Putin meets with Ukraine president-elect at French D-Day event

Jun 7, 2014

Putin meets with Ukraine president-elect at French D-Day event

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held their first talks Friday since Moscow annexed Crimea, airing ways to end their four-month conflict in a brief encounter during commemorations in France of the World War II D-Day landings. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor ...

Jun 7, 2014

Rising seas wash Japanese war dead from Pacific island graves

Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese soldiers from their World War II graves on a low-lying Pacific archipelago, according to the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands. “There are coffins and dead people being washed away from graves. ...

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

Jun 6, 2014

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

President Barack Obama is the fourth sitting president to attend a D-Day anniversary observance in Normandy and the only one to visit the site of the Allied invasion twice during his presidency for an anniversary. It was not always a presidential tradition. Ronald Reagan ...

Quiet survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 96

Jun 6, 2014

Quiet survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 96

Elias Saavedra, one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96. Saavedra died of natural causes at his New Mexico home after battling a number of illnesses, his son, Alfred, said. Born in 1918, ...

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Jun 6, 2014

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. World leaders and dignitaries including President ...

Memorial to 'comfort women' unveiled near Washington D.C.

May 31, 2014

Memorial to 'comfort women' unveiled near Washington D.C.

A monument was unveiled in Virginia on Friday to commemorate the thousands of women who were forced to provide sex for Imperial Japanese soldiers in military brothels during the war. Japan euphemistically refers to the women as the “ianfu,” or “comfort women.” Similar memorials ...