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The Iron Curtain: five things to know

Paris, France | AFP |  The Iron Curtain was at first an ideological and then a physical separation of communist Eastern Europe from the West from the 1940s after World War II. – The name –    The term “iron curtain” was popularised after it was used by former British prime …

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Germany remembers heroes in Hitler assassination bid

Berlin, Germany | AFP  Germany paid tribute Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that was recognised only belatedly but which a resurgent far-right is now seeking to expropriate. In the attempt on July 20, 1944, Stauffenberg and other high-ranking …

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