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1 HOUR AGO - Huffington Post

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Anti-Semitic Graffiti Mars Monument During Berlin Maccabi Games

Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games. Police said Saturday that an anti-Semitic slogan was found written Friday afternoon on part of the East Side Gallery, a section of the Berlin Wall that was painted by ...

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17 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Lenin, mum and me – my communist childhood

Jo McMillan was brought up by her communist mother on cold war politics, summer holidays in East Germany and dreams of a socialist future – and then the Berlin Wall fellFor my 25th birthday, my mother gave me 25 pairs of socks, all black. They marked our lowest point. They said all she knew for sure about me was that ...

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JUL 30, 2015 - New Statesman

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Germany’s triumph: from the ruins of war, how a new European empire was built

European integration was designed to contain Berlin’s power – instead, it has increased it. Ein reich über alles: Hans Burgkmair the Elder's woodcut of 1510 shows a double-heaed eagle, symbol of the Holy Roman empire. Photo: AKG-Images In a blistering speech to the Greek parliament on 15 July, the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis referred to the harsh “bailout” conditions impos­ed ...

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JUL 30, 2015 - The Guardian

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The Hungary PM made a ‘rivers of blood’ speech … and no one cares | Cas Mudde

All the attention has been on Europe’s neo-Nazi fringe groups, when it’s those in national governments who should be scrutinisedI have been studying radical right politics for almost 25 years. When I started, the Berlin Wall had just come down and only a handful of radical right parties were represented in national parliaments. That one of them would one day ...

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JUL 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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This European Nation Used To Jail People For Listening To The Beatles

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with author Fred Abrahams about politics and the past in Albania. While it may be little known to many in the West, Albania is a country with a unique and tragic history. Under a brutal communist dictatorship for much ...

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