FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, French President Francois Hollande awards Cecile Rol-Tanguy, the Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor medal, during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. A French female figure of the Resistance during World War II, Cecile Rol-Tanguy, has died at the age of 101. She had actively helped liberating Paris from the Nazi occupation in 1944. French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to a “freedom fighter.” (Ian Langsdon/Pool photo via AP, file)
May 09, 2020 - 10:30 am
PARIS (AP) — French Resistance member Cecile Rol-Tanguy, who risked her life during World War II by working to liberate Paris from Nazi occupation, has died. She was 101. Rol-Tanguy died on Friday at her home in Monteaux, in central France, as Europe commemorated the 75th anniversary of the...
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In this May 5, 2020, frame from video, Alfred Abayev, head of a volunteer group searching for remains of the WW II Red Army soldiers, right, looks at projectile left on a WW II battlefield near Khulkhuta in the province of Kalmykia in southern Russia. The search is part of a broad effort by myriad volunteer groups across the country to pay tributes to the fallen WW II soldiers. (AP Photo/Radik Nurmukhamedov)
May 09, 2020 - 3:09 am
KHULKHUTA, Russia (AP) — Crouching over the sun-drenched soil, Alfred Abayev picks up a charred fragment of a Soviet warplane downed in a World War II battle with advancing Nazi forces. “You can see it was burning,” he says, pointing at the weathered trace of a red star. Abayev and members of his...
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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)
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)
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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In this image taken from video and made available by Buckingham Palace, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II addresses the nation and the Commonwealth on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, from Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday May 8, 2020. (Buckingham Palace via AP)
May 08, 2020 - 4:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Europe marked the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces in low-key fashion Friday because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions across the continent. The big celebrations planned were either canceled or dramatically scaled back. There were no mass...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, April 3, 2020, a worker covers the statue of a Soviet World War II commander Marshall Ivan Stepanovic Konev for removal from its site in Prague, Czech Republic. Relations between the Czech Republic and Russia have taken a turn for the worse in a series of disputes over the interpretation of historical events. Three Prague politicians whose recent actions upset Russia have been placed under police protection amid a media report that Russian intelligence services have been plotting to poison them with the deadly toxin ricin. Russia has opened a criminal investigation into Prague's removal of a war memorial to a World War II hero, among other actions that have tested diplomatic ties. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)
May 08, 2020 - 9:33 am
PRAGUE (AP) — It began with the dismantling of a statue of a Russian World War II hero and the renaming of a Prague square. Now three of the Czech capital's mayors are under police protection, fearing they are the targets of a Russian assassin carrying a deadly toxin, and Russian-Czech relations...
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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)
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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World War II veteran Ken Hay walks in his garden in London, Monday, May 4, 2020. VE-Day was the end of four days of celebration for Ken Hay. It began when the former prisoner of war got his first sight of home in almost a year from a Lancaster bomber he flew back in. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 08, 2020 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Seventy-five years after World War II ended in Europe, The Associated Press spoke to veterans who endured mortal danger, oppression and fear. As they mark Victory in Europe Day on Friday, they also are dealing with loneliness brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is some of...
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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)
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)
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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