China, South Korea lash out at Japan diplomacy paper

Apr 5, 2014

China, South Korea lash out at Japan diplomacy paper

China and South Korea on Friday lashed out at a Japanese foreign relations report that stood firm on territorial claims that have put Tokyo on a collision course with its Asian neighbors. An angry South Korea summoned Japan’s ambassador in response to the annual ...

'Great Escape' memories still vivid for survivor

Mar 27, 2014

'Great Escape' memories still vivid for survivor

Australian Paul Royle, one of only two men alive from the daring World War II “Great Escape,” says he still has vivid memories of the audacious prison break on its 70th anniversary. Royle, 100, was one of 76 men who tunneled out of Nazi ...

Germans finally start poking fun at the Fuhrer

Mar 23, 2014

Germans finally start poking fun at the Fuhrer

by Philip Oltermann

If Hitler were alive today, would he become a standup comic? Incredible though that may sound to anyone who lived through World War II, that is the scenario sketched out in “Look Who’s Back,” a satirical novel by Timur Vermes, which topped the best-seller ...

Man known as kissing sailor in WWII photo dies

Mar 15, 2014

Man known as kissing sailor in WWII photo dies

Glenn McDuffie, who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in New York’s Times Square in a famous World War II photo taken by a Life magazine photographer, has died at age 86. McDuffie died March 9 in a nursing ...

Chinese court rejects damages suit over forced wartime labor

Mar 8, 2014

Chinese court rejects damages suit over forced wartime labor

A regional court in northeastern China has rejected a lawsuit filed against the Japanese government and two Japanese companies by a group of Chinese demanding damages for forced labor during World War II, an informed source said Friday. The group of 12, comprising former ...

Seoul chides Japan over plan to review 'comfort women' apology

Mar 1, 2014

Seoul chides Japan over plan to review 'comfort women' apology

South Korea on Friday hit back at Japan over its plan to consider revising a landmark apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, accusing Tokyo of “insincerity,” a report said. Japan announced Monday that it will re-examine evidence given by “comfort women” — ...