World War II

Russian President Vladimir Putin puts flowers on a monument at Nevsky Pyatachok near Kirovsk, to mark the 75th anniversary of the battle that broke the Siege of Leningrad, in St, Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. As many as 200,000 Soviet soldiers were killed between September 1941 and May 1943 in fighting to break the Nazi siege of Nevsky Pyatachok, an area about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of St. Petersburg which was then called Leningrad. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, pool)
January 18, 2018 - 8:58 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Russia's breaking the Nazi siege of Leningrad. The Red Army broke the nearly 900-day blockade of the city on January 19, 1943, after fierce fighting. Putin was born in Leningrad...
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A horse-drawn cart, catering to tourists, passes by a statue of a "Comfort Woman" or Filipino sex slaves during WWII, which was erected along a scenic Baywalk in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The statue, which symbolizes Filipino women forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels and inaugurated on Dec. 9, 2017, has created a controversy after Japanese Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda reportedly voiced "displeasure" in her meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 11, 2018 - 6:30 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A women's group asked the Philippine president on Thursday to oppose any request by Japan to remove a newly erected statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II. The Gabriela women's group said President Rodrigo Duterte...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his speech during a news conference for the New Year in Ise, central Japan Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. North Korea should shift course and drop its nuclear program and missile tests to become a wealthier nation, Abe said Thursday. (Yoshiaki Sakamoto/Kyodo News via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 2:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea should shift course and drop its nuclear program and missile tests to become a wealthier nation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference for the new year, Abe told reporters Japan was watching to see the impact of sanctions against...
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These sketches provided by Ira Dube of U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division soldiers were among more than a dozen done by his father, Stan Dube, during World War II. Ira Dube, found them stashed in the attic of his sister’s home. Now Ira Dube is hoping to identify the men, so he has donated 15 sketches to the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs. (Stan Dube/Ira Dube via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 1:05 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Before the Army's 27th Infantry Division was decimated in a bloody World War II battle, Stan Dube sketched portraits of his fellow soldiers. The 17 drawings were forgotten after the war and stashed in an attic for decades before being found a year ago by his son. Now,...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, with Crown Prince Naruhito waves to well-wishers from the bullet-proofed balcony during his New Year's public appearance with his family members at Imperial Palace in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Akihito, who is handing the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son Naruhito next year, is being showered with cheers from tens of thousands of New Year's well-wishers at the palace. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 02, 2018 - 3:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito, who will abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne and hand it to his son next year, was showered with cheers from tens of thousands of New Year's well-wishers Tuesday at the Imperial Palace. "Happy New Year," the 84-year-old emperor said from a balcony. "I wish that...
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December 29, 2017 - 10:55 am
Jan. 2 — Jean Vuarnet, 83, Olympic skiing champion who helped pioneer the aerodynamic tuck position for downhill racers. The Frenchman won Olympic gold in the downhill at the 1960 winter games in Squaw Valley, California. Rejecting wooden skis, he was the first skier to win an Olympic gold on metal...
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In this Nov. 18, 2017 photo, construction workers carry a generator as a bulldozer remove debris from destroyed shops in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. Along the neighborhood’s gutted roads, a handful of people are beginning to rebuild but the task ahead will take years _ and billions of dollars. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
December 28, 2017 - 10:56 am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — For nearly 2½ miles along the western bank of the Tigris River, hardly a single building is intact. The warren of narrow streets of Mosul's Old City is a crumpled landscape of broken concrete and metal. Every acre is weighed down by more than 3,000 tons of rubble, much of it...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock 'n' roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
December 28, 2017 - 2:17 am
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding father Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock 'n' roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
December 28, 2017 - 2:15 am
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017 file photo, Bataan Death March survivor Ramon Regalado reminisces at his home in El Cerrito, Calif. Regalado died Dec. 16, 2017, in El Cerrito, California, said Cecilia I. Gaerlan, executive director of the Bataan Legacy Historical Society. He was 100. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)
December 27, 2017 - 5:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man who survived the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March and symbolized the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during World War II has died. He was 100. Ramon Regalado died Dec. 16 in El Cerrito, California, said Cecilia...
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