World War II

EU-Africa summit seeks jobs, stability for exploding population

EU-Africa summit seeks jobs, stability for exploding population

More than 80 African and European leaders will gather in the Ivory Coast today to promote jobs and stability for Africa's exploding population, with some calling for a new "Marshall Plan."

Nov 29, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

Japan's Abe vows to bolster defense amid North Korea threat

He promised concrete action to respond to what he called "escalating provocations" by North Korea.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
Donald Trump passes tricky protocol test with Japanese emperor

Donald Trump passes tricky protocol test with Japanese emperor

To bow or not to bow: That was the question when US President Donald Trump held a closely watched meet-and-greet with the Japanese emperor laden with potential protocol pitfalls.

Nov 06, 2017, 08:38 AM IST
Russia likens US coalition bombing of Raqa to WWII Dresden

Russia likens US coalition bombing of Raqa to WWII Dresden

Russia on Sunday accused the US-led coalition in Syria of having flattened Raqa with a Dresden-like bombing campaign and masking the destruction with a rush of humanitarian aid.

Oct 22, 2017, 14:47 PM IST

Did US intelligence agency try to protect Mahatma Gandhi: PIL raises question in SC

Did OSS try to protect Mahatma Gandhi - This question has been raised before the Supreme Court.

Oct 01, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Remarks by President Donald Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Remarks by President Donald Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. 

Sep 20, 2017, 06:53 AM IST

70,000 evacuated in Frankfurt to defuse World War II bomb

The bomb, which was dropped by the British during Allied bombing campaigns, is an aerial mine HC 4000, weighing 1.4 tonnes, reports Efe news.

Sep 03, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs

Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs

Around 21,000 people had to leave the area in Koblenz as the 500-kilogramme bomb was successfully defused, before the fire brigade allowed residents to return to their homes.

Sep 03, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Wreckage of US warship found after 70 years

The Indianapolis sank in 12 minutes, making it impossible for it to send a distress signal or deploy life-saving equipment, CNN quoted. 

 

Aug 20, 2017, 15:15 PM IST

Nagasaki commemorates 72nd anniversary of Atomic bombing

The Japanese city Nagasaki on Wednesday marked the 72nd anniversary of the US atomic bombing during World War II, with Mayor Tomihisa Taue insisting that Tokyo joins a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

Aug 09, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Remains of Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago, recovered in Alps glacier

Remains of Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago, recovered in Alps glacier

The couple were heading to to feed their cows in a field near the village of Chandolin in Switzerland.

Jul 19, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Jul 11, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

Five things to know about the Japanese royals

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko journey to sites of natural disasters to console victims, most notably after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Jun 09, 2017, 09:15 AM IST

Japan parliament passes controversial anti-terror bill

Japan's lower house of parliament passed a controversial bill to crack down on people planning crime.

May 23, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

Japan`s Shinzo Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Apr 25, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Australia, Indonesia making joint effort to protect WW2 wreck

Australia and Indonesia are sending divers to inspect the wreck of a warship torpedoed off the coast of Java during World War Two next month to determine how best to protect the site from looters who have stripped numerous other WW2 wrecks. 

Feb 14, 2017, 13:57 PM IST

Greece evacuates 75,000 people to defuse WWII bomb

A massive evacuation has begun in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki so experts can defuse a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb.

Feb 12, 2017, 15:02 PM IST
70,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse WWII bomb

70,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse WWII bomb

The bomb, containing nearly 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of explosives, was unearthed in the northern city during road works last week.

Feb 11, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges South Korea to remove 'comfort woman' statue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on South Korea to remove a statue of a "comfort woman" which has reignited a diplomatic row over Tokyo's wartime sex slavery.

Jan 08, 2017, 15:42 PM IST