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The mass murder of Polish intellectuals — and the German Nazis who got away with it

The guards of the internment camp, that had been set up by the Germans, quickly chased away the imprisoned grade school teacher's family. It was October 31, 1939.

Ecuador cancels austerity plan in a bid to end unrest

President Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have struck a deal to cancel an austerity package that led to violent protests. Seven people were killed after the cost-cutting measures sparked outrage.

Does Germany’s weak climate plan reflect a polarized public?

An unambitious 2030 climate package that was rejected by climate strikers reflects deeper public ambivalence. Until now.

In Germany, memorials for Nazi terror victims vandalized

The neo-Nazi NSU murdered 10 people across Germany between 2000 and 2007. According to a survey, memorials to honor those victims have been repeatedly targeted by vandals.

Ecuador president declares ‘curfew’ and ‘militarization’ in Quito

The government has implemented the stringent measures as it fights for control of the capital. Five people have died since the violent protests began ten days ago.

EU, Germany condemn Turkish offensive in northern Syria

Germany and the European Union are among many voices speaking out against Turkey's military invasion of northern Syria on Wednesday. World powers are deliberating how to respond.

China accuses Apple of aiding Hong Kong protests with tracking app

The People's Daily said on Wednesday that the app "facilitates illegal behavior" and that the "true intention" of the app must be questioned.

Banksy chimpanzee parliament painting sells for $12 million

The artist, said to be from Bristol, keeps his identity a secret and is known for his political and social-commentary graffiti work around the world.

German businesses already incurring Brexit losses, says industry boss

German business groups say the Brexit withdrawal agreement, negotiated by UK PM Boris Johnson's predecessor Theresa May, should not be renegotiated.

Germans use more paper than any other G20 country

The average German uses more paper and cardboard than any other country in the G20. The growing online retail market is fueling paper consumption.

German defense minister’s Africa visit plagued by domestic squabbles

An organizational snafu between two of Germany’s highest-profile politicians overshadowed new policy goals in Africa and fueled speculation of what is to come in a post-Merkel era.

WTO still scrambling for standardised global fishing rules

The World Trade Organization is increasingly under pressure to come up with a global scheme to curb fisheries subsidies. Now a nonagenarian is leading the fight to stop what he calls a "harmful" practice.

Ebola: What is the best vaccination strategy?

An end to the Ebola epidemic is not in sight, Doctors Without Borders calls on the World Health Organization to adopt a new vaccination strategy. What is the dispute about?

Nearly 100 German artists join Extinction Rebellion call to climate action

As Extinction Rebellion activists prepare for blockades in cities worldwide on Monday, many artists have signed their call to action to the German government.

Mexico: American journalist working for Nat Geo shot at during interview

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Mexico is the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere. Five journalists have been killed in Mexico this year.

Germany’s Horst Seehofer warns of ‘refugee wave’ bigger than 2015

Seehofer said Europe has to avoid a crisis for which it is unprepared, as happened in 2015. He clarified that he has "the full support" of Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he has publicly differed on refugee policy in the past.

Germans use more paper than any other G20 country

The growing online retail market is fueling paper consumption.

EU mulling over right response to US tariffs

The US government plans to order punitive tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of EU goods after it scored a victory in a long legal fight at the WTO. Many on the EU side warn of retaliation and potential escalation.

Argentina’s Holocaust museum unveils Nazi relics

The relics included busts of Adolf Hitler and a Nazi Ouija board, used to try to contact the dead. Argentina is home to Latin America's largest Jewish population — but was also home to many Nazis after World War II.

United States reopens embassy in Somalia after nearly three decades

Known often for civil war, starvation, piracy and terrorism, Somalia has long been the poster child of a failed state. But since 2012, the country has slowly begun to emerge from its darkest days, establishing a fragile internationally backed government.