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Poles outraged over demand for Nazi memorial at UK soldiers’ gravesite


April 20th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Apr 19 (ANI): Polish veterans have been outraged by the demands of German survivors of Second World War that a memorial be built for their fallen comrades on the same site ... Read more...

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Last survivor of plot to kill Hitler terms German military ‘gentle’


March 6th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 6 (ANI): Ewald von Kleist, the last survivor of the German plot to kill Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during the Second World War, has said that the country's current army ... Read more...

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Neo-Nazis planning massive march in Germany to protest London memorial to Dresden bombers


February 5th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Feb 5 (ANI): Hundreds of neo-Nazis are organising the biggest march in Germany later this month against the construction of a British memorial meant for RAF's Bomber crews who died during ... Read more...

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Now, Taliban extends reach to North Afghanistan


December 16th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec.16 (ANI): The roads heading south to Kabul and east to Tajikistan as well as north and west are no longer safe for Afghans, let alone Westerners, as the Taliban ... Read more...

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‘Nazi minister wished to stay in Britain post-retirement’


October 3rd, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) A minister in Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler regime wanted to stay in Britain's picturesque Cornwall county after his retirement following a planned German invasion of Britain during World ... Read more...

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MI5 file reveals German WWII plan to invade Britain


August 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Newly released MI5 files have shown that had the Luftwaffe won the Battle of Britain, German shock troops would have landed at Dover, dressed in British uniforms.The MI5 ... Read more...

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Three World War 1 sunk UK warships discovered off Estonia coast


August 24th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): An Estonian naval vessel has found the wrecks of three British warships that were sunk by the Germans after the end of World War One.The damaged HMS Cassandra, HMS ... Read more...

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Suicide attack kills seven policemen in Afghanistan


August 5th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 5 (DPA) A suicide car bomb targeted a convoy of Afghan and NATO forces in the northern province of Kunduz Thursday, killing seven policemen and injuring 13 other people, ... Read more...

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Mass grave of World War II troops found


June 30th, 2010 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Zagreb, June 30 (DPA) Croatian police confirmed that a mass grave from the Second World War was found on the outskirts of Zagreb, local media reported. The grave is believed to contain remains ... Read more...

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Taliban extend sphere of influence, says expert


June 29th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 29 (DPA) Afghanistan's Taliban militants are expanding their influence further into regions outside their traditional power base, the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) said. "Their intake from non-Pashtun ethnic groups ... Read more...

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Three civilians among 17 killed in Afghan violence


June 19th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 19 (DPA) A roadside bomb killed two policemen and three civilians Saturday in southern Afghanistan, while soldiers killed 12 insurgents in the north, officials said. The bomb was remotely detonated ... Read more...

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Two US soldiers among 16 killed in Afghanistan


June 16th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), June 16 (DPA) Two US soldiers and 14 Taliban fighters were killed Wednesday in a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in the northern province of Kunduz, officials ... Read more...

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NATO, US soldiers killed in blasts in Afghanistan


June 12th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), June 12 (DPA) A US soldier was killed and three others were injured in a blast in northern Afghanistan Saturday, while a NATO soldier was killed in a similar ... Read more...

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German President Horst Koehler quits


June 1st, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) German President Horst Koehler has resigned. The resignation came as a surprise to all. He had just completed the first year of his second term as the ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike kills 25 Taliban in Afghanistan (Lead)


May 29th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), May 29 (DPA) A NATO airstrike in northern Afghanistan killed 25 Taliban insurgents, including two of their commanders, an Afghan government official said Saturday. The air raid took place in ... Read more...

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Hitler’s Berlin bunker: unseen pictures revealed


May 5th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): After more than six decades since the end of Adolf Hitler's regime in a Berlin bunker, many unpublished photographs of the underground lair have been revealed to the ... Read more...

