Rosie Cooper and threatening to slay a police...

Croatia's WWII divisions in the open as Merkel visits

May. 17, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's divisions over its World War II legacy will be out in the open when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the country to drum up support for moderate, conservative candidates in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. While Merkel will on Saturday address the...