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World War II
October 15, 2020
Roman Polanski honors Poles who saved him from the Holocaust
Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski returned to Poland, the country of his youth, and paid tribute on Thursday to a Polish ...
October 13, 2020
WWII jungle fighting unit approved for congressional medal
The soldiers spent months behind enemy lines, marching hundreds of miles through the tangled jungles and steep mountains of ...
September 20, 2020
Abbey service, flypast mark 80 years since Battle of Britain
Military jets flew over central London and a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday to mark the 80th ...
September 17, 2020
Divers in SE Asia may have found US submarine lost in WWII
Divers have found what they believe is the wreck of a U.S. Navy submarine lost 77 years ago in Southeast Asia, providing a ...
September 12, 2020
AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps
Explaining his deceptive assurances about the pandemic, President Donald Trump suggested he was doing what Winston Churchill ...
September 11, 2020
Japan's Abe seeks preemptive strike capacity in policy shift
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan should make a major change to its defense policy by developing a ...
September 06, 2020
Chinese group plans to recover WWII American plane from lake
A Chinese group plans to try to recover a fighter plane from the legendary Flying Tigers group of American pilots that ...
September 03, 2020
75th anniversary of end of WWII is mostly virtual amid virus
When Japanese military leaders climbed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, the battleship was packed with ...
September 02, 2020
5 things to know about Japan's World War II surrender
World War II ended 75 years ago, but not all countries commemorate it on the same day. Wednesday is the anniversary of the ...
August 29, 2020
Abe says 'gut wrenching' resignation leaves goals unfinished
Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced.
August 25, 2020
WWII surrender ceremony in Hawaii limited to local veterans
A Pearl Harbor ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II — possibly the last opportunity for many ...
August 16, 2020
Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no Abe apology
Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep ...
August 15, 2020
75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past?
Northeast Asia doesn’t so much repeat history as drag it along like an anchor. The bombs stopped falling 75 years ago, but ...
August 14, 2020
Melting 'frozen memories,' AI helps Japanese recall war days
When Tokuso Hamai saw the colorized version of an old black-and-white photo of a picnic held under cherry tree blossoms ...
August 13, 2020
War's end meant years of pain for Japanese girl in China
The last day of the Pacific War was also supposed to be Fumie Sato's last. After hearing Emperor Hirohito's Aug. 15, 1945, ...
August 13, 2020
75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing
Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where ...
August 11, 2020
In Europe, Pompeo warns of China, Russia authoritarianism
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday of a rise in authoritarianism led by Russia, China and Iran that ...
August 09, 2020
Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing
The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling ...
August 08, 2020
Q&A: Nagasaki marks 75th A-bomb anniversary on Sunday
The city of Nagasaki in southern Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Sunday. It was the second ...
August 07, 2020
5 things to know as Hiroshima marks 75th A-bomb anniversary
The city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack on Thursday. Three days ...