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Archive for May 9th, 2008

The 75th anniversary of the 1933 book-burning has been marked on Friday by Horst Koehler (photo, from dahw.de), Germany’s president. That event was an emblematic step in the Nazi’s seizure of power.

The president voiced his country’s shame for actions that he said, faced little resistance at the time.

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Lebanon’s political crisis threatens to spiral out of control, with eight people killed and 15 wounded, according to security sources.

After a speech by Hassan Nasrallah (photo), fighting in Beirout intensified on Thursday, the second day of anti-government protests. In his speech, the Hezbollah leader called a government crackdown on the Shia group “tantamount to a declaration of war”. (more…)

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