World War II

In this June 7, 2019 photo, Ryan Cooper holds a 1972 portion of a diary that he wrote when he visited Otto Frank, the father of the famed Holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank, at his home in Yarmouth, Mass. The diary includes a photo of Anne Frank and the autographs of other people he met who knew her. Cooper has donated a trove of letters and mementos he received from Otto Frank to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ahead of the 90th anniversary of Anne Frank's birthday. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)
June 11, 2019 - 3:23 pm
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Cooper was a 20-something Californian unsure of his place in the world when he struck up a pen pal correspondence in the 1970s with Otto Frank, the father of the young Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Through dozens of letters and several face-to-face meetings, the two...
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, points as they arrive at Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 06, 2019 - 11:57 pm
LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on D-Day commemorations and President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day by paying tribute to the "cherished alliance" forged in battle by the U.S. and partner nations. Trump told aging...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, center, and and U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attend an international ceremony on Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, Thursday, June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Fred Tanneau, Pool via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 10:10 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Concluding D-Day celebrations at Juno beach, with birds singing in the background, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has made a plea for global peace and understanding. Philippe attended the...
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People on a tank watch fireworks in Arromanches in Normandy region of France, Thursday, June 6, 2019. World leaders and veterans gathered Thursday in France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
June 06, 2019 - 9:21 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice. The mission now, they said, was to honor the dead and keep...
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U.S President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019. World leaders are gathered Thursday in France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Ludovic Marin/POOL via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 6:36 pm
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has at times questioned the value of NATO and other institutions that emerged from World War II, paid tribute on the 75th anniversary of D-Day to the "cherished alliance" forged in battle by the U.S. and partner nations. To aging...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 12, 2012 photo, tourists stand around the sculpture 'Mother with her Dead Son' by artist Kaethe Kollwitz at the Neue Wache (New Guard House) in Berlin. The Neue Wache is the central memorial of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny. There’s no denying that the machine guns and howitzers firing at the Allied forces landing in Normandy 75 years ago were manned by German soldiers. But over the decades, Germans’ attitudes toward the war have evolved from a sense of defeat to something far more complex. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
June 06, 2019 - 2:55 pm
BERLIN (AP) — When Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Allies for the D-Day invasion and the "liberation" of Germany in World War II, she might have raised some eyebrows internationally. To those at home, the statement was unremarkable. There's no denying that the machine guns and howitzers firing...
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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy high fives Steven Duggar (6) after an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles , Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Baltimore. The Giants beat the Orioles 8-1. (AP Photo/Tommy Gilligan)
June 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 75th anniversary of D-Day held special meaning for San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. The son of an Army veteran who served during World War II, Bochy had an uncle who was part of the Allied invasion forces in Normandy on June 6, 1944. "He was in the Army, he hit the...
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Journalists watch a TV broadcast of a meeting of Russian president Vladimir Putin with heads of news agencies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 06, 2019 - 10:03 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on comments Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says a page should be turned on the strain in relations between Moscow and London caused by the poisoning of a former spy. Speaking...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, meets U.S President Donald Trump during a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019. World leaders are gathered Thursday in France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Ian Langsdon/POOL via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 9:11 am
CAEN, France (AP) — France wants the D-Day commemoration to showcase its long friendship with the United States, but relations are strained as President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron prepare to meet Thursday on the sidelines of the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in...
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Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 06, 2019 - 12:34 am
LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — President Donald Trump is joining other world leaders Thursday on the beaches of Normandy, France, paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion and the few surviving veterans of the battle that changed the course of World War II. It is another moment for...
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