World War II

TOKYO | Japanese TV cancels BTS appearance over shirt’s A-bomb image

TOKYO — A Japanese broadcaster has canceled an appearance of the Korean band BTS over reports a member wore a T-shirt with an image of an atomic bombing juxtaposed with the celebration of Korea’s liberation from Japan after World War II. Japanese social media was filled with chatter over the T-shirt, reportedly worn by Jimin … Continue reading TOKYO | Japanese TV cancels BTS appearance over shirt’s A-bomb image

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek, Italian presidents attend WWII commemoration parade

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday attended Greece’s annual military parade commemorating Greece’s entry into World War II — against Italy. Mattarella appeared at the parade in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, at the invitation of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who later hailed his counterpart’s presence. “We are leaving behind what divided us. We … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek, Italian presidents attend WWII commemoration parade

SEATTLE | Paul Allen’s passions: Rock n’ roll, sports and philanthropy

SEATTLE — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n’ roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen used the fortune he made from Microsoft — whose Windows operating system is found … Continue reading SEATTLE | Paul Allen’s passions: Rock n’ roll, sports and philanthropy

PARIS | French court rules Pissarro painting belongs to Jewish heirs

PARIS — A Paris appeals court has confirmed a ruling ordering an American couple to return a Camille Pissarro painting to the descendants of a Jewish family that owned the art work before it was seized during World War II. The couple, prominent Philadelphia collectors Bruce and Robbi Toll, loaned Pissarro’s “La Cueillette des Pois” … Continue reading PARIS | French court rules Pissarro painting belongs to Jewish heirs

WARSAW, Poland | Poland asks to see US documents on deported ex-Nazi guard

WARSAW, Poland — Poland has asked the U.S. to share all the documents gathered on a deported former Nazi concentration camp guard in the hope they may provide grounds for charging the 95-year-old with World War II-era crimes, a prosecutor said Friday. Jakiw Palij, an ethnic Ukrainian, was deported to Germany on Aug. 21 for … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland asks to see US documents on deported ex-Nazi guard

U.S. Department of State News: Germany Accepts Former Nazi Slave-labor Camp Guard Jakiw Palij

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States expresses its deep appreciation to the Federal Republic of Germany for re-admitting former Nazi slave-labor camp guard Jakiw Palij, who was removed from the United States on August 20. During World War II, Palij served as an armed guard at the Trawniki … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Germany Accepts Former Nazi Slave-labor Camp Guard Jakiw Palij

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: ‘So many’ to rescue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered many … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: ‘So many’ to rescue

TOKYO | Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

TOKYO — Hiroshima has marked the 73rd anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address Monday about the rise of egocentric policies … Continue reading TOKYO | Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII