First Trial of Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla Opens at Hague War Crimes Court

Former Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA unit commander Salih Mustafa went on trial at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers on Wednesday, charged with involvement in murder, torture, cruel treatment and arbitrary detentions during the Kosovo war in April 1999.

"Today marks a milestone for this institution and our work," prosecutor Jack Smith said in his opening statement on Wednesday.

Fidesz Friendless in the European Parliament

According to sources close to the EPP Group, Orban's surprise proposal this week of a looser cooperation between Fidesz and the largest and oldest group in the European Parliament is an attempt to cut the Gordian knot and, at the same time, distract attention from the latest scandal to hit Fidesz in the European Parliament, following that of a gay orgy attended by a founder of Fidesz, which was

Croatia Commemorates Holocaust amid Divisions over WWII History

Croatia's Anti-Fascist League, which includes some groups of ethnic minorities like Serbs, Jews and Roma, held a commemorative gathering on Sunday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day - one of a series of events held in the country in recent days to commemorate the Holocaust and the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.

Memories of the Nazi occupation

Drawings scratched on the walls of the 4 Korai street prison used by the Gestapo secret police during World War II, in Athens, Thursday. Thousands of Greeks were held in this facility during the Nazi occupation. During WWII, Greece lost 10 percent of its population, almost one million people, of which 400,000 were starved to death, according to statistics.

Belgrade Documentary Film Festival Kicks Off

Last year, the Belgrade International Festival of Documentary Film, better known as Beldocs, was declared to be all about "a blending and merging of cultures." Not surprisingly, the 2018 festival, now in its 11th year, is as much about fostering local talent as about showcasing acclaimed international works that challenge the conventional. 

King’s College London is accused of employing a mini Gestapo force of thought police

The Daily Mail reports that the students’ union of the prestigious King’s College London has hired “safe space marshals” to police the speech of speakers invited onto the campus, ensuring that they do not voice opinions that could be considered potentially offensive to students.

Hitler’s Nazi resort turning into luxury holiday destination (photos)

Three years before Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Adolf Hitler ordered the construction of the world’s largest tourist resort, located on a beachfront property on the island of Rügen.
The Nazis called it Prora.
Capable of holding more than 20,000 residents at a single time, Prora was meant to comfort the weary German worker who toiled away in a factory without respite.

Comparing Genocide: Jews and the Ottoman Greeks

Cosmos Philly, a web-site with Greek-American news from Philadelphia, published a small but important analysis that sheds light to the Genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor by the Ottoman Turks.

It compares it with the Jewish Genocide and it attempts to answer the question, why it is that so few know of the Genocide of the Greeks of Anatolia.

The Norwegian spy who jumped tree to tree in a 200 mile trek to escape German captivity

The amazing feat of a resistance fighter from Norway has been revealed in the book “Another Man’s Shoes.” Being captured for spying Sven Somme managed to escape and keep out of Nazi hands in a 200-mile pursuit across Norway. At times leaping from tree to tree to avoid leaving tell tale tracks in the snow.