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.

South Korea envoy meets North Korea ceremonial head of state: Report

A South Korean envoy attending Russia`s World War II anniversary ceremony briefly met with North Korea`s ceremonial head of state in a rare high-level encounter between two Koreas, a report said Sunday.

Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles
Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

Tanks and troops paraded across Moscow`s Red Square on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, an event boycotted by Western leaders over Russia`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

Europe marks WWII victory under shadow of new threats
Europe marks WWII victory under shadow of new threats

Europe held sombre ceremonies to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany on Friday as leaders warned of modern day threats such as the war in Ukraine and Islamic extremism.

Nazi camp website hacked with child porn on anniversary

 The website of one the Nazis` biggest former concentration camps was hacked with images of child pornography on Friday, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, officials said.

Putin meets China`s Xi as leaders head to Moscow for WWII parade

China`s Xi Jinping flew into Moscow on Friday as some two dozen world leaders headed to Russia for a grandiose World War II victory parade that has been snubbed by the West.

Flemish nationalist leader disowns WWII Nazi collaboration

 Right-wing Flanders leader Bart De Wever has disowned Flemish nationalist collaboration with the Nazis in World War II, still a hugely sensitive issue in a sharply divided Belgium.

An honour to join Victory Day celebrations in Russia: President Pranab

As he leaves for Russia on a five-day state visit, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday that it will be an honour to be part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of World War II in Moscow.

Poland recalls dark side of WWII victory

Poland on Thursday marks 70 years since the end of World War II, with an emphasis on the dark side of history: that victory over Nazi Germany triggered 45 years of Soviet domination.

Family, politics shape Putin`s view of WWII anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin grew up with tales of how his father battled the Nazis as a Red Army soldier and his mother lived through the punishing siege of Leningrad. 

Germany`s post-WWII `occupation children` speak out

Many faced social stigma and were long kept in the dark about their true parental origins, with birth certificates that usually said "father unknown".

Russians embrace Kremlin-backed WW II ribbon

Millions of Russians will on May 9 don black-and-orange striped ribbons to mark Soviet victory in World War II, but critics accuse the Kremlin of using them to link wartime glory to current policies.

Ten key dates in World War II

World War II in Europe ended 70 years ago on May 8, 1945, more than five years after fighting erupted with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939.