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Russia and Japan negotiate World War II peace plan
14 Jan 2019
Moscow has accused Tokyo of attempting to "stir up the atmosphere" ahead of key talks. Russia and Japan never signed a peace treaty in the wake of World War II, and disputed islands may prevent them from doing so now.
South Korea orders Mitsubishi to pay WWII forced laborers
29 Nov 2018
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
7 Jun 2018
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.
Aircraft carrier sunk in WWII discovered at bottom of Coral Sea
7 Mar 2018
An expedition crew has made a historic discovery in the Coral Sea: a U.S. aircraft carrier sunk after a four-day battle against Japanese forces in World War II.
Japan marks Hiroshima atomic bombing anniversary
6 Aug 2017
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
9 May 2017
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.
Trailer for World War II film 'Dunkirk' released
15 Dec 2016
New trailer released for World War II film 'Dunkirk' starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and One Direction's Harry Styles.