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

United States

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

Warship that delivered key components for atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was torpedoed in 1945, killing 900 sailors.

Europe

50,000 evacuate German city over unexploded WWII bombs

Authorities in Hanover defuse two bombs, while a third requires special equipment to be neutralised.

50,000 evacuate German city over unexploded WWII bombs

Reporter's Notebook

Killing John F Kennedy and the prospect of peace

35th American president was gunned down 53 years ago on Tuesday, ending what some say were plans to finish the Cold War.

Killing John F Kennedy and the prospect of peace

Greece

100 years on: The sinking of the HMS Britannic

Sunken giant at the bottom of the Aegean: The Britannic, a diver's paradise, provides clues to mysteries of the Titanic.

The Britannic and the Titanic: A story of two ships