Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Jan 14, 2015

Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend ceremonies in Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman said on Tuesday. A trip to Poland “is not on the Russian president’s agenda,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP, without ...

Suicide bomber at Yemen Shiite ceremony kills at least 24

Jan 1, 2015

Suicide bomber at Yemen Shiite ceremony kills at least 24

A suicide bomber attacked a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Shiite rebels commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 24 people and wounding 48 in a country plagued by militants, authorities said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on a ...

Physics trio collect Nobel prize at gala

Dec 11, 2014

Physics trio collect Nobel prize at gala

The three Japan-born physicists who won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for inventing energy-efficient blue light-emitting diodes received their prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday. The three are Shuji Nakamura, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who was ...

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Dec 8, 2014

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Veterans who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that launched the United States into World War II, attended Sunday’s 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World ...

Feb 22, 2014

VIP attends Takeshima ceremony

A senior government official attended a ceremony Saturday commemorating the “incorporation” of two tiny islets at the center of a territorial dispute with South Korea. Yoshitami Kameoka, parliamentary secretary with the Cabinet Office, represented the government at the Takeshima Day ceremony, which is named ...

Tokyo Disneyland officially turns 30

Apr 16, 2013

Tokyo Disneyland officially turns 30

Thousands of fans packed Tokyo Disneyland on Monday to celebrate its 30 years in business. Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and dozens of other familiar faces from the annals of Disney history paraded through the 51-hectare park, cheered on by 15,000 people who had ...