World War II
1939–1945 global conflict between the Axis and the Allies
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Nazi submarine base in France repurposed for art space
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Eiffel Tower re-opens with new rules
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Russia's Putin hails Soviet role in WWII at military parade
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Artist lets public deface Hitler portrait
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Artist tests public opinion with Hitler's portrait
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Putin watches WW2 parade before vote to extend his rule
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Abuses of British Empire come under scrutiny
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Moscow
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Watch: Rehearsal by Indian contingent takes place ahead of 75th Victory Day Parade at Moscow
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Joint flypast commemorates WWII resistance
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Social distancing maintained as Johnson greets Macron
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PM and Macron view wartime artefacts
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Vera Lynn, The Forces' Sweetheart, Dies Aged 103
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'Forces' Sweetheart' Vera Lynn dies aged 103
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Tributes flood in for Dame Vera Lynn
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BREAKING NEWS: Dame Vera Lynn dies aged 103
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Second World War veterans on what Dame Vera Lynn meant to them
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Trump plans to reduce U.S. troops in Germany
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UK marks anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72
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Adele leads messages to mark third anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire
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London braces for violence at Saturday protests
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Charles joins tributes to soldiers caught up in ‘forgotten Dunkirk’
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German exports collapse in April as coronavirus wrecks demand
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British singer and wartime icon Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103British singer and songwriter Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103. She was very popular during WWII, and best known for her song We'll Meet Again.
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Eiffel Tower in Paris to welcome back visitors on June 25The Eiffel Tower in Paris will reopen on June 25 from its longest closure since World War Two after being forced to shut for more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tower's..
Ukrainian computer game featuring Hitler in Moscow angers KremlinThe Kremlin on Wednesday accused a Ukrainian computer game developer of glorifying Nazism by producing a game which features Adolf Hitler overseeing a fictional World War Two victory parade in Moscow,..
Sarajevo protests Mass for slain Nazi allies with march for their victimsThousands marched through Sarajevo on Saturday to commemorate victims of the Ustasa regime, a puppet state founded by Croat fascists and allied to Nazi Germany, and to oppose a Catholic Mass held in..
Russia's Putin urges unity as he presides over slimmed down Victory DayPresident Vladimir Putin told Russians on Saturday they are invincible when they stand together as he presided over celebrations of victory in World War Two that were slimmed down because of the..
Shunning virus lockdown, defiant Belarus stages Victory Day paradeThousands of soldiers marched in Belarus on Saturday to celebrate the Soviet victory in World War Two, as President Alexander Lukashenko rejected calls for lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus..
Putin presides over slimmed down Victory Day as coronavirus cases riseRussia marked 75 years since the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on Saturday, but the coronavirus outbreak forced it to scale back celebrations seen as boosting support for President..
Coronavirus forces Russia to hold slimmed down Victory Day in blow to PutinRussia marks 75 years since the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on Saturday, but the coronavirus outbreak has forced it to scale back celebrations seen as boosting support for the..
Queen tells Britain 'never give up' in tribute to WW2 generationQueen Elizabeth led tributes to veterans of World War Two recalling the "never give up, never despair" message of Victory in Europe Day 75 years ago as the coronavirus damped commemorations for the end..
'Never give up, never despair': Queen praises Britons on VE DayBritain's Queen Elizabeth honoured those who died in World War Two on Friday, the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, and used the occasion to say she was proud of how people had responded to..
Merkel, Trump agree in phone call to keep memory of WW2 horrors aliveGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday marked the end of World War Two in Europe 75 years ago, a German government spokesman said.
Tea and singing: Britain honours World War Two anniversaryBritons stood in silence and Queen Elizabeth was to address the nation on Friday's 75th anniversary of "Victory in Europe" Day, though the coronavirus dampened commemorations for the end of World War..
Putin uses WW2 anniversary for bridge-building with U.S., BritainPresident Vladimir Putin sent telegrams on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting the need to rekindle their nations' cooperation during World War Two..
Don't forget past, Jewish leader warns Germans on eve of WW2 anniversaryMany young Germans have failed to learn the lessons of history, and anti-Semitism is becoming entrenched in the land responsible for the Holocaust, a Jewish leader warned, a day before the 75th..
Dutch mark 75th liberation anniversary, king urges reflectionThe Dutch celebrated the 75th anniversary of their liberation from Nazi occupation on Tuesday after King Willem-Alexander paid tribute to war victims and acknowledged that some had "felt abandoned" by..
Berlin's battle scars linger 75 years after Nazi defeatGermany has been forced to cancel public events to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe but Berliners need no ceremonies to remember their downfall - the scars of war are all..
Trump and Putin issue rare joint statement promoting cooperationU.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin issued a rare joint statement on Saturday commemorating a 1945 World War Two link-up of U.S. and Soviet troops on their way to..
Australia's veterans say there's still 'a lot of feeling' this Anzac Day despite coronavirusWhile dawn services for Anzac Day looked very different this year, many WWII veterans were unfazed by the restrictions, insisting the annual commemoration was more about the “spirit and the..
Pandemic dashes Anzac Day plans - but not spirits - for WWII hero"It is quite possible to think back to those days," says Guy Griffiths. "I don't have to go to a memorial to think about the loss of the Repulse."
