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Here's How Much Greece Wants in WWII Reparations

Only a measly $303B from Germany

(Newser) - Greece says it's about time Germany opens its checkbook and pays $303 billion in reparation money stemming from the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. Greece's deputy finance minister says the sum, put forth by the General Accounting Office, accounts for war reparations, the repayment of... More »

News Flash: WWI Ends Tomorrow

Germany to pay final installment of war reparations

(Newser) - Ninety-two years after the end of combat, World War I comes to an end of sorts tomorrow when Germany pays off the final installment of its war reparations. The payment of about $94 million in interest on foreign bonds will complete Germany's obligations under the Treaty of Versailles, reports Der ... More »

North Korea: US Owes Us $65T

...for being so mean to us for the past 60 years

(Newser) - With the 60th anniversary of the Korean War fast approaching, cash-strapped North Korea is demanding that the US pay it nearly $65 trillion to repay it for the damage caused by those decades of hostility, the AFP reports. According to the regime's inscrutable math, the US owes $26.5 trillion... More »

Holocaust Victims Sue Hungarian Railroad

Survivors, heirs seek $240 million for stolen property

(Newser) - Hungarian survivors of the Holocaust and the heirs of those killed are suing the state railroad for complicity in the Nazi genocide. The suit, which seeks class-action status, seeks $240 million for the theft of the victims' property and $1 billion in punitive damages. It's being filed by a Northwestern... More »

Korean Hiroshima Survivors Want $$$—from Japan

(Newser) - Hapcheon residents think they live in the unluckiest town in earth. When Japan occupied the tiny South Korean farming community during World War II, it sent locals to work in munitions factories—in Hiroshima. Thousands of Hapcheon residents died instantly when the bomb dropped. The rest were shunned when they... More »

Court Scraps Agent Orange Suit

Judge says chemical was used as a defoliant, not a weapon

(Newser) - Vietnamese plaintiffs who say Agent Orange caused them serious health problems ran into a judicial dead end today. A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a civil lawsuit over use of the defoliant in the Vietnam War. The suit claimed that Dow Chemical and other companies violated a ban... More »

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