Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Jun 6, 2014

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. World leaders and dignitaries including President ...

Memorial to 'comfort women' unveiled near Washington D.C.

May 31, 2014

Memorial to 'comfort women' unveiled near Washington D.C.

A monument was unveiled in Virginia on Friday to commemorate the thousands of women who were forced to provide sex for Imperial Japanese soldiers in military brothels during the war. Japan euphemistically refers to the women as the “ianfu,” or “comfort women.” Similar memorials ...

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 ...