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World War II
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 ...
July 31, 2020
Japan funds save Lithuania museum on diplomat who saved Jews
A museum in Lithuania dedicated to a Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews flee Europe in the early years of World ...
July 30, 2020
Congress awards its highest honor to USS Indianapolis crew
Congress has awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor, to surviving crew members of the USS Indianapolis, the ...
July 17, 2020
Anniversary of world's 1st atomic test fuels nuclear debate
Transported in the backseat of a blacked-out Plymouth sedan was the culmination of years of feverish work — a hefty plutonium ...
July 08, 2020
Review: Hanks lends steady, sober hand to taut naval drama
He’s Forrest Gump. He’s Mr. Rogers. He’s Woody. But with all the famous titles Tom Hanks has owned, few have fit as snugly ...
June 30, 2020
Putin unveils monument to fallen Red Army WWII soldiers
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart from Belarus on Tuesday unveiled a monument honoring fallen Red Army ...
June 26, 2020
Putin, Macron discuss closer cooperation in video call
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed international crises during a video call ...
June 25, 2020
UN chief: Major UN achievement at 75 is no big power war
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the biggest accomplishment of the United Nations as it approaches its 75th ...
June 24, 2020
Putin hails Nazi defeat in virus-delayed Red Square parade
Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the defeat of Nazi Germany at the traditional massive Red Square military parade in ...
June 23, 2020
Japanese island marks 75 years since Battle of Okinawa
Residents on Okinawa prayed for peace and remembered lost loved ones Tuesday on the 75th anniversary of the end of one of ...
June 23, 2020
Putin uses World War II parade to boost support before vote
A massive Russian military parade postponed by the coronavirus pandemic will roll through Red Square this week to celebrate ...
June 22, 2020
Putin meets with World War II veterans, visits church
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday marked the date of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union by meeting with veterans ...
June 06, 2020
Pandemic makes for a lonely D-Day observance in Normandy
At daybreak on Saturday, Charles Shay stood lonesome without any fellow veteran on the very same beach where he waded ashore ...
June 06, 2020
One man lays wreaths in Normandy on this unusual D-Day
The essence of war remembrance is to make sure the fallen are never forgotten. All it takes is a wreath, a tiny wooden cross, ...
June 05, 2020
German bomb experts defuse WWII-era bomb in Frankfurt
A World War II bomb discovered in the grounds of Frankfurt's convention center was defused on Friday after around 2,700 ...
June 04, 2020
COVID-19 puts National WWII Museum 20th anniversary online
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of ...
May 26, 2020
Russia to hold World War II victory parade on June 24
Russia will hold a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the defeat over Nazi Germany in World War II on June 24, ...
May 09, 2020
Russian volunteers search for fallen World War II soldiers
Crouching over the sun-drenched soil, Alfred Abayev picks up a charred fragment of a Soviet warplane downed in a World War ...
May 09, 2020
'Fear kills:' WWII vets recall war, reject panic over virus
On the 75th anniversary of the allied victory in the World War II, The Associated Press spoke to veterans in ex-Soviet ...
May 08, 2020
World War II veterans mark V-E Day in Washington with Trump
They stormed French beaches on D-Day, helped liberate a concentration camp and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. And seven ...