World War II

FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
December 01, 2018 - 10:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. Bush, who also presided during the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Ray Chavez, a Pearl Harbor survivor from Poway, Calif., poses for a photo as he was eating breakfast in Honolulu. Chavez was out on a minesweeper, the USS Condor, in the early hours before the attack. The oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor has died at age 106. Chavez's daughter, Kathleen Chavez, of Poway, Calif., tells The Associated Press her father died in his sleep Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
November 21, 2018 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died Wednesday. He was 106. Chavez, who had been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his daughter,...
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Participants tear papers reading "2015 agreement between South Korea and Japan" during a weekly rally against Japanese government near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 21, 2018 - 1:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. The widely expected decision, if carried out, would effectively kill a controversial 2015 agreement...
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Heads of states and world leaders attend ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Paris. Over 60 heads of state and government were taking part in a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the mute and powerful symbol of sacrifice to the millions who died from 1914-18. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
November 11, 2018 - 6:17 am
PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve the peace gathered by the dozens Sunday to mark the end of World War I's slaughter 100 years ago, turning Paris into the epicenter of global commemorations that drove home a powerful message: never again. Over 60 heads of...
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A 1942 Office of War Information poster copy hangs in a hallway of the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, N.H., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. A trove of propaganda posters from World War I and II were found recently found after being lost in storage for decades in the library's basement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 10, 2018 - 9:53 am
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words "This Is the Enemy." Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting gardens and buying potatoes. Still others warned that loose lips can literally sink...
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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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