China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed

Jan 17, 2017

China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed

China’s military said Tuesday that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and the port city of Tianjin, have been destroyed in a four-year disposal process. Japan and China have been working together on the biggest chemical ...

U.S. company recalls boots that leave swastika imprints

Jan 14, 2017

U.S. company recalls boots that leave swastika imprints

A California company that sells footwear has recalled a model of military-style boots after a customer pointed out that the soles leave swastika imprints. Conal International Trading Inc. pulled the Polar Fox boots and issued an apology after a Reddit user on Monday posted ...

Nagasaki mayor receives paper cranes, letters from Obama

Jan 7, 2017

Nagasaki mayor receives paper cranes, letters from Obama

The Nagasaki Municipal Government said Friday that Mayor Tomihisa Taue met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and received two paper cranes folded by President Barack Obama and two letters from the outgoing American leader. Taue met with Kennedy at the U.S. Embassy ...

Annotated version of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' a hit in Germany

Jan 4, 2017

Annotated version of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' a hit in Germany

An annotated edition of “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler’s notorious manifesto, has become a non-fiction best-seller in Germany. The publisher said Tuesday that a sixth print run will go on sale later this month. Some 85,000 copies of the book have been sold since it ...

This pretty penny could cost you a pretty penny

Jan 4, 2017

This pretty penny could cost you a pretty penny

ort Lauderdale Florida Faced with a copper shortage at the beginning of World War II, the U.S. Mint authorized experiments to make pennies from other metals, plastic and rubber. A Tennessee company made some from glass and failed so spectacularly that only one known ...