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    Convicted Former Auschwitz Guard Dies in Germany at 95
    Jun01

    Convicted Former Auschwitz Guard Dies in Germany at 95

    Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for Holocaust victims, has died. He was 95. Hanning died on Tuesday, his attorney Andreas Scharmer told The Associated Press on Thursday without providing further...

    Poland Extradites Austrian Accused of Killing Civilians in Ukraine
    May31

    Poland Extradites Austrian Accused of Killing Civilians in Ukraine

    Poland has extradited an Austrian accused of killing unarmed civilians and captured troops in Ukraine. Austrian authorities will identify the suspect only as Benjamin F. He was arrested last month on a European warrant while trying to cross into Ukraine from eastern Poland. He is suspected of committing the killings last year while fighting...

    French President Holds ‘Extremely Frank’ Talks With Russia’s Putin
    May30

    French President Holds ‘Extremely Frank’ Talks With Russia’s Putin

    France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, hosted his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Palace of Versailles near Paris Monday. In what he called “extremely frank, direct” talks, Macron criticized Russian media outlets for efforts to influence the French presidential election. He also questioned brutal treatment of the...

    Germany to Host Ukraine Talks in Berlin
    May29

    Germany to Host Ukraine Talks in Berlin

    Germany’s Foreign Ministry says envoys from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet this week in Berlin to try and push forward the implementation of a peace deal for eastern Ukraine. Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters Monday that, due to the “difficult and deteriorating”‘ situation in eastern Ukraine,...

    New French President Promises Tough Talk at First Putin Meeting
    May29

    New French President Promises Tough Talk at First Putin Meeting

    New French President Emmanuel Macron is promising tough talk at his first meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday, following an election campaign when his team accused Russian media of trying to interfere in the democratic process. Macron, who took office two weeks ago, has said that dialogue with Russia is vital in tackling a number of...

    NATO Chief: Trump’s Message on Spending Echoes Previous Administrations
    May27

    NATO Chief: Trump’s Message on Spending Echoes Previous Administrations

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the message in U.S. President Donald Trump’s “blunt” speech urging alliance members to boost defense spending echoed that of previous administrations. Stoltenberg spoke to RFE/RL in an interview on Friday, a day after Trump met with the other leaders of the 28-member military alliance...

    NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump’s ‘Blunt and Direct’ Speech
    May27

    NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump’s ‘Blunt and Direct’ Speech

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg wasn’t shocked by Donald Trump’s “blunt and direct” speech on defense spending during the U.S. president’s first meeting with alliance leaders in Brussels. In an interview with RFE/R’s Brussels Correspondent Rikard Jozwiak, Stoltenberg said NATO leaders were committed to fairer...

    African Leaders Join G-7 Summit to Discuss Migration
    May27

    African Leaders Join G-7 Summit to Discuss Migration

    The second and final day of the Group of Seven (G-7) leading democracies annual summit is under way in Taormina, Italy, with several African heads of state joining the talks. Host Italy wants to draw attention to the migration crisis and the dangerous Mediterranean crossings taken by tens of thousands of people looking for a better life in...

    Climate Change Among Most Contentious Issues at G-7 Summit
    May26

    Climate Change Among Most Contentious Issues at G-7 Summit

    Climate change is among the most contentious agenda items being addressed Friday at the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Sicily. U.S. administration officials have said U.S. President Donald Trump, who referred to man-made global warming as a “hoax” during his campaign, will wait until after the summit before making a decision on the issue....

    Peace Activists Focus on Reducing Military Spending at Counter-NATO Summit
    May25

    Peace Activists Focus on Reducing Military Spending at Counter-NATO Summit

    While NATO heads of states are meeting in their newest headquarters to discuss increasing defense budget spending, leading peace activists from around the world are gathered for a counter-summit to advocate for less militarization. Military spending will be one of the issues topping the NATO summit agenda Thursday in Brussels. Increasing defense...

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