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2008-08-21 12:01:13

EuroGas, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EUGS) (FRANKFURT: EUG) (XETRA: EUG) (HAMB: EUG) (STUTTGART: EUG) today announced that it has officially requested an acceleration of the return of the Gemerska Poloma talc mining concession to Rozmin s.r.o. by filing official requests with the Government of the Slovak Republic and the European Commission. EuroGas filed these requests on behalf of Rozmin, a company in which EuroGas owns or has agreements to acquire a 90% interest. Rozmin, as plaintiff,...

2008-07-19 18:00:23

HISTORIAN Antony Beevor takes viewers on a special tour of the German capital and in the process, sheds fresh light on a little- known aspect of the war. He'll be exploring the city's lost world of underground shelters, many of which have been closed to the public since the end of the conflict. He also visits Tempelhof Airport and reveals how it once served as a major Nazi aircraft factory. (c) 2008 Western Mail. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-06 12:00:05

By Associated Press BERLIN -- A man tore the head off a controversial Adolf Hitler wax figure at Madame Tussauds' new branch in Berlin on its opening day Saturday, officials said. German police said they arrested the 41-year-old man. He was the second visitor to enter the museum, employee Stephan Koch said. Koch said he and a colleague tried unsuccessfully to prevent the man from jumping over a table in front of the figure and damaging it, and said the assailant attacked his colleague....

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2008-04-08 06:30:00

Many German people are completely unaware that the global space race began on a remote and sandy island off the Baltic coast, a modest place with wide open skies and rows of pine trees. However, it was at this place that the world's first long-range ballistic missiles were tested for the Nazis. At the Peenemuende testing site in 1942 a team of engineers under Wernher von Braun laid the foundations for sending man to the moon and the Cold War missile race. Germans, in general, don't celebrate...

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2007-11-01 12:00:00

By JULIE CARR SMYTH COLUMBUS, Ohio - Paul Tibbets, who piloted the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Thursday. He was 92 and insisted almost to his dying day that he had no regrets about the mission and slept just fine at night. Tibbets died at his Columbus home, said Gerry Newhouse, a longtime friend. He suffered from a variety of health problems and had been in decline for two months. Tibbets had requested no funeral and no headstone, fearing it would...

2006-11-01 18:00:00

NEW YORK - A Brooklyn high school student caused a stir when he showed up for class dressed as Adolf Hitler for Halloween. Walter Petryk, 16, defended his costume Tuesday, insisting it was a satire of the Nazi dictator. But some students and officials at Leon M. Goldstein High School were not impressed. School administrators ordered the junior honors student to remove his beige coat bearing a red swastika armband or possibly face spending the day in the office, Petryk told the New York Post...

2006-08-28 10:58:53

BERLIN (Reuters) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center said on Monday that it welcomed Nobel prize winning novelist Guenter Grass's decision to waive restrictions on his Nazi archives so the center could investigate his time in Hitler's Waffen-SS. Last week the center appealed to Grass to waive Germany's strict data protection laws aimed at protecting privacy. However, the center cautioned that documents alone would not be enough and that Grass's own testimony would be necessary. "While...

2006-08-22 08:40:41

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Nobel prize winning novelist Guenter Grass on Tuesday to come clean about his time in Hitler's Waffen-SS by waiving German data protection laws to enable the center to investigate him. Grass, one of Germany's best-known writers and viewed by many in the country as a moral authority, has for half a century called on Germans to be open about their past. But last week the 78-year-old shocked admirers at home and...

2006-08-16 17:48:30

BERLIN (Reuters) - German bookshops have started selling the autobiography of author Guenter Grass two weeks earlier than planned in response to a boom in demand after the Nobel laureate said he had served in Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS. "There is very great interest in the book," said a spokeswoman for bookshop Dussmann in Berlin. She said Grass's confession, which has shocked his admirers in Germany and abroad, had sparked intense interest in the book, "Peeling Onions," which had been...

2006-08-14 05:47:34

BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled plans to make a movie about the 1937 Rape of Nanjing in an announcement on Monday, a day before Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is expected to visit a controversial shrine honoring war dead. China is expected to react with outrage if Koizumi visits the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo where Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals are honored with Japan's 2.5 million war dead. Tuesday is the anniversary of Tokyo's World War Two surrender. The...


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