Canada remembers soldier killed in attack

Oct 24, 2014

Canada remembers soldier killed in attack

Canadians mourned the army reservist killed in a terrorist attack on Parliament Hill, with friends remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as a devoted father so ready to make people smile that he was once known as the class clown. Flags were flown at half-staff Thursday ...

Gunman killed after shooting in Canadian Parliament; Harper safe

Oct 23, 2014

Gunman killed after shooting in Canadian Parliament; Harper safe

At least one gunman entered the Canadian Parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but Parliament was locked down. Eyewitnesses ...

'One Piece' manga exhibit to open in Seoul

Jul 25, 2014

'One Piece' manga exhibit to open in Seoul

An exhibition of the popular Japanese manga series “One Piece” will open Saturday at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul following a court ruling that found the government-run facility had no cause to rescind a contract for the show, organizers said Friday. The ...

Apr 17, 2014

Abe rejects idea of replacing Yasukuni Shrine

Despite growing tensions generated by his controversial visit last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday dismissed the idea of building a new memorial to replace war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, saying the Shinto facility is too well known as a venue for mourning. ...

No debate on state-run war memorial idea

Dec 30, 2013

No debate on state-run war memorial idea

Debates on a new state-run war memorial center proposed by some ruling bloc and opposition lawmakers are unlikely to get very far in the foreseeable future because caution remains strong in the Liberal Democratic Party-led government. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s surprise visit to war-related ...