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War veteran’s poems published by Algoma professor

Toronto - A collection of poems penned by a U.S. war veteran have been selected and published by a professor of literature. The poems provide a vivid and moving account of conflict.

Catalonia starts DNA project to ID Spain war victims

Barcelona - Spain's Catalonia region said Wednesday it had launched the country's first public DNA profiling project to try to identify some of the 114,000 people who disappeared during the nation's civil war and subsequent dictatorship.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Vietnam allows cancelled battle commemoration: Australia

Sydney - Vietnam will allow an Australian war commemoration to go ahead on the site of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday's 50th anniversary, reversing an earlier ban, a minister said.

Japan, S. Korea strike conciliatory note on war anniversary

Toukyo - Tokyo and Seoul struck a conciliatory note Monday on the anniversary of the end of World War II, with South Korea's president calling for a "future-oriented" relationship and Japan's prime minister denouncing the "horrors of war".

Nagasaki marks 71st atomic bombing anniversary

Toukyo - The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Tuesday marked 71 years since its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor lauding a visit by US President Barack Obama to Hiroshima earlier this year.

Spain under bombs: 'Testing ground' for WWII

Benasal - Teenager Angel Bertran had just gone out to work in fields of hazelnut trees when Spain's civil war burst into his small town with the arrival of Nazi bomber planes.It was May 25, 1938.

El Salvador throws out civil war amnesty law

Sansalvador - The Supreme Court in El Salvador has declared unconstitutional an amnesty law that protected perpetrators of crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war.

80 years ago, Spain plunged into civil war

Madrid - Eighty years ago, civil war broke out in Spain, a painful, bloody wound that has yet to heal.A dark prelude to World War II, the conflict unleashed passions around the world for close to three years and led to a decades-long dictatorship.

From Guernica to slavery, Spanish vet recalls war horrors

Bilbao - Luis Ortiz Alfau was 19 and working at a food warehouse when Spain's civil war began in 1936, as general Francisco Franco led an uprising against a democratically elected Republican government.

UK press condemn Blair' 'arrogance' over Iraq war

London - Tony Blair pleaded with his critics to stop questioning his intentions over Britain's disastrous war in Iraq, after a blistering verdict by the Chilcot inquiry -- but commentators Thursday showed scant sympathy.

Condemned over Iraq, Blair fights for his reputation

London - At times close to tears, former prime minister Tony Blair faced the world's media Wednesday to defend his place in history after the damning findings of Britain's inquiry into the Iraq war.

For Iraqis, British war inquiry changes little

Baghdad - For Iraqis, a British war inquiry criticising former premier Tony Blair means little as, whoever is to blame, they are still suffering the devastating consequences of the 2003 US-led invasion.

Blair voices 'sorrow, regret and apology' after Iraq war report

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair voiced "sorrow, regret and apology" after a damning report on the Iraq war Wednesday, but said he did not mislead parliament and did not regret toppling Saddam Hussein.

Rage against Blair as families mourn Iraq war dead

London - As protesters outside bayed for Tony Blair's prosecution, inside the building where John Chilcot delivered his damming Iraq War Inquiry report the father of a dead serviceman delivered his own verdict: "My son died in vain".

Key conclusions from Britain's Iraq war inquiry

London - Britain's Iraq War Inquiry report on Wednesday heavily criticised intelligence, military and political leadership under then prime minister Tony Blair in the run-up to the 2003 invasion and during the conflict.

Blair says he acted in UK's 'best interests' in Iraq war

London - Former prime minister Tony Blair insisted Wednesday he had acted in Britain's "best interests" after the Chilcot inquiry delivered a damning verdict into his handling of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Tony Blair: Leader who could never get past Iraq

London - Tony Blair was one of Britain's most successful prime ministers but his support for the 2003 war in Iraq has overshadowed his achievements in office and his subsequent career as globe-trotting elder statesman.

What's at stake in Britain's Iraq war inquiry

London - The Chilcot inquiry report on Britain's role in the Iraq war could still have significant fallout when it is published Wednesday -- even though it is seven years after the probe was launched.

Iraq war casts long shadow over UK foreign policy

London - Britain's war in Iraq, to be examined in a major report due out Wednesday, instilled a deep sense of distrust towards military intervention that still casts a shadow over foreign policy, analysts say.

Blair defends Iraq war after damning inquiry report

London - Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday made a passionate defence of the 2003 war in Iraq, after a long-awaited official inquiry condemned it as woefully executed and based on flawed evidence.

Japan atomic bomb survivors criticise Obama's Hiroshima speech

Toukyo - An association of Japanese atomic bomb survivors has criticised US President Barack Obama's speech last month during a historic visit to Hiroshima, saying he failed to mention US responsibility for the bombing.

Destroyed Bosnia mosque reopens after 23 years

Sarajevo - The Ferhadija mosque in the Bosnian Serb capital Banja Luka reopened to worshippers Saturday, more than two decades after it was dynamited by Serb forces in 1993 at the height of the Balkans war.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

Australians killed in Vietnam War to be brought home

Sydney - Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home in June with a full military ceremony, it was announced Sunday.

War photographer and mother, the woman at centre of new Spielberg film

Paris - Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut -- so it wasn't exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world's best known war photographers.

Syrian arrested in Germany on war crimes charges

Berlin - German authorities Wednesday arrested a Syrian national on war crimes charges, on suspicion of commanding a rebel militia in Aleppo that committed atrocities and plundered artefacts for sale.

These remarkable primates are being wiped out by war in the Congo

Decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo have decimated populations of the world's largest primate — the eastern lowland gorilla, also known as Grauer's gorilla.
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