WWII bomb defused in Hong Kong after thousands evacuated

AFP 02/01/2018

A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices. It was the second time within a…

Painting looted during WWII returns to Poland

AP 11/29/2017

WARSAW, Poland — Representatives of the US and Polish governments are publicly unveiling a 19th-century painting that was looted during World War II and recovered by the FBI. The ceremony Wednesday marked one of the latest recoveries…

75,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse 227-kilo WWII bomb

AP 02/12/2017

Thessaloniki, Greece — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki were evacuating an estimated 75,000 people Sunday in order to defuse a 500-pound (227-kilogram) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation…

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