London’s Brompton Road Tube station sold for £53m – BBC News

BBC NewsA former London Underground station, used as a World War Two command centre, has been sold for £53m. Brompton Road station, near Harrods, was put on the market in…

Hooper man to receive Medal of Honor posthumously – Fremont Tribune

Hooper man to receive Medal of Honor posthumouslyFremont TribuneSchwab is one of 24 veterans of various wars being recognized for actions overlooked at the time. This award ceremony marks the…

Former London Tube Station Sold For £53m – Sky News

Sky NewsA former London Underground station used as a World War Two command centre has been sold to a mystery buyer for £53m. The Brompton Road property, close to department…

Want to Shoot Japanese War Criminals? China’s State Media Has a Game For … – TIME

TIMEAmid increasing tensions over territorial disputes and Japanese World War II atrocities, the social media arm of China’s state-run People’s Daily has released an online game called ‘Shoot the Devils,’…

World War One: Eleven shot at dawn in Tower of London – BBC News

BBC News“In fact, more people were executed within the walls of the Tower of London during the 20th Century than under the Tudors,” she explained. Len Sellers, author of Shot…

A Call To Arms, After a Dismal Year for Cyber Security – Latin Post

Latin PostWhile thousands of tech companies and organizations, big and small, and many more concerned citizens got out and protested mass internet surveillance earlier this month, one senior VP at…

RSA: Juniper Security Chief Blasts Apathy – InformationWeek

InformationWeekIn RSA keynote, Juniper Networks security exec Nawaf Bitar urges more innovation and active defense. Yesterday at RSA, Juniper Network’s security honcho urged security professionals to be bolder in their…

Russia evokes World War Two in media blitz on Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersMOSCOW Feb 25 (Reuters) – “Which side were you on in World War Two?” is not a question that often arises on radio talk shows but a Russian caller named…

Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human…

Letta Government Is Only Latest to Exit Italy’s Revolving Door – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIf Matteo Renzi becomes Italy’s new prime minister, he will lead the country’s 62nd government since World War II and the fourth in little more than two years.…

Clooney plays the time warp again when he directs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the exception of the political thriller The Ides of March, George Clooney is an old-school director, with four of his five films set decades ago. Here’s a look…

Clooney directs A-listers to work for cheap in ‘Monuments Men’ – AFP

AFPLos Angeles — George Clooney stars both in front of and behind the camera in his latest film, about a little-known group of heroes who risked all to rescue stolen…

Ukraine opposition leader urges West to act – BBC News

BBC NewsA senior Ukrainian opposition leader has called for the West to give more support to help solve his country’s political crisis. Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine needed “a Marshall Plan,…

Doodlebugs ‘diverted’ to Kent and Sussex to save London – BBC News

BBC NewsInside Out’s Natalie Graham looks at how false intelligence was leaked during World War Two to move the doodlebugs away from London to land on Kent, Sussex and Essex.…

Brad Pitt — Looking High and Tight … ‘Cause It’s Fashion, Baby! – TMZ.com

TMZ.comPitt cruised into LAX on Sunday looking like he was heading to basic training — sporting a high and tight fade … telling paps, “It’s fashion, baby.” Truth is Brad’s…

Japanese WWII soldier who hid in jungle for 29 years dies – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer Japanese Imperial Army soldier Hiroo Onoda has died at the age of 91 — roughly 40 years after he stopped fighting World War II. Onoda, the last Japanese…

Japan’s Last WWII Straggler Dies at 91 – ABC News

ABC NewsHiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding and surrender 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died…

Miniseries details Bond author’s own spy story – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – James Bond’s creator had first-hand knowledge of spy work. Fleming, the creator of the iconic secret agent, immersed himself in espionage as a British Naval Intelligence…

Digger triggers old World War Two bomb explosion, killing driver – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukTelevision footage from the scene showed the mangled wreckage of the digger’s cab and a nearby hut, and windows and doors blown out by the blast. “During excavations…the digger uncovered…

He’s cracked it! First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II codebreaker … – Daily Mail

Daily MailHe plays the role of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who was ‘convicted of gross indecency after engaging in homosexual relations’. And as the mathematician receives a posthumous…

Japanese prime minster to visit controversial war shrine – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit a controversial World War II shrine on Thursday, his office told CNN. Past visits by Japanese prime ministers and other…

10 things you never knew about AK47 Kalashnikov rifle that has killed more … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukThe designer of the AK47 Kalashnikov assault has died aged 94. He was in his 20s when he created the gun just after World War Two. Russian inventor Mikhail Timofeevich…

WWII codebreaker Alan Turing gets royal pardon for gay conviction – Times of India

Times of IndiaLONDON: Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War II by cracking Nazi Germany’s “unbreakable” Enigma code, was granted a rare royal pardon on Tuesday for a…

President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National…

Gravity, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Lead 10 Films For VFX Oscar; Man Of Steel, The Wolverine, Out

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its 10 finalists for visual effects for the 86th Oscars: Elysium Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3,…

President Obama Transcript And Video: Presidential Medal Of Freedom Ceremony

Note: Zennie62Media is part of the White House Press Group. The following was provided by the White House via email. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate…

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, Ernie Banks, Loretta Lynn: Presidential Medal Of Freedom 2013

The Presidential Medal Of Freedom, America’s equivalent to being knighted in England, will be presented to a distinguished list of people who’ve contributed much to American culture and history. Oprah…

President Obama Calls Chancellor Merkel Of Germany On Syria

President Obama may have lost Great Britain as an official option in a discussed military strike on Syria, but he has other options, like Germany, for example. While Germany can…

Bill Russell, Jason Kidd, Gary Payton: Oakland’s Top 3 Basketball Players

Who are Oakland’s top three basketball players of all time? That’s the question posted in Twitter by Oaklandish today. And while such a question can yield hours of talk and…

Godzilla 2014 Update: More Set Picts Reveal Plot

UPDATE: GODZILLA WILL ATTACK SAN FRANCISCO! In this Godzilla 2014 Update, we find more set pictures that, put together, reveal many plot details. First, the filming action is still in…

Mitt Romney focus of hilarious poem by 92-year-old Ralph Maxwell

You have to stop and watch this great poem by Ralph Maxwell. Mr. Maxwell is a World War II Veteran, and has eleven grandchildren and six kids, and is a…

Oakland California’s New Young White Population

Over the past five years, Oakland, California, this blogger’s home, has developed (and this is strictly by observation) a new populations of people, the majority of which are white, that…

Osawatomie, Kansas: President Obama’s Best Speech In 2011

What will be called the Osawatomie Speech, for President Teddy Roosevelt’s famous speech at the same place calling for a stronger role for the American Government in the American Economy,…

Comic Con 2011: Wes Craven Heads “Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies” Panel

The master of horror, Wes Craven, heads a Thursday morning panel to present Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies, and features the following: WES CRAVEN (“Scream,” “Nightmare on Elm Street”)…