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In Syria talks, Russia holds the key
Ahead of renewed peace talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov there is a sense of foreboding.
135 points by CNN | Bashar al-Assad United Nations United States Syria Allies of World War II Hafez al-Assad Humanitarian aid 2003 invasion of Iraq
Contractor faces hefty fine for Liberty Bridge fire
The contractor for the Liberty Bridge reconstruction could face fines of $213,000 day as a result of the fire that has closed the bridge.
124 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Institute of Technology Andrew Carnegie Lena Headey English-language films Pennsylvania Mellon College of Science Allies of World War II
US Tennis apologizes for Nazi-era anthem at Fed Cup match
KAANAPALI, Hawaii — The United States Tennis Association has apologized after an outdated version of the German national anthem that later became associated with the Nazi regime was performed before a Fed Cup match in Hawaii.The anthem was sung Saturday before a Fed Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Germany. It contained a verse that translates to "Germany, Germany, above all, above all in the world," which became identified with Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
1 points by Boston Herald | Nazi Germany United States Adolf Hitler Nazism Germany World War II Weimar Republic Allies of World War II
Winant becomes WWII ambassador to Great Britain
On Feb. 6, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt appointed New Hampshire’s John Gilbert Winant ambassador to Great Britain.Winant assumed the post under difficult conditions, as Britain and Germany had been at war since 1939. Britain was the only nation left fighting Germany by 1941 and was in critical...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Franklin D. Roosevelt World War II United States Allies of World War II Winston Churchill Attack on Pearl Harbor United Kingdom Democratic Party
Austin woman tells chilling story of World War II in France
AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) - The scene took place almost 80 years ago, but Nelly Croes can still see it today with startling clarity. May 15, 1940, was "a beautiful, sunny day in May," she wrote in an account entitled, "Nelly's Journey," housed in the Mower County Historical Society, the Austin ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | World War II German Army German General Staff Allies of World War II Germany France Wehrmacht Germans