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Italy orders DNA tests to identify WWII victims


March 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 25 (IANS/AKI) Italy has ordered DNA tests on 12 unidentified victims killed by Nazi troops in one of the deadliest massacres during World War II. The tests were ordered Wednesday by ... Read more...

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Fight on to save historic Battle-of-the-Bulge-barracks


December 26th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels (Belgium), Dec. 26 (ANI): A fight is on to save the historic Bastogne military barracks in the Belgian Ardennes from closure. According to The Telegraph, the campaign follows the Belgian government's ... Read more...

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How Taliban almost killed German defence minister


November 16th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 16 (ANI): The helicopter of Germany's new Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was almost hit by the Taliban in Afghanistan, where he had gone to visit German troops.On Friday, ... Read more...

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German foreign minister calls for Afghan withdrawal plan


November 16th, 2009 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 16 (DPA) German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle called Sunday for preliminary work over the next four years towards laying down a plan to withdraw German troops from Afghanistan. Speaking on ZDF ... Read more...

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Brit bullets too small to beat high on opium Taliban militants


October 28th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): The bullets used by British forces to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan has been dubbed too small, because soldiers claim that it requires at least five direct ... Read more...

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Terrorist recruits from West making a beeline for Afghanistan, Pakistan: Experts


October 19th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin (Germany), Oct.19 (ANI): US and European counter-terrorism officials have said that a rising number of Western recruits -- including Americans -- are traveling to Afghanistan and Pakistan to attend paramilitary ... Read more...

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Germany, Britain announce meeting on Afghanistan’s future


September 7th, 2009 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 7 (DPA) Germany and Britain announced a new initiative Sunday for an international conference on Afghanistan, to be held later this year after the outcome of the Afghan presidential ... Read more...

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Militants, including woman, killed in Afghan ambush


August 29th, 2009 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 29 (DPA) Afghan and international forces killed several militants, including a woman, in northern Afghanistan after they came under fire while travelling to search a militant compound, the NATO-led ... Read more...

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Once peaceful Afghan province sees violence rise before vote


August 18th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Can Merey Kunduz (Afghanistan), Aug 18 (DPA) The German army captain was enjoying supper, turkey breast with rice and vegetables -- his last proper meal for the foreseeable future.He is about ... Read more...

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Police chief, three bodyguards killed in Afghanistan


August 12th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), Aug 12 (DPA) Taliban militants attacked a district centre in northern Afghanistan, killing four police officers including a police chief, local government officials and a rebel spokesman said Wednesday. Noor ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber targets NATO forces in Afghanistan


August 10th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), Aug 10 (DPA) A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-filled vehicle close to a NATO military convoy in northern Afghanistan Monday, killing himself, but causing no other casualties, police said. The ... Read more...

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Britain considered dropping millions of poisoned darts on German troops in final stages of WW II


June 26th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): During the final stages of the Second World War, Britain considered dropping millions of poisoned darts packed into bombs and released from the air on German troops with ... Read more...

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Rocket attack on Afghan base visited by German leader


April 6th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), April 6 (DPA) A German military base in Afghanistan came under rocket fire shortly after a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, a government spokesman said in Berlin. Two ... Read more...

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J. K. Rowling reveals her great-grandfather was a French WW-I hero


February 8th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 8 (ANI): British author J. K. Rowling has already enthralled people worldwide with her famous Harry Potter fictional series of books about a boy wizard, but this may be ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda video sends warning to Germany


January 19th, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 18 (DPA) Germany was urged to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in a video believed to have been made by a member of the terrorist network Al Qaeda.A German-speaker wearing ... Read more...

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German investigators seek old men behind Nazi atrocity


July 14th, 2008 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
By Helge Toben Dortmund (Germany), July 14 (DPA) Little Hubert Menanteau was just three months old when he was killed by callow Nazi troops in one of the worst German atrocities during the ... Read more...

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Merkel in Kabul to affirm Germany’s continued engagement with Afghanistan


November 14th, 2007 - 8:22 am ICT by admin
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