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  • Japan, China, S. Korea stir old resentments on war anniversary

     
    Wednesday's 67th anniversary of the end of World War II collided with election-year politics in the Asia Pacific, spurring South Korea's president, Japanese officials and Chinese activists to stage controversial gestures that have stirred up bitter wartime mem
  • Beyond the United Kingdom -- a royal rundown

     
    The United Kingdom isn’t the only kingdom out there. As Queen Elizabeth II is feted this weekend in a diamond jubilee marking 60 years on the throne, here are some other monarchs from around the globe -- and what they've been up to.

    Spain's queen snubs distant cousin Queen Elizabeth II

     
    Spain's Queen Sofia is canceling a visit to Britain for a lunch Friday of various crowned heads to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. Sofia withdrew from the event at Windsor Castle because of disputes between Spain and Britain over...

    Japan's Emperor Akihito remains hospitalized with pneumonia

     
    Japanese emperor ill: popular Japanese Emperor Akihiro is recovering after a temperature spike to 102 degrees

    Japanese Emperor Akihito to undergo heart surgery

     
    Japanese Emperor Akihito: The 78-year-old sovereign will undergo open heart surgery on Saturday in Tokyo