"We deeply regret the tremendous suffering caused by our country's acts during a certain period in the past ... and offer sincere condolences anew to all victims."
RESOLUTION adopted by the Lower House of Japan's parliament on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, controversially omitting apologies for "acts of aggression" and "colonial rule" used in a similar statement 10 years ago

"The security services are embarrassed because they have spent vast sums over six years but they still can't catch Basayev, and here he is talking to a journalist."
ANDREI BABITSKY, journalist,...

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