Japan's prime minister has offered "sincere and everlasting condolences" for the US service members who died when his country attacked Pearl Harbour, catapulting America into the Second World War.
Wed, 28 Dec, 2016
Sat, 28 May, 2016
US President Barack Obama lifted a decades-old arms export embargo for Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country today, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner even as he pushes for better human rights from the one-party state.
Mon, 23 May, 2016
US president Barack Obama yesterday said his visit to Hiroshima, the first city to suffer an atomic bombing, would emphasise friendly ties between former enemies, and reiterated he would not apologise for the devastating attack.
Mon, 23 May, 2016
Wars bring out the worst and the best in people. We read recently how it can bring out the best in the most dark of situations like what happened to Dr Aidan MacCarthy during World War II, when in the RAF in Singapore he, along with thousands of others, was captured and held as a Prisoner of War for four years in Japanese camps.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
PUBLIC discourse, that great, often enlivening, but always uncontrollable, entertainment is usually a reflection of the age and the experiences of those who participate in it — how else could it be? It is as much a barometer of the day as it is a process celebrating unchanging truths. It is often a chorus of fantasies and dangerous wishful thinking advanced as plausible policy.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2015
SEVENTY years ago today, the first atomic bomb, ironically called ‘Little Boy’, was dropped on the sleeping Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing 70,000 people and leaving a further 70,000 to die from horrific injuries caused by the effects of radiation poisoning in the following days, weeks and months.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
“The judge said there had been no denial of fair procedures by barrister Sean Guerin to Shatter, and expressed bafflement that Shatter, as a member of the government that commissioned and
Sat, 23 May, 2015
I agree with John Bellew ( Letters, February 5) that the actions of ISIS by their “vile and brutal murder of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh … have nothing to do with religion, but, rather, are about power, control and egotism”.
Tue, 10 Feb, 2015