World War II

FILE - In this May 26, 1945 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine tour Churchill's constituency of Woodford, in Essex, England, as part of the Conservative's General Election campaign. Britain is facing the most testing and significant, some would say tortuous, period in its modern history since World War II. The polarized electorate now has a critical choice to make _but it seems unlikely the result, whatever it may be, will heal deep and toxic divisions that could last a generation or more. (AP Photo/Eddie Worth, File)
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December 09, 2019 - 3:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history since World War II. The polarized electorate now has a critical choice to make -- but it seems unlikely the result, whatever it may be, will heal deep and toxic divisions that could last a generation or...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, a statue representing sex slaves is seen near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system. The letters read "Nullity". (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
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December 07, 2019 - 10:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system. The 23 documents were gathered by Japan's...
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Pearl Harbor survivor Lou Conter, 98, center, who was the only survivor from the USS Arizona to make it to this year's ceremony, smiles during the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Survivors and members of the public gathered in Pearl Harbor to remember those killed when Japanese planes bombed the Hawaii naval base 78 years ago and launched the U.S. into World War II. About a dozen survivors of the attack attended the annual ceremony, the youngest of whom are now in their late 90s. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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December 07, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of...
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Security stands guard outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii left at least one person injured Wednesday, military and hospital officials said. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman Charles Anthony confirmed that there was an active shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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December 06, 2019 - 6:59 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Lauren Bruner, a survivor of the USS Arizona which was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, holds with a 1940 photo of himself at his home in La Mirada, Calif. Divers will place the ashes of Bruner in the wreckage of his ship during a ceremony this weekend in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Bruner died earlier in 2019 at the age of 98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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December 06, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98...
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A security guard stands outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii left at least one person injured Wednesday, military and hospital officials said. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman Charles Anthony confirmed that there was an active shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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December 05, 2019 - 10:25 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself...
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Security stands guard outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii left at least one person injured Wednesday, military and hospital officials said. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman Charles Anthony confirmed that there was an active shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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December 05, 2019 - 1:40 am
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2007, file photo, former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone adjusts earphone during a press conference in Tokyo. Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics, died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. He was 101. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
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November 29, 2019 - 1:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics who pushed for a more assertive Japan while strengthening military ties with the United States, has died. He was 101. The office of his son, Hirofumi Nakasone, confirmed that Nakasone...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks during a bilateral meeting at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France. A new study of the Pew Research Center and the Koerber-Stiftung foundation shows Germans and Americans continue to have notably different perspectives on the relationship between their two countries: Americans are much more optimistic about bilateral ties than Germans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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November 25, 2019 - 8:10 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Almost three years into the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump, Germans and Americans continue to have notably different perspectives on the relationship between their two countries, with Americans much more optimistic than their European counterparts, a study said Tuesday. The Pew...
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Denmark's Crown Princess Mary, left, and Crown Prince Frederik, second from left, welcome by Poland's President Andrzej Duda, second from right, and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, right, during the welcoming ceremony at the start of their one-day visit marking 100 years of bilateral relations, in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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November 25, 2019 - 7:46 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary marked 100 years of Denmark’s diplomatic ties with Poland with a one-day visit to Warsaw Monday that involved meeting Poland’s president and World War II veterans. Frederik and Mary were greeted with military honors by...
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