About: World War II

Global Europe 10-05-2022

Macron says EU is not at war with Russia, warns against ‘humiliating’ Putin

Europe must learn from its past mistakes and make sure no side is humiliated when Russia and Ukraine negotiate for peace, France's president said on Europe Day (9 May) in Strasbourg.
Global Europe 09-05-2022

Putin to mark WW II victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russia prepared to mark the 9 May anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.
Global Europe 07-05-2022

Putin to send ‘doomsday’ warning to West at Russia’s WW II victory parade

President Vladimir Putin will send a "doomsday" warning to the West when he leads celebrations on 9 May marking the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia's vast firepower while its forces fight on in Ukraine.
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Russia says Israel supports neo-Nazis in row over Ukraine

Russia’s foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday (3 May) of supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, further escalating a row which began when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israel lambasted Lavrov on Monday, saying his claim...
Global Europe 02-05-2022

Israel demands apology after Lavrov says Hitler had Jewish roots

Israel denounced Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday (2 May) for suggesting that Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins, accusing Lavrov of spreading anti-Semitism and belittling the Holocaust.
Global Europe 19-04-2022

The rapists of civilisation

The rape of civilisation, which the world vowed in 1945 to never allow again, is being repeated in Ukraine, writes Orhan Dragaš.
Europe's East 01-04-2022

‘Only fascists can destroy World War II and Holocaust memorials’

The Russian invader army is destroying historical monuments not only linked to the history of Ukraine, but of World War II and the Holocaust, and still their leaders have the arrogance of accusing Ukraine of fascism, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Global Europe 22-03-2022

Japan protests Russian halt to World War Two peace treaty talks

Japan reacted angrily on Tuesday (22 March) after Russia withdrew from peace treaty talks with Japan and froze joint economic projects related to the disputed Kuril islands because of sanctions imposed by Tokyo over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Elections 27-12-2021

Poland says Germany wants to turn EU into ‘Fourth Reich’

The head of Poland's ruling party Jarosław said on Friday (24 December) that Germany was trying to turn the European Union into a federal "German Fourth Reich".

Seabed activities raise risk of World War-era bombs detonating: Commissioner

Greater deep-sea economic activities have increased the risk of harm from munitions and chemical weapons dumped into European seas during the first and second world wars, EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius has said.
Europe's East 23-06-2021

Lukashenko blasts ‘Nazi’ Germany after new Western sanctions

Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko Tuesday (22 June) accused modern Germany of Nazism on the 80th anniversary of Hitler's invasion of the USSR and a day after coordinated Western sanctions on his country.
Global Europe 10-05-2021

Putin on WWII Victory Day vows to ‘firmly’ defend Russian interests

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday (9 May) vowed Russia will "firmly" defend national interests and denounced the return of "Russophobia", as the country marked the 76th anniversary of victory in World War II.
Freedom of thought 19-06-2020

Macron marks de Gaulle’s wartime appeal with UK visit

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (18 June) made his first overseas trip since the coronavirus outbreak began, visiting London to mark the 80th anniversary of wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle's rallying cry against Nazi occupation from the British capital.
Global Europe 27-05-2020

Putin sets new date for Red Square military parade postponed over coronavirus

President Vladimir Putin set a new date of 24 June for a grand Red Square military parade he was forced to postpone over a coronavirus outbreak that is still triggering thousands of new infections each day.
Global Europe 30-04-2020

Berlin’s battle scars linger 75 years after Nazi defeat

Germany has been forced to cancel public events to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe but Berliners need no ceremonies to remember their downfall - the scars of war are all around them.
Global Europe 29-04-2020

Prague district mayor says he is under police protection against Russian threat

The mayor of one of the Czech capital's districts said on Tuesday (28 April) he had been put under police protection due to a threat that a Russian man had been sent to kill him, escalating a row between Prague and Moscow.
Global Europe 27-04-2020

Trump and Putin issue rare joint statement promoting cooperation

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin issued a rare joint statement on Saturday (25 April) commemorating a 1945 World War Two link-up of US and Soviet troops on their way to defeat Nazi Germany as an example of how their countries can cooperate.
Global Europe 17-04-2020

Putin postpones milestone Victory Day military parade over coronavirus

President Vladimir Putin, citing the deepening coronavirus crisis, said on Thursday (16 April) Russia would postpone its 9 May celebrations including a huge military parade across Red Square to mark 75 years since the Soviet victory in World War Two.
Freedom of thought 28-02-2020

Poland names new head of Jewish museum as tensions rise

Poland's government appointed a new director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Thursday (27 February), as the ruling nationalists face accusations of politicising museums to reflect their view of history.
Future EU 25-02-2020

EU castigates Aalst carnival parade for ‘anti-Semitism’

The European Commission on Monday (24 February) slammed a Belgian street parade for featuring anti-Semitic floats that it said were "incompatible" with EU values.
Global Europe 14-02-2020

Polish PM seeks visit to Russia for Smolensk plane crash and Katyn anniversaries

Poland’s prime minister said he wants to visit Russia to commemorate the victims of a World War Two massacre and 2010 plane crash, amid heightened tensions with Moscow after recent comments by Vladimir Putin about Poland’s historical role.

Russia not target in US army’s massive Europe deployment: NATO

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg insisted Monday (3 February) that a massive transfer of US and allied troops to Eastern Europe as part of a military exercise was not aimed at Russia.
Future EU 03-02-2020

Days after Brexit, Macron visits Poland amid frosty ties

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Poland on Monday and Tuesday (3-4 February) in an effort to reset frosty ties at a time when the departure of Britain from the European Union is reshaping political alliances in the 27-member bloc.
Future EU 28-01-2020

Poland, Israel condemn resurgent anti-Semitism at Auschwitz commemoration

The presidents of Israel and Poland called on Monday (27 January) for greater efforts to combat anti-Semitism as the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Jewish prejudice.