US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the media during his visit to Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Pompeo is in Slovakia on the second leg of a five-nation European tour that began in Hungary and will take him to Poland, Belgium and Iceland. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
February 12, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking on a five-nation tour of Europe, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin...
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American photographer Chuck Fishman gestures in front of photos featured in an exhibition of his work, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. A new photo exhibition in Warsaw documents more than 40 years of Jewish life in Poland _ from the 1970s, when it appeared that Jewish life was on the verge of extinction, to an unexpected revival in the years following the fall of communism. The exhibition, “Re-Generation,” features dozens of black-and-white images taken by American photographer Chuck Fishman. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 08, 2018 - 11:03 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when he began traveling behind the Iron Curtain in 1975 to document a Jewish community on the verge of dying out after centuries of existence in Poland. He couldn't have foreseen a Jewish revival that came after the fall of...
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June 25, 2018 - 12:17 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian government institute asked prosecutors Monday to investigate the deaths of 340 children at a communist-era orphanage during the 1980s. The Institute for Investigating the Crimes of Communism said the deaths occurred from 1980-1989 at "the Horror Orphanage," the...
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In this May 2016 photo provided by Spenser Rapone, Rapone raises his left fist while displaying a sign inside his hat that reads "Communism will win," after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. After Rapone, who was already a combat veteran after serving with the First Ranger Battalion in Afghanistan, posted the photos on Facebook, the Army dismissed him with an "other than honorable" discharge. (Courtesy of Spenser Rapone via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 5:57 am
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips over...
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A bronze statue showing German philosopher Karl Marx was unveiled on occasion of the 200th birthday of Marx in Trier, Germany, Saturday, May 5, 2018. The statue was created bY Chinese artist Wu Weishan and is a present of China. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 05, 2018 - 7:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — A larger than life statue of Communist philosopher Karl Marx was unveiled Saturday on the 200th anniversary of his birth in the western German town of Trier. The celebratory uncovering of the 4.4-meter (14-foot) bronze statue of Marx, donated by China, sparked criticism by some who...
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April 14, 2018 - 9:55 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian caricaturist Mihai Stanescu, censored for mocking the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, has died at 78. Daiana Stanescu said her father died early Saturday in Bucharest following a long illness. Under communism, Stanescu made fun of Ceausescu's policy of...
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March 30, 2018 - 6:01 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has vetoed a bill that would have made it possible for authorities to strip communist-era officers of their ranks. Andrzej Duda said Friday the bill was not just because it did not offer any possibility for those demoted to defend themselves. The bill had...
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October 23, 2017 - 6:47 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A children's charity says that Marina Sturdza, a former Romanian princess who returned from exile to Romania after communism ended to become one of the country's leading humanitarians, has died at age 73. Hope and Homes for Children, of which Sturdza was patron, said she...
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July 21, 2017 - 7:54 am
PITESTI, Romania (AP) — An art exhibition went on display Friday at a former Romanian prison where communists tortured and killed political prisoners in a gruesome re-education program. The collection of 11 sculptures at the Pitesti Prison, southern Romania, aims to remind visitors about the...
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