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WWII allies, ex-enemy Germany mark 75th Battle of the Bulge

Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II By RAF CASERT and MARK CARLSON Associated Press December 16, 2019, 11:36 AM 4 min read BASTOGNE, Belgium — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of […]

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Belgium: This country with a colonial history has a blackface problem

Belgium has a blackface problem. The country shares in the Black Pete tradition, albeit less enthusiastically than the Netherlands. But around Belgium, few seasons pass without folkloric festivals revolving around characters in the racist garb — and while its use has become polarizing around the world, Belgium has a casual approach to the tradition that […]

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