World War II
Japan's 10-Day break has markets worried
Japan’s extended spring vacation, when a series of national holidays bunch up, is known as "Golden Week." This year adds the May 1 accession of the new emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito, to the mix. The result: a 10-day stretch that wipes out six trading sessions -- the longest market closure since the end of World War II. Bloomberg's Annabelle Droulers reports.
Frankfurt: WWII bomb detonated in river
Specialists detonated a World War II bomb in Frankfurt's Main River, causing a spectacular water fountain. Hundreds of residents living nearby were evacuated ahead of the explosion.
German billionaire family to donate $11M over Nazi past
A report found that the Reimann family, owners of Krispy Kreme and Dr. Pepper, were avowed Nazis and used forced labor in their factories during World War II. "These crimes are disgusting," a family spokesman said.
Book shows Hitler's Holocaust plans for Canada, US
A Canadian archive has acquired a book owned by Adolf Hitler that shows his plans for Jewish people living in Canada and the US. The archive said the book shows what could have happened if World War II ended differently.
South Korea orders Mitsubishi to pay WWII forced laborers
South Korea's top court has ruled that the Japanese group Mitsubishi should compensate individuals for their forced labor during World War II. Japan immediately retaliated, calling the ruling "totally unacceptable."
Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates DW anniversary
Deutsche Welle, the German radio station that went on the air after World War II has grown to a multi-media broadcaster beaming content in dozens of languages around the world. Chancellor Angela Merkel herself was on hand to celebrate the occasion.
Japan marks Hiroshima atomic bombing anniversary
Hiroshima marks 72 years since a nuclear bomb struck the city in World War II.
Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory
President Vladimir Putin warns Russia could defeat any aggressors but insists the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marks 72 years since victory in World War II.