Mahinda Rajapaksa’s return could imperil new freedoms and reconciliation efforts in a fractured nation.
Source: BBC News
Japan should avoid aggravating historical tensions in a diplomatic row over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two, South Korea’s foreign ministry and prime minister have warned.
South Korea’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. should compensate four South Koreans for their forced labor during World War Two when Japan occupied Korea, Yonhap reported.
An amateur researcher, she discovered evidence that evacuating Japanese-Americans was motivated by “race prejudice,” not by military necessity.
Source: New York Times
AIRPORT CITY, Israel (Reuters) – Israel plans to adapt an air force base for civilian use to accommodate surging tourism and serve as a back-up airport in wartime or bad weather, officials said on Wednesday.
SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Police arrested Bosnian Muslim wartime commander Atif Dudakovic and 11 senior members of his Corps on Friday on suspicion of committing crimes against humanity during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war.
As a soldier, Kit Parker saw horrific injuries. As a scientist, he led an effort to create high-tech dressings that speed healing and reduce scarring.
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in described Japan’s wartime use of “comfort women” as “crimes against humanity” on Thursday in some of his strongest comments yet, sparking an immediate protest from his key ally in containing North Korea.
GENEVA (Reuters) – Japan formally complained on Monday after South Korea’s foreign minister raised the issue of wartime “comfort women” at the top U.N. rights body, while warning that it should not be allowed to harm bilateral relations at a critical time in east Asia.