Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble facing past

TOKYO (AP) — A journalist close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that South Korean women who were sent into Japanese WWII military brothels were not sex slaves, accusing a liberal-le...

Japanese PM Abe lays wreath in Australia city bombed in WWII

SYDNEY (AP) — Shinzo Abe has become the first prime minister of Japan to visit Darwin since the northern Australian city was bombed by Japanese forces in World War II. He arrived for...

WWII pilot's remains coming home, set for Arlington burial

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II are coming home. The Defense Department's POW...

Norway honors US woman who tended to WWII sailors' graves

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Norwegian government has awarded an American woman a commemorative medal for her work caring for the graves of Norwegian sailors who died during World War II while in ups...

The Latest: Suspect in fatal Kansas hoax call pleads guilty

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a California man accused of making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man (all times local): 4 p.m. A Californ...

K-pop boy band BTS show canceled on Japanese TV for T-shirt mocking A-Bomb victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A performance by BTS, the world's biggest K-pop band, was canceled on Japanese TV last week, after images of one of its members wearing an inflammatory T-shirt seeming...

Merkel visiting Poland amid calls for WWII reparations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Warsaw amid calls by Polish officials that Germany pay Poland billions of dollars for damage inflicted by the Nazis during World War I...

Remains of 7 UK WWII military buried at cemetery in Albania

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — It was Sgt. John Thompson's ring that enabled searchers to locate his remains and those of six other British military personnel from a plane that crashed in Albania during World...

Norway hero behind WWII sabotage of Nazi plant dies at 99

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's prime minister says World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed the four-man team that blew up a plant producing heavy water which Nazi Germany could have ...

Ukrainian nationalists honor WWII-era paramilitary group

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 10,000 people have marched through the capital of Ukraine in an annual nationalist commemoration of the formation of the World War II-era Ukrainian Insurgent Army. ...

Polish leader honors WWII diplomat who tried to help Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president and descendants of Holocaust survivors have held a graveside ceremony to honor a Polish diplomat in Switzerland who helped Jews escape Poland during World War ...

Submarine search ends for WWII remains in Italy's Lake Garda

MILAN (AP) — An underwater search expedition in Italy has come up empty-handed after a small submarine scoured the bottom of Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake, to look for any remains of the 24 U.S. so...

WWII remains buried 74 years after 'Bridge Too Far' battle

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army paratrooper killed in World War II have been returned to his Pennsylvania hometown, 74 years after he died in the battle chronicled in the 1977 film "A ...

Prague's fabled astronomical clock returns in former beauty

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague's fabled astronomical clock is returning to the Czech capital's picturesque Old Town Square after a complex repair operation restored the medieval landmark to its former glory. ...

WWII codebreaker buried in Nebraska with UK military honors

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 92-year-old woman has been buried in Nebraska with British military honors for a secret that she held for decades: her World War II service as a codebreaker of German intelligence...