Investors have often piled into US government bonds as a safe-haven investment during periods of instability in the markets. FXTM Research Analyst Lukman Otunuga said the World War II 70th anniversary commemorations will provide the market with “some breathing space after receiving continual punishment over the past couple of weeks”. “It’s market volatility, it’s nervousness,
This year marks two somber anniversaries: Seventy years ago, the United States became the first and only country ever to use atomic weapons in war, incinerating the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the last days of World War II. Two...Show More Summary
Star Wars just released the new BB-8 Droid toy to the world on Friday and these puppies got a chance to playtest the must-have item for Vanity Fair. Watch the video here:
The display wars are over guys and Sony leads the pack with the Xperia Z5 Premium offering the world's first 4K smartphone display. Is it any good though?
The US war material cargo of WWII times raised the Russian flag in Baltimore harbor on its way to Russia, honoring the history and nations fighting against Nazism.
Germany leapfrogged Poland in Group D after defeating them 3-1 in Frankfurt in a UEFA Euro 2016 war of attrition. An early strike from Thomas Muller and a double from World Cup hero Mario Gotze were enough to give the Germans the points,...Show More Summary
Now more than ever, a global demand for trained peacekeeping personnel has become an international priority. Delivering protection and security for the world’s most vulnerable; helping countries at war to stabilize and rebuild; providing justice and dignity to those in need—international peaceke
Yesterday, China held a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II, and swore high and low that it wasn't flexing its military muscles in the process. Zhang Ming, vice minister of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told...Show More Summary
So now we have borne witness to the Big Parade and the Big Lie all in rolled up into one gigantic intimidating event -- the spectacle of China's September 3rd celebration in Tiananmen Square of the defeat of Japan in World War II. What's...Show More Summary
Vulture has created “The Dirty Suicide Squad,” an old school movie remix that combines clips from the most recent Suicide Squad movie trailer with footage from the 1967 World War II film The Dirty Dozen. Suicide Squad is currently scheduled to release in theaters on August 5th, 2016. The original Suicide Squad trailer for comparison:
On this date in 1946, the postwar state of Yugoslavia executed a trio of World War II occupation figures. Left to right: Leon Rupnik, Erwin Rosener, and Lovro Hacin. An Austro-Hungarian subject by birth, Leon Rupnik followed his native Slovenian soil into (proto-)Yugoslavia after the empire collapsed in World War I, and climbed the military […]
Ross J. Wilson argues that World War I transformed New York from an immigrant hub to an American metropolis, and Laura Pedersen, a transplant from upstate, assesses Manhattan in fond essays.
Just last month, 107,500 migrants crossed into Europe, and the U.N. estimates that the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean this year exceeds 300,000. Nearly 2,000 landed in Greece overnight. The crisis is being described as the worst since World War II. Show More Summary
Two men who claim to have located a Nazi train laden with treasure that reportedly went missing in the last days of World War II came forward Friday in a Polish television interview and disclosed new details of their alleged feat.
In Beijing, China banned 2.5 million cars from driving for 2 weeks to get this beautiful blue sky for a World War II commemorative parade. As soon as the parade was over, the ban was lifted, and the blue vanished within 24 hours. Read the rest
The rivalry between the two of the biggest smartphone makers on the planet is legendary. While Samsung continues to remain the world’s biggest phone maker, the same success seems to have eluded the Korean giant from the all-important U.S. Show More Summary
She’ll be in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II as part of a holiday China is calling “Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression”. “President Park shouldn’t assume that she needs to do something nice for the United States when she visits for
The tragic death of a young child has brought to the world’s collective attention the horrors of war and death and destruction as a result of the West’s foreign policies. Maybe it is time to bring back the old and honored system of single combat.
He looks as though he is asleep - perhaps taking a nap before running off to play with his friends. But he's not asleep. He's dead. He died because of a war the world can't or won't solve and immigration policies that say: We don't care.
There’s a good chance no one has ever thought that they’d like to see a movie that intersects the worlds of films such as Star Wars, Scarface, John Wick, Collateral, Terminator, Trainspotting, Saturday Night Fever and more. But that’s...Show More Summary