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North and South Korea try words instead of saber-rattling

Paju - High-level talks are underway between North and South Korea as the longtime enemies try to avert a military confrontation amid rising hostility between them.

Queen leads Britain's VJ anniversary commemorations

London - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II led commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, joining veterans and former prisoners of war for a service in London.

Japan emperor says feels 'profound remorse' over WWII

Toukyo - Japan's emperor Akihito said on Saturday that he felt "profound remorse" over World War II -- a conflict that Tokyo fought in the name of his father Hirohito -- on the 70th anniversary of the war's end.

Wreck of U.S. WWII fighter unearthed in Germany

Frankfurt - German history buffs on Saturday unearthed the wreckage of a World War II US fighter that crashed in February 1945 with the remains of a young French pilot inside, DPA news agency said.

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

Paris - A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots.

From Red Army to Afghan jihad museum: a soldier's tale

Herat - Former Soviet soldier Bakhretdin Khakimov came to Afghanistan to fight the mujahideen more than three decades ago. Today he has a new life as caretaker of a museum celebrating the jihadists' victory over the Red Army.

South Sudan: Four years of freedom, 18 months of war

Juba - The world's youngest nation South Sudan marks four years of independence on July 9, after separating from old foe Sudan following decades of war.

Serb 'war criminal' due to be extradicted from Australia

Sydney - A Serbian war crimes suspect known as "Captain Dragan" was handed over by Australia to Croatia on Wednesday to face allegations of torture and murder after battling extradition for a decade.

N. Korea denounces 'U.S. imperialists' on war anniversary

Seoul - North Korea issued a call to arms against "gangster US imperialists" in a statement released Thursday to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Croatian veterans end church protest after PM agrees to talks

Zagreb - Scores of Croatian war veterans who had taken refuge in a Zagreb church left peacefully on Friday after the government agreed to hold talk with them about their benefits.Escorted by police, veterans from Croatia's 1990s independence war left St.

Many Holocaust survivors live in poverty: U.S. diplomat

Prague - A substantial number of the 500,000 Holocaust survivors worldwide are suffering from poverty and need urgent help to live a dignified life in their last years, an advisor to the U.S. secretary of state said Wednesday.

40 years later: Communism's hollow victory in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh - Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. But with crony capitalism, corruption and inequality now rife, many claim its victory was a hollow one.

Op-Ed: Is Jade Helm a training operation to impose U.S. martial law?

In video footage recently released, American military is seen training to escort civilians to FEMA camps and initiate martial law. Is there more to the Jade Helm training operation than authorities are saying?

Op-Ed: A word about war and 'heinous' crimes, a letter to Roxanne James

Dear Canadian MP Roxanne James, I have something to say about your comments about former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr.

Reconciliation spirit heals pain on Gallipoli's sands

Kayseri - Australian retired major Robert Freebairn, his jacket festooned with medals, looks out across the sands of Gallipoli at the rising sun and thinks of his great uncle charging into Ottoman lines as a member of the Anzac regiments 100 years ago.

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

- More than two decades and therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec's trauma of wartime rape by her neighbours in the Croatian town of Vukovar."There were six of them...

Pride and obscurity: The historic crew of Vietnam's 'Tank 390'

Hanoi - When Tank 390 crashed through the gates of Saigon's presidential palace 40 years ago, it heralded the end of Vietnam's war. But the men who manned it have since lived in obscurity, poor yet forever bonded by the history they created.

Powerful propaganda: Vietnam journalists' role in war

Ho Chi Minh - Many US soldiers who fought in Vietnam will remember Hanoi Hannah, the silky-voiced communist radio correspondent who urged young American GIs to stop fighting and go home.

Czech leader to skip military parade during Moscow trip

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman will skip a military parade when he travels to Moscow in May for a World War II victory anniversary largely snubbed by Western leaders, his spokesman said Friday.

Germany snubs Greece's war reparations call as 'dumb'

Berlin - Germany snubbed Greece's call for more than 278 billion euros ($306 billion) in war payments Tuesday, calling it "dumb" to mix World War II claims with Athens' negotiations for more aid.

Review: Jack O’Connell continues trend of skillful silence in ‘71’ Special

The intensity of ‘71’ is attributed to both the dangerous disorder in which the protagonist is abandoned and the thoughtful performance by Jack O’Connell.

Two members of a 'fish mafia' jailed over sandwich war in Germany

Two organized criminals who fought for the right to sell fish sandwiches to tourists in a German town have been sentenced to jail after a series of violent attacks started by the licensing of the fish snacks.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Leaders announce ceasefire plan in Ukraine conflict Special

With the announcement of a new ceasefire to begin on February 15, many are questioning if the agreement will bring lasting peace to a region that has seen a steady increase in fighting over the last month.

Ukraine and Russia plan meeting over continuing conflict

Donetsk - Diplomats from Russia and Ukraine will meet Wednesday in an effort to resolve their bloody dispute over the future of the former Soviet republic.

'Sniper' outguns the field for its third win in a row

UPDATE: As noted below, the actual box office figures would need another look over a weekend like this past one. It is now certain that "American Sniper" took in less than the estimate and is not the record for Super Bowl weekend.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Hezbollah, Israel on edge as border fighting erupts

Beirut - Tensions are escalating along Israel's border and occupied territories, as a Hezbollah unit launched a strike that killed at least four IDF soldiers, initial reports said.

British inquiry into Iraq war delayed to after election

London - A long-awaited public inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war will not be published until after an election in May, it was reported Wednesday, sparking criticism of the delay.

Op-Ed: Southern Syria a different story from the media narrative Special

Most of the media focus on Syria these days is to do with the violence of Islamic State. They control large areas in the north and east of the country. In the south however, there is a different situation.
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