Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S.-based Jewish foundation honored Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, a number that grows smaller each year, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects at the event Sunday in Warsaw to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger to save others. Those still living […]

Poland honors wartime group that collaborated with Nazis

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that collaborated with Nazi German forces toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation. A Mass in Warsaw opened ceremonies honoring the Holy […]

Lithuanian Jewish sites shut after threats amid WWII debate

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Jewish leaders in the Lithuanian capital are indefinitely closing the city’s sole synagogue and community center following threats sparked by an emotional debate over the country’s World War II-era history. Community leader Faina Kukliansky told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the community has been receiving threatening calls and letters lately. […]

Iran: Lifting US sanctions will help salvage nuclear deal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran’s supreme leader will not meet President Donald Trump unless Washington halts its “economic terrorism” that has hurt ordinary Iranians. Zarif said the removal of U.S. sanctions — which he described as a form of extortion, arm twisting and intimidation — could also […]

Top of the polls, German politician downplays far-right past

BERLIN (AP) — A quarter-century since his first foray into Germany’s far-right movement, Andreas Kalbitz is poised to lead it to one of its biggest triumphs. Kalbitz, 46, could be the big winner in next month’s state elections in Brandenburg, where he heads the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party. Yet he also is under scrutiny […]

WWII’s start marked in Poland with German remorse, warning

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s president expressed deep remorse for the suffering his nation inflicted on Poland and the rest of Europe during World War II, warning of the dangers of nationalism as world leaders gathered Sunday in the country where the war started at incalculable costs. “This war was a German crime,” President Frank-Walter […]

Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday. He was 93.

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