China unveils logo for World War II commemoration
China unveils logo for World War II commemoration

 The Chinese government on Monday unveiled a logo to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the second World War.

Britain`s frontline WWII tunnels rediscovered

 A hidden tunnel complex that formed Britain`s first line of defence in World War II opened to the public this week after six decades buried as a forgotten time capsule.

Japan`s Mitsubishi apologizes to US prisoners of war
Japan`s Mitsubishi apologizes to US prisoners of war

Japan`s Mitsubishi Materials made a landmark apology Sunday to US prisoners of war forced to work in its mines during World War II, seven decades after the conflict.

China warns Japan against `crippling regional peace`

 China on Thursday urged Tokyo to avoid "crippling regional peace and security", after the lower house of Japan`s parliament passed bills that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time since World War II.

Japan lawmakers pass security bills despite public anger
Japan lawmakers pass security bills despite public anger

 Controversial security bills that opponents say will undermine 70 years of pacifism and could see Japanese troops fighting abroad for the first time since World War II passed through the powerful lower house of parliament Thursday.

Japan firm to apologise to US POWs over wartime forced labour
Japan firm to apologise to US POWs over wartime forced labour

Japan`s Mitsubishi Materials said Wednesday that it would offer a landmark apology to US prisoners of war forced to work for the industrial giant during World War II, seven decades after the conflict ended.

Japanese envoy to visit China ahead of possible summit: Reports

Japan's top security diplomat could visit China as early as this week ahead of a possible visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to repair strained ties between the neighbours, local media said today.

Twenty years on, Srebrenica survivor remembers hours in hell
Twenty years on, Srebrenica survivor remembers hours in hell

If you glanced at him, you would not know what the energetic old man had been through. But 20 years on from the Srebrenica massacre, his narrow, wrinkled face is still marked by fear.

Bodies of WWII US Marines recovered in Pacific
Bodies of WWII US Marines recovered in Pacific

 The bodies of 36 US Marines have been found on a remote Pacific island more than 70 years after they died in a bloody World War II battle, a member of the recovery team said.

Telegram sent to Hitler by his deputy may fetch 15,000 pounds
Telegram sent to Hitler by his deputy may fetch 15,000 pounds

 The infamous telegram which Hitler's deputy sent to the German dictator, asking him if he could take over the Nazi party in last days of the World War II, is expected to fetch 15,000 pounds at an auction.

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.