Ritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90
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Ritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian, government adviser and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90. Katrin Maria Daehn, a spokeswoman for Stern’s German publisher, C.H. Beck, told The Associated Press that Stern died Wednesday, May 18,2016 at his home in … Continue reading

European nations shut their borders to economic migrants
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European nations shut their borders to economic migrants

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Most nations along Europe’s refugee corridor abruptly shut their borders Thursday to those not coming from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq, leaving thousands desperately seeking a better life in the continent stranded at Balkan border crossings. The overnight decision triggered the domino effect that both asylum-seekers and European … Continue reading