John Demjanjuk, a 91-year-old former Ohio auto worker, was convicted in Germany's Munich district court for contributing to the death of thousands of Jews during World War II. But he was freed due to his age and time served.
The Holocaust ended more than 60 years ago, but today’s conviction of John Demjanjuk for his work with the Nazis is a reminder that many former Nazis remain at large. The Simon Weisenthal Center, an organization that investigates and prosecutes Nazi war criminals, releases an annual list of the most-wanted Nazis still alive today. Here are the top five:
Spain earthquake: Two earthquakes that hit Lorca, Spain, Wednesday evening killed at least 9 people and injured hundreds. Thousands have been left homeless.
Jaan Tallinn, one of the founders of Skype, explains how Estonia's post-Soviet gusto helped give rise to a company that revolutionized online communications.
Russia is feeling pressure to take action against suspected pedophiles in the face of what many see as a recent wave of child sex abuse there.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for merger of political parties and social groups. Some observers say it's a bid to boost poll numbers, while others see it as throwback to Soviet-era engineering.
The newly anointed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have yet to leave on their official honeymoon – leading to much speculation about its destination – but the royal family is having their own moment in the sun.
Nearly 20 years after the collapse of the atheistic Soviet Union, a recent poll found that 82 percent of Russians classify themselves as religious believers. But far fewer subscribe to organized religion.
The German chancellor said she was 'pleased' about Osama bin Laden's death. In Germany, bold political language is rare – a lasting legacy of Germany’s violent past.
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé said Osama bin Laden's death is a chance 'to reflect' on the war effort and that an early withdrawal of its troops has not been excluded.
The five men who were arrested outside the Sellafield nuclear plant have been released without charge. But the incident has turned attention to nuclear facilities' security.
Russia eliminated a number of top militant leaders. Russian experts warn that eliminating Osama bin Laden does not remove the threat of Al Qaeda attacks.
The quick burial of Osama bin Laden and the decision not to release photos of his body are sparking wild rumors, not just in Pakistan and the Arab world, but also in Europe and the US.
In the strike on Osama bin Laden, and in the Arab spring, some analysts see hope for the end of a chapter of global violent jihad – and the possibility of a larger swing toward democratic values.
Germany and Austria became the last two EU members to lift labor market restrictions on workers from Eastern Europe on May 1.
Glenn Gratton, founder of London-based paparazzi agency Matrix pictures, spoke with the Monitor about the industry's sensitivities following the death of Princess Diana amid today's royal wedding.
Prince William's marriage today to Catherine Middleton enshrines his popularity among the British people who admire the young royal's affable demeanor.
Prince William emerged from Westminster Abbey with a lace-clad Catherine on his arm to cheers from thousands of fans lining the route to Buckingham Palace.
Kate Middleton first commoner to marry a likely heir to the British throne in more than three centuries.
Prince William and Catherine Middleton – the first commoner to marry an heir to the throne in hundreds of years – will now become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.