Second World War

Japan and South Korea 'settle' wartime sex slaves dispute

After decades of anguish for thousands of South Korean women forced into military brothels during the Second World War, Japan has agreed to formally apologise and pay £8m towards their psychological care. David McNeill reports

Mons: From medieval to ultramodern

Mons is embracing the future as it prepares for its role as next year’s European Capital of Culture, but it’s also steeped in intriguing history. Philip Sweeney explores its two sides

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