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Russian ambassador backtracks on Poland`s `co-responsibility` for WWII

 Russia`s ambassador to Poland on Monday backtracked on controversial weekend comments suggesting Warsaw was partly to blame for World War II that sparked outcry.

DNA: China holds military parade, announces 3 lakh troop cut

President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders.

Japan `disappointed` by Chinese leader`s WWII speech

Japan said Thursday it was "disappointed" there were no signs of rapprochement in Chinese President Xi Jinping`s speech to mark the 70th anniversary of Tokyo`s WWII defeat, as Beijing showed off its growing might with a huge military parade.

40 migrants die off Italy as Europe faces `worst crisis since WWII`

 At least 40 migrants died in the hold of a boat off Italy Saturday as the EU struggled to cope with "the worst refugee crisis since World War II", with thousands making dangerous crossings to reach Italy and Greece.

South Korea President says Abe WWII speech left `much to be desired`

South Korea President says Abe WWII speech left `much to be desired`

 South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Saturday that a speech by Japan`s prime minister expressing deep remorse for his country`s actions in World War II had fallen short of Seoul`s expectations.

Japan PM express WWII remorse, but says next generation need not apologise

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed deep remorse on Friday over World War II and said previous national apologies were unshakeable, but emphasised future generations should not have to keep saying sorry.

Japan PM apologetic over WWII, but says next generation not obliged

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed deep remorse Friday over World War II and said previous national apologies were unshakeable, but emphasised future generations should not have to keep saying sorry.

Mitsubishi to compensate forced Chinese labourers in WWII

Mitsubishi Materials plans to apologise and pay a hefty compensation of over USD 16,000 to over 3,700 Chinese victims of forced labour during the WWII, becoming the first Japanese company to express regret over exploitation of such workers.

Japan PM's WWII remarks likely to reflect view "comfort women" rights violated

Japan PM's WWII remarks likely to reflect view "comfort women" rights violated

Prime Minister Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s planned statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two will likely reflect his view that Japan`s "comfort women" system of wartime military brothels violated the women`s human rights, the policy chief of his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said on Wednesday.

Germany drops war crimes case against former SS soldier due to dementia

Germany will not prosecute a former Nazi SS soldier who allegedly helped kill more than 300 people in Italy during World War Two because he has dementia and is unfit to stand trial, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Wiesenthal Centre urges Croatia to end pensions to WWII Nazi allies

 The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday urged Croatia to stop paying pensions to people who served in the country`s World War II Nazi-allied armed forces, labelling the policy an insult to their victims.

Putin, Merkel to pay respects to WWII dead

 Vladimir Putin was due Sunday to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will commemorate the memory of Soviet soldiers killed in WWII after she stayed away from Russia`s military parade.

Putin hosts huge WWII victory parade amid Western snub

Putin hosts huge WWII victory parade amid Western snub

Russia on Saturday staged a huge military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in a conspicuous show of military might amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine.

French FM to visit Moscow for WWII victory celebrations

 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would go to Russia for Saturday`s celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany which is being boycotted by most Western countries.

Germany honours anti-Nazi Warsaw Uprising fighters

Germany on Thursday awarded its highest honour for the first time to Poles who fought the occupying Nazis in the ill-fated Warsaw Uprising of 1944, one of World War II`s bloodiest episodes.

Mysterious closure of Russian museum before WWII photo show

A Russian museum that was due to host an exhibition of World War II images by photographic greats such as Robert Capa has unexpectedly closed just before the show was due to open, reportedly on Moscow's orders.

Bodies of Japan WWII soldiers found in Palau cave

The bodies of six soldiers, believed to be Japanese troops who fought in World War II, have been found in a reopened cave in the Pacific nation of Palau, a report said on Wednesday.

Huge unexploded WWII bomb found in London

 Builders uncovered a huge unexploded German World War II bomb in London on Monday, prompting the evacuation of two schools and hundreds of homes.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: British author on WWII's most audacious act

It seems like an Alistair Maclean novel - an enemy general is kidnapped from near his headquarters, spirited through nearly two dozen checkpoints, kept hidden from search for nearly two weeks and is successfully taken out of the territory. But it really happened in World War II, and two junior, amateur British officers - who had conceived the plan in a Cairo nightclub - carried off the German commander of the Greek island of Crete with support of the partisans.

South Korea blasts Abe message to war criminals service

South Korea slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday for sending a message of support earlier this year to a memorial service dedicated to World War II war criminals.