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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007 file photo, Lee Yong-soo wipes her tears as she recalls hardships she experienced during World War II in Tokyo. Lee hopes a meeting Monday, Aug. 18, 2014,  with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during WWII.  (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa, File)

Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution […]

08/17/2014

In this photo provided by L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea's April ferry disaster, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/L' Osservatore Romano)

Pope greets, consoles Korean ‘comfort women’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has blessed and consoled a group of women who were used as sex slaves for the Japanese military during World War II. Francis greeted each of the seven women, most […]

08/17/2014

Judge dismisses ‘comfort women’ memorial lawsuit

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a memorial for women who were used as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II can remain in Glendale. The Los Angeles Daily […]

08/12/2014

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Japan: Won’t change apology on forced prostitution

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is not planning to change its 1993 apology over a system of forced prostitution for its military during World War II, but will continue to re-examine a study […]

03/10/2014

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