Helmut Schmidt, steadfast ex-West German leader, dead at 96

World / Politics Nov 11, 2015

Helmut Schmidt, steadfast ex-West German leader, dead at 96

Helmut Schmidt, the chancellor who guided West Germany through economic turbulence and Cold War tensions, stood firm against a wave of homegrown terrorism and became a respected elder statesman, died Tuesday. He was 96. Schmidt died at his house in Hamburg, according to German weekly ...

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

National / History Aug 22, 2015

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

by Masami Ito

Japan's surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, marked the end of the most devastating global conflict in history. While millions around Asia put down their weapons, Emperor Hirohito's broadcast on the radio failed to end the hostilities for some 600,000 Japanese military personnel and civilians in ...