German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid

Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in northern Germany, prosecutors said on Friday.

EU leaders `unlikely` to attend China military parade: Ambassador

China`s huge military parade to mark the World War II victory over Japan risks stirring resentment, the European Union`s ambassador to Beijing said on Friday, adding it was "unlikely" top EU institution leaders would attend.

Remains of soldiers killed in WW II found in Russian World Cup stadium
Remains of soldiers killed in WW II found in Russian World Cup stadium

A bunker with the remains of Soviet soldiers killed in World War II has been found in Volgograd -- formerly Stalingrad -- during the construction of a stadium to host matches of the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

Queen makes first visit to ex-Nazi concentration camp

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made her first trip to a former Nazi concentration camp on Friday, visiting Bergen-Belsen just over 70 years after it was liberated by British forces, on the final day of her state visit to Germany.

Russia, Mongolia to march in China parade to mark end of WW2

Troops from Russia and Mongolia will march together with Chinese forces in a parade in Beijing in September to commemorate the end of World War Two, the government and state media said on Thursday, confirming the first two foreign participants.

South Korea 'comfort women' seek USD 20 mln lawsuit in US

South Korea's ageing victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery said today they would file a USD 20 million lawsuit next month at a US court to seek financial compensation from Tokyo.

'Great Powers' failed to act when Jews were taken to Auschwitz: Pope

 Pope Francis on Sunday denounced what he calls the "great powers" of the world for failing to act when there was intelligence indicating Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during World War II.

Not friends yet: Japan, S Korea mark 50-year treaty

 Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea are holding a rare meeting on Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary since their countries normalised relations marred by Japan's colonisation and World War II conquest.

Marion Cotillard may hop aboard Brad Pitt starrer WWII flick
Marion Cotillard may hop aboard Brad Pitt starrer WWII flick

 Marion Cotillard is in talks to hop aboard Brad Pitt starrer untitled World War II flick.

French port closed as demining team destroys wartime bombs

Access to the port of Calais in northern France was closed on Sunday as demining teams prepared to defuse several World War II bombs discovered during construction work.

Japan emperor`s WWII `remorse` a prod to Abe: Commentator

 Japan`s Emperor Akihito has told Philippine President Benigno Aquino his country feels "remorse" for its actions during World War II, in what one commentator said was a prod to nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Wing Commander Jumbo Majumdar's medals to be soon brought to India: IAF

World War II veteran Wing Commander Karun Krishna `Jumbo` Majumdar`s Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and bar will soon return to India, an officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which has bought the medals from a Britain-based auction house, said on Monday.

China takes exception to Abe's wife visit to Yasukuni Shrine

China on Friday took umbrage over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife visiting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, a memorial for Japanese soldiers killed in World War-II, including convicted war criminals.

Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`
Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`

 Tokyo city`s top official has compared the government to the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II after being asked to pay over $400 million towards the cost of the 2020 Olympic stadium, local media reported on Monday.

Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`
Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`

 Tokyo city`s top official has compared the government to the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II after being asked to pay over $400 million towards the cost of the 2020 Olympic stadium, local media reported on Monday.

Japan dove Murayama urges hawk Abe to follow war apology

The architect of a landmark Japanese apology for World War II crimes on Monday urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to follow his lead on the 70th anniversary of the end of hostilities.

China declares holiday to mark Japan surrender

 China is making the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War II a public holiday, the government said Wednesday, as Beijing prepares a massive military parade to mark the occasion.

94-year-old US man graduates from college after 75 years

Age no bar! A 94-year-old US man will finally graduate from college this month after working on his degree on and off for more than 75 years.

Indian woman seeks Modi's help to trace her Chinese sister

Ahead of his visit to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a request from a lady in Chennai seeking his help to trace her Chinese step sister, a lone survivor of her father's family in the World War II.

South Korean envoy meets North Korean ceremonial head of state

South Korea said Sunday its envoy attending Russia`s World War II anniversary ceremony briefly met North Korea`s ceremonial head of state, a rare high-level encounter between the rival states.