World War II

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the WWII Allied landings in Provence, in Saint-Raphael, southern France, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Starting on Aug. 15, 1944, French and American troops — 350,000 in total — landed on the French Riviera. U.S. forces drove north while French troops — many from French colonies in Africa — moved along the coast to secure key ports. (Eric Gaillard/POOL via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 2:47 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is celebrating U.S. and African veterans as well as French resistance fighters who took part in crucial but often-overlooked World War II landings on the Riviera. At a ceremony Thursday in the southern town of Saint-Raphael marking 75 years since the...
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FILE - In this Aug 16, 1944 file photo, American and allied troops wade through the water from a LST (Landing Ship Tank) on an unidentified beach, east of Toulon, southern French riviera, as part of Operation Dragoon. Carried out by French and American troops, it started on August 15, 1944. In total, 350,000 French and American troops landed on the French Riviera. For Allied troops in western Europe, D-Day was just the beginning of a long and bloody push toward victory over the Nazis. Ten weeks after commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France is paying tribute this week to Allied troops involved in another major, but often overlooked, military operation: landings on the Mediterranean coast. (AP Photo, file)
August 15, 2019 - 1:08 am
PARIS (AP) — For Allied troops in Europe, D-Day was just the beginning of a long and bloody push toward victory over the Nazis. Ten weeks after commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France is paying tribute this week to Allied troops involved in another major, but...
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito, and Empress Masako, look at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bowing during a memorial ceremony for the war dead at Nippon Budokan Martial Arts Hall in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Japan marked Thursday the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 14, 2019 - 10:03 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" over Japan's role in World War II in his first appearance at the annual ceremony marking the end of the hostilities. The 59-year-old Naruhito is Japan's first emperor born after the war, and his remarks Thursday closely followed the stance of...
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Andreas Kalbitz the Alternative for Germany, AfD, top candidate for the regional election in the German state of Brandenburg attends a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. On Sunday Sept.1, 2019 regional state elections will take place in the eastern German state of Brandenburg. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 13, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A quarter-century since his first foray into Germany's far-right movement, Andreas Kalbitz is poised to lead it to one of its biggest triumphs. Kalbitz, 46, could be the big winner in next month's state elections in Brandenburg, where he heads the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference in Hiroshima, western Japan Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Prime Minister Abe says the biggest problem between his country and South Korea is a loss of trust resulting from the wartime labor dispute, which Japan initially linked to the export control measures against South Korea but stayed away after Seoul accused Tokyo of weaponizing trade as retaliation.(Juntaro Yokoyama/Kyodo News via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 2:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government spokesman says his country's downgrading of South Korea's trade status is not intended as retaliation for disputes over court rulings ordering Japanese companies to pay compensation for their treatment of Korean laborers during World War II. A decision by the Cabinet...
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The American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson visits the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Rev. Jesse Jackson gathered Friday with survivors at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate an often forgotten genocide — that of the Roma people. In addition to the 6 million Jews killed in camps such as Auschwitz, the Nazis killed other minorities during World War II, including between 250,000 and 500,000 Roma and Sinti. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 02, 2019 - 12:11 pm
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — American civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson prayed and mourned at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday as he joined survivors paying homage to an often-forgotten genocide — that of the Roma people — on a key 75th anniversary. In addition to the 6 million Jews killed in...
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August 02, 2019 - 8:52 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitched Gdansk's local authorities, which own the area,...
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Maria Mostowska, 96, shares her memories with The Associated Press Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Warsaw, Poland, of having faced death during the 1944 Warsaw Rising struggle against the occupying Nazi Germans ahead of state ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the failed revolt. Mostowska was a young paediatric nurse during the Warsaw Rising, treating wounded resistance fighters and civilians in Warsaw, and the memories are still vivid even seventy-five years on. On Thursday Aug. 1, Warsaw will honor the failed rising. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 01, 2019 - 4:50 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Maria Mostowska was a young pediatric nurse when the Warsaw Rising against the Nazi Germans occupying Poland broke out on Aug. 1, 1944. Seventy-five years on, she still vividly remembers how German troops put her against a wall and aimed a machine gun. She recalled how quickly...
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South Korean police officers stand guard for possible rallies against Japan in front of a building which houses Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Police say a 72-year-old South Korean man is in critical condition after setting himself ablaze in downtown Seoul, apparently to express his anger toward Japan amid worsening tensions between countries over trade and wartime history. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 01, 2019 - 1:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 72-year-old South Korean man was in critical condition after setting himself ablaze in downtown Seoul on Thursday, apparently to express his anger toward Japan amid worsening tensions between countries over trade and wartime history, a police official said. An official...
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Maria Mostowska, 96, shares her memories with The Associated Press Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Warsaw, Poland, of having faced death during the 1944 Warsaw Rising struggle against the occupying Nazi Germans ahead of state ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the failed revolt. Mostowska was a young paediatric nurse during the Warsaw Rising, treating wounded resistance fighters and civilians in Warsaw, and the memories are still vivid even seventy-five years on. On Thursday Aug. 1, Warsaw will honor the failed rising. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 01, 2019 - 12:05 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Maria Mostowska was a young pediatric nurse when the Warsaw Rising against the Nazi Germans occupying Poland broke out on Aug.1, 1944. Seventy-five years on, she still vividly remembers how German troops put her against a wall and aimed a machine gun. She recalled how quickly...
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