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In this photo taken on Thursday, April 30, 2020, Valentina Efremova, a World War II veteran, who served as a nurse in field hospitals on the frontlines throughout the war, speaks during her interview with the Associated Press in Yakutsk, Russia. For Russian World War II veteran Valentina Efremova, the coronavirus pandemic is like going through the war all over again. After the war, the 96-year-old said, "our lives were improving, year after year. And suddenly there's this pandemic, which is like another war ... this time - a biological one." (AP Photo/Alex Lee)
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May 09, 2020 - 2:39 am
YAKUTSK, Russia (AP) — On the 75th anniversary of the allied victory in the World War II, The Associated Press spoke to veterans in ex-Soviet countries and discovered that lessons they learned during the war are helping them cope with a new major challenge — the coronavirus pandemic. As they...
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A man wear a face mark as he fishes near docked oil drilling platforms, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Port Aransas, Texas. Texas' stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has eased restrictions on many businesses, churches, state parks and beaches. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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May 08, 2020 - 10:54 pm
As coronavirus-induced economic pain grew around the world, some U.S. states moved forward Friday with plans to reopen their economies, while European countries held muted commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on the continent. Around the U.K., residents were...
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The residents of Cambrian Road in Chester dress up in 1945 clothing and have a social distancing tea party to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Friday May 8, 2020. Although large-scale public events are unable to go ahead because of coronavirus restrictions, tributes will be paid by politicians and members of the royal family, as well as through a host of other events as the nation remembers those who fought and died in World War II. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
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May 08, 2020 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe was marking the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces following six years of war in a low-key fashion Friday due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions across the continent. The big celebrations planned have been either cancelled or scaled back...
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In this May 1, 2019 file photo, World War II and D-Day veteran Charles Norman Shay, from Indian Island, Maine, salutes the grave of fellow soldier Edward Morozewicz at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. Instead of parades, remembrances, embraces and one last great hurrah for veteran soldiers who are mostly in their nineties to celebrate VE Day, it is instead a lockdown due to the coronavirus, COVID-19. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
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May 08, 2020 - 7:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — On Friday's 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, talk of war is afoot again — this time against a disease that has killed at least a quarter of a million people worldwide. Instead of parades, remembrances and one last great hurrah for veterans now mostly in their...
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Historian Sebastiaan Vonk, second right, and American ambassador Peter Hoekstra, third from right, lay a wreath at the graves of eight members of the crew of an American B17 bomber shot down over the Netherlands on July 30, 1943, in the tiny rural village of Opijnen, Netherlands, Monday, May 4, 2020. Vonk's Faces of Margraten project, founded six years ago, already has uncovered some 7,500 photos, which were due to be displayed next to graves in Margraten this week as Europe commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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May 08, 2020 - 3:57 am
OPIJNEN, Netherlands (AP) — Staff Sgt. Maurice Gosney was just a name carved on a white cross until a young Dutch historian went in search of the fallen American soldier's face. Killed in an ambush near the German village of Sulzfeld on April 11, 1945, Gosney is one of more than 10,000 American...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on the transport system development via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 7, 2020. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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May 07, 2020 - 4:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed progress in combating the coronavirus pandemic along with arms control issues and oil prices in a phone call Thursday, the White House and the Kremlin said. The White House said Trump spoke with Putin “to...
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Defendant Philip Manshaus appears in court on charges of murder and terrorism in Olso, Norway, Thursday May, 7, 2020. Manshaus suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with firearms “with the intention to kill as many Muslims as possible,” has appeared in court, charged with murder and terror. Philip Manshaus has denied the charges. (Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix via AP)
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May 07, 2020 - 9:44 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian man suspected of killing his ethnic Chinese stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque and opening fire said Thursday on the first day of his trial that it was an act of “emergency justice" and that he regretted not having caused more damage. Philip Manshaus...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the Rear-Front Memorial sculpted by Lev Golovnitsky and drawn by Yakov Belopolsky, the first part of a triptych also consisting of The Motherland Calls in Volgograd and Warrior Liberator in Treptower Park, Berlin, is seen in Magnitogorsk, Russia. A Magnitogorsk memorial honors both those who fought and those who supplied them. The Rear-Front Memorial shows a soldier and a steelworker holding a sword together, with the worker facing the vast steel mills that were key suppliers to the Soviet defense effort. (AP Photo/Maxim Shmakov)
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May 07, 2020 - 3:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians this year won't be able to mark Victory Day, the end of World War II in Europe, with the usual elaborate parades because of coronavirus restrictions . But they can turn their eyes to a remarkable array of war monuments. The Soviet Union's suffering and valor in the war has...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday May 5 2020, Marion Nivard, 15, a student at Saint-Louis Middle School in Cabourg, shows a photo of WWII veterans, including Bill Ridgewell, in Varaville, Normandy.As V-E Day approached, Nivard and her classmates in the Normandy region thought of 94-year-old Bill Ridgewell and other vets living in isolation because of the COVID-19 pandemic — just as they were. The teens decided to swap stories with the men about their lives under lockdown. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
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May 07, 2020 - 3:11 am
CABOURG, France (AP) — French student Marion Nivard starting writing last year to a World War II veteran in Britain, thanking him for taking part in the Normandy invasion that freed her country from the Nazis. As VE Day approached, Nivard and her classmates in the Normandy region thought of 94-year...
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FILE - In this May 8, 1945 file photo Parisians march through the Arc de Triomphe jubilantly waving flags of the Allied Nations as they celebrate the end of World War II in Europe. Nazi commanders signed their surrender to Allied forces in a French schoolhouse 75 years ago this week, ending World War II in Europe and the Holocaust. (AP Photo, File)
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May 06, 2020 - 4:14 am
REIMS, France (AP) — Nazi commanders signed their surrender to Allied forces in a French schoolhouse 75 years ago this week, ending World War II in Europe and the Holocaust. Unlike the mass street celebrations that greeted this momentous news in 1945, surviving veterans are marking V-E Day this...
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