- Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party Updated: May-04-15 4:20 pm
PARIS - French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.
- Merkel joins survivors, US vets to mark Dachau liberation Updated: May-03-15 11:58 am
DACHAU, Germany - It was a shocking, horrifying "beautiful day."
- Pro-Putin bikers lay wreath in Vienna en route to Berlin Updated: May-02-15 6:04 pm
VIENNA - Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club were greeted by cheering supporters as they laid a wreath Saturday at a monument to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.
- Ex-Auschwitz prisoner, barber to camp commander, dies at 95 Updated: Apr-30-15 11:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - Jozef Paczynski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz who became the personal barber to camp commander Rudolf Hoess, has died. He was 95.
- New Munich museum to explore city's past as Nazi birthplace Updated: Apr-29-15 10:23 am
MUNICH - The German city of Munich is opening a new museum dedicated to exploring its past as the birthplace of the Nazi movement.
- Auschwitz survivor: Trial of ex-Nazi guard is 'satisfaction' Updated: Apr-28-15 7:19 am
BERLIN - An Auschwitz survivor who lost 49 family members in the Holocaust says the fact that a 93-year-old former guard at the death camp is on trial is more important than any punishment.
- Austria's president warns against extreme-right sentiment Updated: Apr-27-15 9:26 am
VIENNA - Austria's president has reminded citizens that their country was a supporter of Nazi Germany and has urged them to be vigilant against a resurgence of extreme-right sentiment.
- French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims Updated: Apr-26-15 11:14 am
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil.
- Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago Updated: Apr-26-15 10:05 am
BERLIN - Holocaust survivors and officials gathered Sunday at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the camp 70 years ago.
- Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising Updated: Apr-25-15 2:11 pm
ROME - Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II.
- Russian bikers begin run despite Polish entry ban Updated: Apr-25-15 11:43 am
MOSCOW - Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on Saturday began their run commemorating the Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Poland's announcement that it would refuse to let them into the country.
- Poland protests Mattel game that refers to 'Nazi Poland' Updated: Apr-24-15 10:02 am
WARSAW, Poland - The Polish government has demanded that toy producer Mattel recall a party game and correct a card that refers to "Nazi Poland," officials said Friday.
- Ohio city says neo-Nazi rally cost it $76,000 in overtime Updated: Apr-24-15 3:08 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo officials say the city spent $76,000 on overtime costs for police at a neo-Nazi rally last weekend.
- Poland accepts FBI director's regrets with reserve Updated: Apr-23-15 2:02 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's leaders on Thursday guardedly accepted words of regret from FBI director James Comey over remarks that seemed to equate Poland's role in the Holocaust with that of Germany.
- Berlin show explores 12 nations' experience after WWII Updated: Apr-23-15 12:55 pm
BERLIN - Joy and despair, punishment and denial, devastation and rebirth: a new exhibition in Berlin delves into 12 European countries' experiences in the immediate aftermath of World War II.
- Russian car rally honors Soviet soldiers fallen in Poland Updated: Apr-22-15 11:37 am
WARSAW, Poland - About 50 members of the Russian "Road of Glory" car rally marking the Soviet victory over the Nazis 70 years ago honored Soviet soldiers on Wednesday who fell in combat in Warsaw in 1945.
- Former Auschwitz guard describes camp in chilling detail Updated: Apr-22-15 10:20 am
LUENEBURG, Germany - A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers.
- New royal baby: Destined to be a 'spare to the heir'? Updated: Apr-22-15 9:10 am
LONDON - When Prince William and Kate announced they were expecting their first child in 2012, the appetite for royal baby news seemed insatiable.
- Israel grapples with whether to recognize Armenian genocide Updated: Apr-22-15 8:16 am
JERUSALEM - The Nazi genocide of European Jews is widely commemorated in Israel and etched deeply into the psyche of a country founded in the Holocaust's aftermath. But when it comes to the 1915 Armenian genocide, Israel has largely stayed silent.
- Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust Updated: Apr-21-15 7:55 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany.
- Memorial to victims executed by Nazis in Vienna unveiled Updated: Apr-21-15 12:22 pm
VIENNA - Austria's chancellor and other top government officials have inaugurated a monument paying homage to the 1,200 victims sentenced to death and executed by Nazi courts in Vienna.
- Poles wait for FBI chief to apologize over Holocaust remarks Updated: Apr-20-15 8:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Obama did it, now the FBI director has done it, and each time it has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.
- Holocaust victims remembered at center in suburban Detroit Updated: Apr-19-15 6:16 pm
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan - The Holocaust Memorial Center in suburban Detroit has hosted an annual ceremony honoring the memory of the killing of 6 million Jews under Nazi German rule during World War II.
- Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party Updated: Apr-19-15 11:24 am
PARIS - The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.
- Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago Updated: Apr-19-15 11:19 am
FUERSTENBERG, Germany - Officials in Germany solemnly commemorated the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II.