At least 20 world leaders gathered Tuesday in Poland to commemorate the start of World War II 70 years ago — a conflict in which 6 million Poles died.
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Robert McNamara, ex-defense secretary, dies
The Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady: Mixed Signals on the Economy
Obama’s Three-Part Case on Iran
Long-lost World War II sub found off Swedish coast
Freedom of the media declines worldwide, report says
Can the West cultivate ideas from Cuba’s ‘Special Period’?
Since the revolution in 1959 Cuba has been many things to many people, but the collapse of the Soviet Union meant few have seen the island state as a vision of the future. As worries about “peak oil” grow in developed nations, the communist republic is proving to be an increasingly popular example of how to cope when the spigots run dry, for the simple reason: they’ve already been there. With the loss of supplies from oil-rich Russia in 1991, and a U.S.
DNA proves Bolsheviks killed all of Russian czar’s children
One of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century has been put to rest: DNA analysis of bone fragments has proven that two of Czar Nicholas’ children believed to have escaped were killed with their royal family during the Russian Revolution. The chemically damaged and burnt remains were found in the Romanov family’s makeshift grave outside the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2007.