World War II

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1950, file photo, residents from Pyongyang, North Korea, and refugees from other areas crawl perilously over shattered girders of the city's bridge, as they flee south across the Taedong River to escape the advance of Chinese Communist troops. Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped bring him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. He was 104. (AP Photo/Max Desfor, File)
February 19, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104. Desfor died at his apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he'd been living in his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018 file photo, a woman protests with a poster showing the Korean unification flag at the beach during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
February 12, 2018 - 7:50 pm
When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity among Northeast Asia's four nations — the two Koreas, Japan and China — and the United States. The...
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FILE - The Jan. 26, 2015 file photo shows the entrance to the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz with the "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets you Free) writing above, in Oswiecim, Poland. Poland's Senate has backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech, calling for up to three years in prison for any intentional attempt to falsely attribute the crimes of Nazi Germany to the Polish state or people. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
February 01, 2018 - 5:00 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate has backed legislation that will regulate Holocaust speech, a move that has already strained relations with both Israel and the United States. The bill proposed by Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice party and voted for early Thursday could see...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, Mort Walker, the artist and author of the Beetle Bailey comic strip, stands in his studio in Stamford, Conn. On Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, a family member said the comic strip artist has died. He was 94. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
January 27, 2018 - 11:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy private "Beetle Bailey," died Saturday. He was 94. Walker died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, said Greg Walker, his eldest...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lays a wreath during a ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943 memorial marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 27, 2018 - 7:43 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Elderly survivors were gathering Saturday at the former Auschwitz death camp and political leaders warned that the Nazi genocide must continue to serve as a warning as the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Warsaw, Poland, U.S. Secretary of State Rex...
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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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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a question-and-answer session at the parliament's lower house in Tokyo. Abe says North Korea should change its policies to help enrich its people. Abe told reporters Thursday, Jan, 4, 2018 that Japan would do its utmost, working with the U.S. and South Korea, to pressure Pyongyang to shift its course and end its missile tests and nuclear program. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
January 04, 2018 - 2:40 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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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 - 2:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito, who is handing the Chrysanthemum Throne 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 this year will...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, workers help at restoring a C-47 called "That's All, Brother," at Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh, Wis. The plane, which was lost for 70 years and accidentally discovered by an Air Force historian at the Basler junkyard, carried the first paratroopers who stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II. The group, Commemorative Air Force, started a campaign to restore the relic with hopes to fly the aircraft over Normandy in 2019 for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.(WLUK/Alex Ronallo, via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 2:53 pm
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and is being carefully restored in Wisconsin. The C-47, called "That's All, Brother," carried the first paratroopers who stormed the beaches of Normandy. The aircraft led the more than...
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Michael Rosbash, laureate in Medicine 2017 delivers a speech, during the Nobel banquet in the City Hall, in Stockholm, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 3:51 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American scientist who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for...
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