World War II

In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia . The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
May 09, 2018 - 10:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Best known outside Russia as the site of the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II, Volgograd's summer heat could prove to be a challenge for visiting teams. Laid out along the banks of the Volga River on the flat steppe of southern Russia, it will play host to England's first game of...
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April 04, 2018 - 12:27 am
A museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico — a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb which helped end World War II — has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because of its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons. The Los Alamos Historical Museum confirmed Monday that it will not host a...
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March 31, 2018 - 4:04 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the Masters: 75 years ago (1943): Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts decided after the 1942 Masters to stop the tournament for the rest of World War II. According to the Augusta Chronicle, the club's greenskeeper raised turkey and...
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March 27, 2018 - 6:43 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Steven Wisensale, University of Connecticut (THE CONVERSATION) On Feb. 9, 2001, an American submarine, the USS Greenville, surfaced beneath the Ehime Maru, a Japanese ship filled with...
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This Feb. 14, 1942 photo provided by the U.S. National Archives shows the five Sullivan brothers on board USS Juneau (CL-52) at the time of her commissioning ceremonies at the New York Navy Yard. The brothers who were all killed in the World War II sinking of the USS Juneau on Nov. 13, 1942. From left to right: Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison and George Sullivan. Wreckage from the USS Juneau, a Navy ship sunk by the Japanese 76 years ago, has been found in the South Pacific. (U.S. National Archives via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 9:37 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, whose story was...
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Jewish women hug each other during a commemoration for the victims of the Holocaust at the railway station in Bitola, southern Macedonia, on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Thousands of people have joined a march in southern Macedonian town of Bitola, commemorating 75 years of deportation and destruction of almost entire country's Jewish community in the Nazi extermination camp Treblinka, during World War II. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
March 11, 2018 - 4:17 pm
BITOLA, Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in southern Macedonia to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the deportation and eventual death of almost the country's entire Jewish population. Public officials, civic group representatives and relatives of former Macedonian Jews came from...
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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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February 12, 2018 - 6:42 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan (THE CONVERSATION) On Jan. 26, the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Polish parliament voted in favor of a bill making it...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visits the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews during WWII, in Markowa, Poland, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Poland and Israel are locked in a bitter dispute over Poland's new legislation that is to regulate Holocaust speech. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
February 02, 2018 - 11:22 am
MARKOWA, Poland (AP) — Poland's controversial legislation regulating Holocaust speech could have been timed and presented better, the prime minister acknowledged Friday, but he insisted that the law is needed to defend historical truth. Mateusz Morawiecki spoke on Friday to foreign correspondents...
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Barbed wire fences are pictured at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 30, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic dispute between Poland and Israel over pending legislation that would outlaw blaming Poland for the crimes of the Holocaust has led to an outburst of anti-Semitic comments in Poland, including some in the government-controlled media. Poland's lower house of...
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