Austria faces up to Nazi past in Auschwitz
19 October 2021 | 10:37 am
Austria's new National Exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial underscores one main point: the country has dropped its victim myth.
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.
7 Dec 2021
Austria's ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he is stepping back from politics. His successor, Alexander Schallenberg, has also announced his resignation.
1 Jan 2022
Kurz will work as a "global strategist" at the California-based venture capitalist firm after resigning amid graft allegations. The former chancellor is under investigation for suspected bribery and breach of trust.
5 Jan 2022
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.
9 Jan 2022
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has brought a "tidal wave" of new cases, according to the WHO. France has seen record numbers of positive cases – as have several other EU states. This week, President Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to "piss off" the unvaccinated, limiting their access to certain social spaces like restaurants and cinemas as a means of convincing more of them to get their jabs. Meanwhile, more and more EU member states seem to be moving towards making vaccination mandatory. Austria is set to become the first EU country to make the jabs obligatory, as of February – with the measure valid until 2024.
15 Jan 2022
Austria raises alarm over pandemic's impact on children
6 Feb 2022
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.
22 Mar 2022
The EU is proposing to put nuclear power on its list of sustainable energy sources. But Austria is threatening to file a case with the Court of Justice of the European Union to get that text annulled. The country has never embraced nuclear energy and is even home to the world's only power station to have been built but never fired up. Austria produces more than 75 percent of its electricity from renewable energy and is a leader of anti-nuclear advocacy in Europe. Our correspondents report.
27 Mar 2022
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.
26 Mar 2022
The social media platform is reportedly shadowbanning posts containing certain terms. TikTok blamed algorithm flaws for the blocks.
12 Apr 2022
Some of those who survived the Buchenwald concentration camp now face a second war in Ukraine. Germany barred Russian delegates from attending the ceremonies this year after one survivor was killed.
24 Apr 2022
A fake "Le Figaro Live" news report on social media claims to report on Chanel stores in Paris being vandalised with Hitler images. The stickers reference Coco Chanel's Nazi connections during World War II. The backlash against the brand has emerged in protest at Chanel's sale ban in Russia amid the war in Ukraine. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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