World War II

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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Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, from left, applaud as they watch a fly past at the end of 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 - 3:01 pm
PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War II...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, when the Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen conducted an invasion that helped liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Portsmouth, England. An image of President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown, right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 05, 2019 - 7:02 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Britain (all times local): 11:55 a.m. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, President Donald Trump is reading a prayer that President Franklin Roosevelt delivered in a radio address to the U.S. on June 6, 1944. Roosevelt gave the...
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US President Donald Trump, left and Queen Elizabeth II toast, during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, June 3, 2019. Trump is on a three-day state visit to Britain. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 11:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 10:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is giving President Donald Trump a gift that underscores the trans-Atlantic special relationship — and the international order the president often derides. May and...
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