World War II

November 08, 2018 - 9:15 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese broadcaster has canceled an appearance of the Korean band BTS over reports a member wore a T-shirt with an image of an atomic bombing juxtaposed with the celebration of Korea's liberation from Japan after World War II. Japanese social media was filled with chatter over the T...
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French President Emmanuel Macron talks to residents before the weekly cabinet meeting in Charleville-Mezieres, north eastern France, Wednesday, Nov.7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
November 07, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron waded into controversy Wednesday by praising a general who helped win World War I but became a top Nazi collaborator in World War II — comments that triggered outrage among French Jews. Marshal Philippe Petain's name appears alongside seven other top...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2009 file photo, Mari Hulman George, chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, gives the command to start engines at the start the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Hulman George, chairman of the board emeritus of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died early Saturday, Nov. 3, 3018. She was 83. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Hulman George’s death early Saturday in a statement and said her family was by her side.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 03, 2018 - 9:48 am
Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who ordered drivers to start their engines and was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died Saturday. She was 83. Hulman George, the speedway's chairman of the board emeritus, died in Indianapolis with her family at...
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Governor of Okinawa, Denny Tamaki, speaks during a interview with the Associated Press in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Tamaki, the newly elected governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, is headed to the U.S. with a message to the American people: Stop building the military base and build peace instead.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 31, 2018 - 2:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — The bicultural, newly elected governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa plans to visit the United States with a message to the American people: Stop building a disputed military base and build peace instead. "I want the American people to understand what has been, what is and...
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Evzones of Greek presidential guard parade through the streets of the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece during a military parade, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The parade is held to celebrate Greece's refusal to align itself with a belligerent fascist Italy in 1940 and instead fight a much stronger opponent, a decision which dragged it into World War II and eventually led to a brutal occupation by Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
October 28, 2018 - 9:51 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Italy's President Sergio Mattarella has attended Greece's annual military parade commemorating Greece's entry into World War II — against Italy. Mattarella attended the parade in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, at the invitation of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a parliamentary session in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Abe has vowed to bolster cooperation and friendship between his country and China in a key policy speech the day before he makes the first trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in seven years. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 24, 2018 - 4:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to bolster cooperation and friendship between Japan and China in a key policy speech Wednesday before making the first official trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in seven years. Abe said Japan and China are both responsible for the region's peace and...
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This 2011 photo provided by Ted Darcy, shows the unknown soldier grave site of Richard Murphy at the Manila American Cemetery at suburban Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. The body of the former journalist and U.S. Marine spent decades in this unknown soldier grave. The efforts of a volunteer researcher prompted the military to exhume the body for further testing in Hawaii. Now Murphy’s remains are expected to be brought to the Washington area in late November to be buried alongside his mother and other relatives in a family plot in Silver Spring, MD. (Ted Darcy via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerard Murphy never met his uncle Richard. But the Potomac, Maryland, native grew up hearing stories of the former journalist who enlisted in the Marines during World War II and disappeared during the Jan. 15, 1944, amphibious assault on the Pacific island of Saipan. "This was a...
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An undated picture showing a U.S. Army submerged vehicle in the bottom of Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake. An underwater search expedition in Italy has come up empty-handed after a small submarine scoured the bottom of Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake, to look for any remains of the 24 U.S. soldiers who were among the last casualties in the country before World War II ended. After three days of searching, the three-person submarine returned to the surface Thursday without no obvious evidence of remains or uniforms from the amphibious vehicle that sank in a storm on April 30, 1945. (Benach Nago-Torbole Via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 1:03 am
MILAN (AP) — An underwater search in Italy for the remains of 25 Americans who fought in World War II ended Thursday without finding physical traces of the soldiers whose amphibious vehicle sank in a storm on Lake Garda. A three-person submarine scoured the bottom of Italy's largest lake during the...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Abe is scheduled to reshuffle his Cabinet after his re-election as president of the ruling party, retaining key diplomatic and economy posts for continuity as Japan tackles challenging trade talks with the U.S.(Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 3:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday, retaining key diplomatic and economy posts as Japan tackles tough trade talks with the U.S. Abe was re-elected in September to head the Liberal Democratic Party for a third term, paving the way to serve as Japan's...
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In this Sept. 30, 2018, photo, Denny Tamaki celebrates his victory with supporters in the election for Okinawa governor in Naha city. Tamaki is the first Amerasian elected leader of Okinawa, and he is promising to reduce the U.S. military presence on the southwestern Japanese islands. With a Marine as his father, Tamaki represents to many the complex problems of Okinawa. He is also emerging as a new kind of leader, standing for diversity in a nation long known for uniformity and conformity. But what he can do on the bases remains a huge challenge, as many expect Japan’s national government to bulldoze its plan.(Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 4:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — The celebratory crowds in Okinawa chanted the unusual first name of the southern Japanese island's newly elected governor, shouting, "Denny! Denny! Denny!" The scene highlighted one of the first and most important questions for Denny Tamaki: How will he tackle the U.S. military...
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