World War II

PM Mark Rutte offers Netherlands' first apology for WWII persecution of Jews

Only 38,000 of the 140,000 Jews who lived in the Netherlands survived World War II, but no government apology had been offered for the role the authorities played.

Jan 27, 2020, 08:16 AM IST

Here's why filmmaker Taika Waititi is playing Adolf Hitler in 'Jojo Rabbit'

During the film`s premiere at American Legion Post 43 on Tuesday night, Waititi explained why despite other actors being on his wish list to play the role, he took on the part himself.

Oct 18, 2019, 15:12 PM IST

Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of World War II atomic bombing

A moment of silence was observed at 8.15 a.m., the exact time on August 6, 1945, when a uranium-core atomic bomb named "Little Boy" dropped by a US bomber exploded above Hiroshima killing an estimated 140,000 people by the end of that year.

Aug 06, 2019, 14:19 PM IST

'Thank You' - Queen Elizabeth and world leaders pay tribute D-Day veterans

Sixteen countries attended the commemorations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States.


Jun 05, 2019, 19:47 PM IST

Indian Army patrol team discovers wreckage of World War II US aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh's Roing

The patrol moved cross-country for 30 km in thick jungles and snow covered areas for eight days to trace out the wreckage.

Apr 04, 2019, 13:50 PM IST

5W1H: Day 2 of Kulbhushan Jadhav case hearing at International Court of Justice

The hearings on Kulbhushan Jadhav case started from Monday which saw both India and Pakistan presenting their arguments before the top UN court, which was set up after World War II to resolve international disputes. Watch this video to know more.

Feb 19, 2019, 17:04 PM IST

French WWII hero Georges Loinger, who saved hundreds of Jewish children, dies aged 108

Born in Strasbourg to a Jewish family in 1910, Loingner was a talented athlete.

Dec 31, 2018, 16:18 PM IST

Germany agrees to compensate those who fled Nazis as children

Germany recently agreed to a one-time compensation to all those who fled the Nazis as children during the late 1930s and the 1940s.

Dec 17, 2018, 17:34 PM IST

Radhika Apte is magical: Stana Katic

"Castle" star Stana Katic, who will be seen sharing screen space with Radhika Apte in a World War II spy drama, says the Indian actress is magical.

Dec 09, 2018, 14:27 PM IST

World War 2 bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Trains, trams, buses and even some flights at the city`s Tegel airport will be halted when a police bomb squad starts defusing the British 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) bomb unearthed on a building site.

Apr 20, 2018, 08:43 AM IST

Acquired from scrap, restored Dakota to join IAF fleet in March

A fully-refurbished World War II-era Dakota is all set to be flown to India next month, to become a proud possession of the IAF. The plane, which underwent a six-year-long restoration in the UK, will join the vintage fleet at the Hindon Air Base in Uttar Pradesh.

Feb 13, 2018, 17:48 PM IST

London airport to reopen after WWII bomb removed

  London City Airport was due to reopen today after the removal of a World War II bomb which had been discovered close to the runway.

Feb 13, 2018, 09:44 AM IST

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

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 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

  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

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