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Stories with subject: World War II
  • new storyPoland marks 70th anniversary of end of WWII 
    Updated: May-07-15 6:06 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president is leading international commemorations on Thursday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow's Red Square parade two days later.

  • V-Day in Russia evokes national pride at difficult time 
    Updated: May-07-15 1:53 am

    MOSCOW - If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune "Katyusha" while waiting for an answer.

  • Canadian gets Dutch burial 70 years after WWII death 
    Updated: May-06-15 10:44 am

    BERGEN-OP-ZOOM, Netherlands - Canadian Pvt. Albert Laubenstein found his final resting place on Wednesday, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II.

  • Internment art to be displayed at California museum 
    Updated: May-04-15 8:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.

  • UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day 
    Updated: May-04-15 3:11 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend, the world body announced Monday, amid criticism that Russia should not be rewarded after annexing Crimea from Ukraine.

  • WWII changed life for Ala man raised under Jim Crow laws 
    Updated: May-04-15 11:10 am

    DECATUR, Alabama - Therman White grew up with obstacles: his race, poverty and Jim Crow laws designed to keep blacks separate and unequal.

  • North Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 5:55 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.

  • Memorial for military bomb techs adds 7 names from WW II 
    Updated: May-03-15 11:26 am

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida - The names of seven military bomb technicians who died in World War II are now part of a memorial wall at Eglin Air Force Base.

  • Kuster co-sponsors bill to honor top-secret WWII unit 
    Updated: May-03-15 9:35 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II special troops known as the "Ghost Army."

  • Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 8:05 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said Friday.

  • China-Russia navies to hold first Mediterranean joint drills 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:05 am

    BEIJING - The navies of China and Russia plan to hold joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in mid-May, China's Defense Ministry announced Thursday, in the latest expansion of the growing informal partnership between the two militaries.

  • Kremlin: North Korean leader not coming to Moscow on May 9 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 8:34 am

    MOSCOW - The reclusive leader of North Korea won't be coming to Moscow next month for the Victory Day celebration, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman announced Thursday.

  • Why it's hard for Japanese leader Abe to apologize for WWII 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 2:29 am

    For some, the "eternal condolences" offered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Americans killed in World War II were not enough.

  • Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 1:05 am

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and - as head of one of the world's leading car producing nations - popping in on electric carmaker Tesla Motors.

  • Fox to air NFL pregame show from Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 12:28 pm

    NEW YORK - Fox will broadcast its NFL pregame show from the deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial the day before the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks.

  • Hundreds protest Japanese leader ahead of California visit story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-28-15 9:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of people protested outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco on Tuesday, calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for his country's treatment of people from other Asian countries during World War II.

  • Japan PM sidesteps question on apologizing for WWII abuses 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 12:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sidestepped a question on whether he would apologize for the sexual enslavement of women by Japan's army during World War II.

  • Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 2:44 pm

    TERESPOL, Poland - Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.

  • Ex-Ranger's long march to honor WWII hero story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-15 3:43 pm

    ALBANY, New York - For years after Col. William O. Darby was killed in World War II, fellow soldiers would make a pilgrimage to his family's home just to talk to his mother about the fallen hero credited with forming the U.S. Army Rangers.

  • French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 11:14 am

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil.

  • Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 3:06 am

    WASHINGTON - Lester Tenney endured three hellish years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but with the passing of decades and repeated visits, he's made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress next week, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end, something rankles the U.S. military veteran about Japan's attitude toward its past.

  • Former Polish foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-15 7:13 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's underground World War II resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93.

  • Berlin show explores 12 nations' experience after WWII 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 12:55 pm

    BERLIN - Joy and despair, punishment and denial, devastation and rebirth: a new exhibition in Berlin delves into 12 European countries' experiences in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

  • Japan ministers' war shrine visit irks China after Abe talks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:19 am

    TOKYO - Three Japanese Cabinet ministers on Thursday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, drawing a rebuke from China just a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping met in a bid to smooth ties.

  • Japanese leader doesn't offer customary apology for WWII story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-15 10:16 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - South Korea expressed deep regret Wednesday that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II.