World War II
Poland marks independence centenary amid tensions
Poles mark a century of independence on Sunday amid tensions in the isolated and deeply polarised country over the prominent role that marginal far-right groups gained in shaping the main state parade. Chaos engulfed plans for the state military parade in Warsaw days ahead of the centenary, as far-right groups vowed to use the same…
WWII bomb defused in Germany after 18,500 evacuated
A German bomb disposal team on Sunday successfully defused an unexploded World War II bomb that had forced the evacuation of 18,500 people in the city of Ludwigshafen. The 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) aerial bomb, thought to have been dropped by American forces, was discovered during construction work earlier in the week. "Good news: the bomb has…
Preserved in time: WWII bunker hidden under Paris train station
French railway historian Clive Lamming said its 1939 overhaul was to provide "a place to retreat in case of an air attack" so staff could keep the trains running east towards Germany.
Strategic Alliance: America or China
Nigeria is a leading country in Africa. More high-level intellectual capital is reposed in Nigerians than any other country on the continent.
Tributes pour in for Indian war hero ahead of state funeral
Arjan Singh, the only officer ever to be named Marshal of the Indian Air Force owing to his achievements, died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 98 at an army hospital in Delhi on Saturday.
'Dunkirk' stays on top in North America
World War II epic "Dunkirk" stayed at the top of the North American box office for the second straight weekend, industry data showed Sunday.
France's Le Pen hits nerve over WWII roundup of Jews
Le Pen said Sunday that "I don't think France is responsible for the Vel d'Hiv," referring to the roundup and deportation of more than 13,000 Jews from a Paris cycling track ordered by Nazi officers in 1942.
Hollywood war film shows Warsaw zoo couple who hid Jews
It sounds like a Hollywood movie, and now it is. But "The Zookeeper's Wife", which opens in Polish cinemas this week before rolling out internationally, is based on actual events.