Normandy landings

July 03, 2019 - 1:51 pm
A new push is under way to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German planes...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, center, and and U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attend an international ceremony on Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, Thursday, June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Fred Tanneau, Pool via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 10:10 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Concluding D-Day celebrations at Juno beach, with birds singing in the background, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has made a plea for global peace and understanding. Philippe attended the...
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People on a tank watch fireworks in Arromanches in Normandy region of France, Thursday, June 6, 2019. World leaders and veterans gathered Thursday in France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
June 06, 2019 - 9:21 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice. The mission now, they said, was to honor the dead and keep...
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U.S President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019. World leaders are gathered Thursday in France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Ludovic Marin/POOL via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 4:24 pm
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has at times questioned the value of NATO and other institutions that emerged from World War II, paid tribute on the 75th anniversary of D-Day to the "cherished alliance" forged in battle by the U.S. and partner nations. To aging...
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Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel attends the D-day 75 Commemorations Wednesday June 5, 2019, in Portsmouth, England. Commemoration events are marking the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France during World War II. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 1:42 pm
BERLIN (AP) — When Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Allies for the D-Day invasion and the "liberation" of Germany in World War II, she might have raised some eyebrows internationally. To those at home, the statement was unremarkable. There's no denying that the machine guns and howitzers firing...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 06, 2019 - 1:11 pm
LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on D-Day commemorations and President Donald Trump (all times local): 6 p.m. A top American lawmaker is declining to criticize President Donald Trump while she leads a group of members of Congress at the 75th anniversary of D-Day in France. U.S. House Speaker...
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Journalists watch a TV broadcast of a meeting of Russian president Vladimir Putin with heads of news agencies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 06, 2019 - 9:15 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on comments Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wasn't offended by that Britain did not invite him to ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Speaking...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron winks to members of the media during his meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Trump and Macron enjoy putting on a show of exaggerated handshakes, kisses and taps on the back, but they disagree on key issues, including climate change, Iran and world trade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 06, 2019 - 2:19 am
CAEN, France (AP) — France wants the D-Day commemoration to showcase its long friendship with the United States. But relations are strained as President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron prepare to meet on the sidelines of the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets veterans during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, England, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Jeff J Mitchell/Pool Photo via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 7:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:00 p.m. Representatives of Germany have again acknowledged that the Allied forces that landed in German-occupied France on D-Day 75 years ago not only played a huge part in Europe's liberation, but also...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 05, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday joined world leaders to praise alliances and military service ahead of the anniversary of the D-Day invasion, just hours after offering no regrets when asked about whether he wished he had been able to serve in the Vietnam War. Trump's...
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