Putin postpones milestone Victory Day military parade over coronavirusPresident Vladimir Putin, citing the deepening coronavirus crisis, said on Thursday Russia would postpone its May 9 celebrations including a huge military parade across Red Square to mark 75 years..
Anne Frank's diary in 2020: vlogging from the annex hideoutA series of video diaries based on the writings of Jewish teenager Anne Frank during her years hiding from the Nazis during World War Two have become a hit with young viewers, the Anne Frank House..
French doctor, 98, keeps working through coronavirus crisisDoctor Christian Chenay is almost old enough to remember the 1918 Spanish flu and treated typhus sufferers during World War Two. Now, as he nears his 99th birthday, he is still caring for patients..
'Bigger than winning the war': WWII vet, aged 99, survives coronavirus in BrazilWorld War Two veteran Ermando Piveta, aged 99, became the oldest Brazilian to recover from the coronavirus on Tuesday.
UK economy could shrink by the most in 300 years in 2020Britain's economy could shrink by 13% this year due to the government's coronavirus shutdown, its deepest recession in three centuries, and public borrowing is set to surge to a post-World War Two..
'We'll meet again': Queen Elizabeth invokes WW2 spirit to defeat coronavirusQueen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown and self-isolation, invoking the spirit of World War..
U.N. warns of 'dire' effects of coronavirus, 'greatest test' since WWIIThe United Nations warned of potentially "dire" long-term effects of the coronavirus outbreak on countries and the global economy and called for greater international cooperation to fight the pandemic.
Help us like you were helped after war, Italy's virus hit cities tell GermanyItalian mayors and regional governors on Tuesday bought a page in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper to ask Germany for solidarity amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying that other states agreed..
Glezos, Greek who tore swastika from Acropolis in WW2, dies aged 97Manolis Glezos, a prominent Greek whose act of defiance against Nazi occupation during World War Two was a rallying cry for the country's resistance movement, died on Monday, authorities said. He was..
All parts of UK now on emergency footing to fight coronavirus - ministerAll parts of Britain are on an emergency footing the likes of which have not been seen since World War Two in the fight against coronavirus, with strategic coordination centers being set up across the..
COVID-19 crisis: what will Australia look like on the other side?"We have gone to lengths we haven't seen since World War II in terms of government intervening in the economy," says economist John Daley, "and I don't think people will forget this in a hurry."
Reserved Britons show love with national cheer for carersLocked-down Britons all over the country took to their balconies and door steps on Thursday evening to applaud health workers who are battling the spread of coronavirus - an emotional show of..
Shut by coronavirus, London Zoo seeks donations to safeguard animalsThe world's oldest zoo is shut to the public for the first time since World War Two as London locks down because of the coronavirus pandemic, but for the roughly 18,000 animals housed there, life must..
Coronavirus lockdown leaves Paris street in 1940s time warpA Parisian neighbourhood has been left stuck in a World War Two time-warp after the makers of a 1940s-era film had to abandon their set before France went into a coronavirus lockdown.
Austria mobilizes military reserves to fight coronavirusAustria is mobilizing its military reservists for the first time since World War Two, asking them to fight the coronavirus outbreak by helping with food supplies, medical support and police operations,..
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Bishops lead prayers on church steps as visitors keep social distanceFor the first time since the Second World War, Anglican Cathedrals will lead public prayer on outside church steps in respect of social-distancing measures.
UK government evokes wartime Blitz spirit for fight against coronavirusBritain's government has called for a national effort similar to the one which helped the country survive during the Second World War as it prepares to fight the spread of coronavirus.
Empty shops, deserted streets as Italy imposes coronavirus lockdownClosed shops, plunging stock markets and prison riots marked the first day after Italy locked down much of its northern region in a bid to fight the coronavirus outbreak with some of the most draconian..
South Korea suspends visas for Japanese in tit-for-tat coronavirus curbsSouth Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyo's own travel restrictions on Koreans, as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between..
Germany reopens hate speech, gun law debates after shisha bar killingsGermany's government faced calls to toughen gun ownership laws and step up efforts to track far-right sympathizers, after the suspect in one of its worst mass shootings since World War Two was found to..
Frydenberg citizenship challenged in courtFederal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is facing a court challenge on his eligibility to sit in parliament because of his mother's flight from Hungary after WWII.
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Polish PM seeks visit to Russia for plane crash and Katyn anniversariesPoland's prime minister said he wants to visit Russia to commemorate the victims of a World War Two massacre and 2010 plane crash, amid heightened tensions with Moscow after recent comments by Vladimir..
German president warns of racist 'poison' at Dresden WW2 bombing ceremonyPresident Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Germans they must reject racism and anti-Semitism at a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Allied bombing raids on Dresden, which killed 25,000 people near..
WW2 bombing commemorated in far-right stronghold DresdenGermans on Thursday commemorate 75 years since Allied bombing raids on Dresden killed 25,000 people just three months before the end of World War Two in an operation that still fuels the surging..
UK's Big Ben tower more badly damaged by Nazi bombs than thoughtBritain's Big Ben tower at the Houses of Parliament was more badly damaged by German bombs during World War Two than originally thought, experts said on Thursday, as the bill for its restoration rose..
Britain Brexits - United Kingdom leaves the European UnionThe United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union on Friday for an uncertain Brexit future, turning its back on post-World War Two attempts to unite the once warring nations of Europe into a..