Aug 21, 2016

WWII veteran, 93, finishes run across America

After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America. The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego. Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded ...

Aug 14, 2016

Hunt for Nazi 'gold train' resumes in Poland

Treasure hunters have relaunched their search for a lost Nazi gold train allegedly loaded with loot and buried in southwestern Poland, despite there being no scientific evidence it exists. “The train isn’t a needle in a haystack, if it’s there, we’ll find it,” project ...

Putin replaces chief of staff with expert on Japan

Aug 13, 2016

Putin replaces chief of staff with expert on Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday removed Sergei Ivanov, one of his closest aides, as chief of staff and announced the appointment of Anton Vaino, Ivanov’s deputy and an expert on Japan affairs, as his successor. Ivanov, 63, was effectively sacked, although it was ...

Government issues safety advisory in China as tensions rise

Aug 12, 2016

Government issues safety advisory in China as tensions rise

The Japanese Embassy in Beijing is urging Japanese citizens to pay more attention to safety there as sensitive anniversaries and territorial tensions might exacerbate anti-Japanese sentiment. The embassy notice cites the Aug. 15 anniversary of the end of World War II on Monday and ...