Poland

Germany asks for forgiveness as leaders mark 80 years since WWII

US and European politicians draw different conclusions at ceremony in Poland marking 80 years since beginning of WWII.

Germany asks for forgiveness as leaders mark 80 years since WWII

World War

'Thank you': May, Macron pay tribute to D-Day veterans

World leaders, former troops and civilians gather in France to mark 75th anniversary of June 1944 operation.

'Thank you': D-Day veterans commemorated on 75th anniversary

World War

In Pictures: The D-Day landings

The D-Day landings turned the tide of the Second World War and marked the beginning of the end of the conflict.

In Pictures: The D-Day landings

People & Power

The Forgotten Heroes of Empire

People & Power investigates the UK's scandalous neglect of its colonial-era African soldiers.

Japan

Japan demands apology from South Korea over remarks on emperor

Tokyo lodges complaint with Seoul after national assembly speaker calls emperor 'son of main culprit in war crimes'.

Japan demands apology from South Korea over remarks on emperor

France

Macron urges world leaders to 'fight for peace' on WWI centenary

French president tells leaders on Armistice Day to 'build our hopes rather than playing our fears against each other'.

Macron urges world leaders to 'fight for peace' on WWI centenary

Europe

Remembering sacrifice: France honours African WWI troops

A century on, France finally recognises the sacrifices made by the tens of thousands of African and Asian soldiers in world war one.

Europe

Ex-Nazi guard, now 94, goes on trial in Germany

The 94-year-old's trial marks a new attempt in Germany's race against time to prosecute surviving Nazis.

Ex-Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial in Germany

South Korea

South Korean court orders Japanese firm to compensate WWII slaves

Landmark ruling will have a serious economic and political impact on Japanese-South Korean ties, analysts say.

South Korean court orders Japanese firm to compensate WWII slaves

US & Canada

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

Jakiw Palij, who was living in Queens, New York, was a guard at Trawniki concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

US deports former Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij, 95, to Germany

Witness

The Apology: Stories of Asia's 'Comfort Women'

Women forced into sexual slavery during World War II fight for justice and struggle to make peace with the past.

Asia

Sri Lanka 'on the brink' amid fresh anti-Muslim violence

Mob attacks in Kandy are targeted and well planned, witnesses say, as fears grow over threats to Sri Lanka's stability.

South Korea

S Korea's Moon says Japan sex slave issue 'not settled'

President Moon slams Japan's insistence that issue of sexual slavery during World War II occupation has been settled.

Sex slave issue: South Korea's Moon criticises Japan

Germany

60,000 Germans evacuated to defuse massive WWII bomb

Bomb-disposal team disarms 1.8-tonne 'blockbuster' bomb as tens of thousands in Frankfurt ordered away from homes.

60,000 Germans evacuated to defuse massive WWII bomb

Germany

Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs

About 21,000 left Koblenz where first bomb was defused as 60,000 are preparing to leave Frankfurt for the bigger one.

Experts defuse one of two WWII bombs found in Germany