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A general view of Thomond Park ahead of the meeting of Munster and Gloucester in October 2018. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Picture the scene. Around tea-time on a Saturday, it’s approaching kick-off. Munster have their backs to the wall yet again, some Fancy Dans from Engl(...)

The only surviving member of a tank crew, Eastern Germany, near the Seelow Heights, April 1945. Photograph: Valery Faminsky

Office staff lined up to offer him greetings in the bunker of the New Reich Chancellery. After stepping outside to pat the shoulders of a few boys bar(...)

Russian servicemen marching on Red Square during a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Photograph: Ilya Pitalev/Host photo agency/AFP via Getty Images

President Vladimir Putin has rallied Russian national pride during a huge military parade to mark 75 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany, ahead of (...)

Czech  prime minister Andrej Babis: ”It’s not acceptable – if it’s true – for a foreign state to take action against our citizens here.” Photograph:  Getty Images

The Russian embassy in Prague has asked Czech police to protect one of its diplomats who local media say was involved in an alleged plot to poison pol(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches honour guards of the Presidential Regiment marching to mark the 75th anniversary of  victory over Nazi Germany in the second World War, in Sobornaya Square at Moscow’s Kremlin.  Photograph: Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP/Getty

President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Saturday they are invincible when they stand together, as he presided over celebrations of victory in the se(...)

Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of Boris Nemtsov, and Prague’s mayor Zdenek Hrib during the official event of renaming the square where the Russian embassy is placed after the murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the 5th anniversary of his assassination on February 27th, 2020. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Prague has named a square beside its Russian embassy after Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov five years after he was shot dead, as the European Union and U(...)

Some 800 British bombers dropped 1,400 tonnes of explosives and phosphorous bombs over the Saxon capital. About 25,000 died, many asphyxiated as the flames sucked up all  oxygen. Photograph: AFP/Slub Dresden  Deutsche Fotothek/ RIchard Peter Sen

German president Frank Walter Steinmeier has urged his country to challenge efforts by political extremists to hollow out democracy and relativise Naz(...)

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, whose life was spared as she was en route to the gas chamber at Auschwitz and it was discovered she could play cello

It’s the tiny details that make Belsen: Our Story (BBC 2, Tuesday, 9pm) so horrifying to sit through. One survivor of the Nazi death camp recollects t(...)

The Reverend Canon Dr Christopher Collingwood, Canon Chancellor of York Minster and Joshua Daniels from University of York Jewish Society light some of the 600 candles shaped as a Star of David on the floor of the Chapter House of York Minster as part of a commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day last Thursday. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Ever since the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army in 1945, opinions have diverged on whether the Holocaust should be commemorated as a singular h(...)

General Hussein Yazdanpanah points to the area where he and his troops were ambushed by Islamic State in 2014. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Gen Hussein Yazdanpanah is sipping tea in a leafy shelter atop the arid, pine-dotted hills of Iraqi Kurdistan, gesturing southwards to Kirkuk province(...)

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