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  • Furor over fuehrer in the wine aisle

    MUNICH | A Jewish human rights organization is calling for a boycott of an Italian winemaker that sells Hitler-themed wine.

  • Adolf Hitler (Associated Press)

    Furor over fuehrer as human rights group calls for boycott of Hitler wine

    A Jewish human rights organization is calling for a boycott of an Italian winemaker that sells Hitler-themed wine.

  • Italian Premier Mario Monti (left) and former Premier Silvio Berlusconi shake hands in Milan on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Berlusconi defends Mussolini for backing Hitler

    Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for "having done good" despite the fascist dictator's anti-Jewish laws, immediately sparking expressions of outrage as Europe on Sunday held Holocaust remembrances.

  • Illustration: Israel by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    DE BORCHGRAVE: Beware the Arab Spring

    To those who hail the Arab Spring and the first free elections in Egypt in 60 years, a prominent Israeli responded, "Remember Mussolini, remember Hitler." Two years after seizing power in 1922 with a march on Rome, one-time socialist Benito Mussolini's fascist party won 64 percent of the popular vote and 374 seats of 535 in parliament.

  • Documentary traces fate of Mussolini's corpse

    A new documentary about Benito Mussolini examines the near cult-like fascination that many Italians had with the fascist dictator _ and how his body became a focus for the fixation.

  • AP Interview: Pope sculptor gets second chance

    He was pilloried by the Vatican for creating a sculpture of Pope John Paul II that some mockingly say looks more like Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini than the beloved late pontiff. Now artist Oliviero Rainaldi has a chance at redemption.

  • Mussolini's duds sell for $5.5K at Texas auction

    A suitcase and clothing purported to have belonged to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress and obtained by a World War II veteran from western New York have been sold at an auction for more than $5,000.

  • Vatican slams new pope John Paul sculpture

    The Vatican on Friday slammed a giant new modernist sculpture that portrays John Paul II, saying the bronze work outside Rome's main train station doesn't even look like the late pontiff. Commuters and tourists say the statue looks more like the late Italian dictator Benito Mussolini than the widely beloved pope.

  • Two years, 10 major decisions

    George Kennan has called World War I "the original catastrophe." And indeed it was, as it destroyed old and fairly stable empires and led to World War II, a global conflict of incredible carnage, destruction and genocide that challenges our very definition of what it means to be human.

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  • She was 91, said RAI state TV, which broadcasts the week-long festival of Italian song each year.

  • He said he regularly goes to Predappio to pay his respects to "one of the unique men on the face of the Earth."

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