Auschwitz sees record visitors in 2018
05 January 2019 | 12:10 pm
More than 2.1 million people visited the former concentration and extermination camp in southern Poland last year. The camp witnessed some of the worst horrors committed on Jews by Nazi Germany.
17 Oct 2021
The burial of a prominent neo-Nazi's ashes in the same plot as a Jewish musicologist has spurred widespread outcry. Berlin's antisemitism commissioner said "right-wing extremists deliberately chose a Jewish grave."
24 Oct 2021
Police say officers were attacked and cars torched as thousands of people gathered in opposition to the clearance of the radical left-wing Köpi-Platz encampment in central Berlin.
19 Oct 2021
Austria's new National Exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial underscores one main point: the country has dropped its victim myth.
19 Nov 2021
During a visit in October, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described the new refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos as a "European model" for the reception of asylum seekers. The EU-funded Samos camp is closed and isolated – a far cry from overwhelmed reception centres such as the Moria camp on Lesbos, which was nicknamed the "camp of shame". But the asylum procedure remains lengthy and refugees are surrounded by barbed wire and video surveillance. Meanwhile, migrants trying to make the sea crossing to Europe still face a perilous journey. On October 27, three children drowned off the coast of Chios when their dinghy sank. Our correspondents report.
3 Dec 2021
Germany's top court is reviewing the case of an accomplice to the neo-Nazi NSU terror cell. Prosecutors are hoping to increase his sentence from 2.5 to 12 years.
29 Dec 2021
International aid groups are once again drawing attention to the plight of Rohingya refugees relocated to the remote, flood-prone island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal. Earlier this month, dozens of people drowned as they tried to flee what some are calling a prison island.
Barcelona unveiled new signing Ferran Torres at Camp Nou on Monday and the former Manchester City striker said he was ready to get going after being sidelined since October with a fractured foot. "I'll be ready in less than two weeks," the 21-year-old Spaniard, who suffered a minor fracture on his right foot during last year's Nations League campaign, told hundreds of Barca supporters present at the unveiling.
A German court has sentenced a neo-Nazi to life in prison for the assassination of conservative politician Walter Lübcke two years ago. Lübcke was gunned down at his home near the town of Kassel after having defended the country's refugee policy.
Florian Philippot is one of the most vocal critics of the French Covid-19 health pass which has now become a "vaccine pass". Formerly of the National Front party, he now leads his own "Patriotes" movement. Earlier this week, he crossed swords on social media with Gérard Darmanin. The French interior minister published a screenshot of an anti-health pass march where a Philippot supporter appeared give a Nazi salute. But Darmanin was mistaken. We break down what really happened.
Severals videos and photos are circulating online lending credibility to Russian claims of a serious neo-Nazi problem in Ukraine. The problem here though is the images and videos are a distortion of reality and in some cases, completely fictional.
The social media platform is reportedly shadowbanning posts containing certain terms. TikTok blamed algorithm flaws for the blocks.
There are just 16 days to go before the first round of the French presidential election. In this edition of the show, we follow far-right candidate Eric Zemmour on a rocky visit to a "crack camp" in northern Paris. We also take a closer look at why young voters might not go to the polls on April 10.
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