World War I

California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California's capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed P...
17:48 16 February 2022

German president marks Dresden bombing, warns of rising hate

DRESDEN, Germany — Germany's president called Thursday for his countrymen to stand up to extremism and nationalism, warning that hatred and a desire f...
19:19 13 February 2022

Oscar Predictions: Can ‘Parasite’ upset ’1917′?

NEW YORK — Ahead of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle shares his predictions for a ceremony with a lot of locks bu...
19:31 5 February 2022

Best picture ’1917′ is big winner at British Academy Awards

LONDON — Gut-wrenching World War I epic “1917” was the big winner at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, winning seven awards including best picture...
22:02 2 February 2022

Key quotes from world leaders at Holocaust forum

JERUSALEM — The presidents of France and Germany warned of rising anti-Semitism. Israeli and American leaders lashed out at Iran. Russia's president t...
20:15 23 January 2022

Leaders vow to learn from Holocaust, offer competing lessons

JERUSALEM — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Ho...
18:44 23 January 2022

Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

WARSAW, Poland — Over the next several days, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the...
12:28 22 January 2022

Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne

BERLIN — Explosives experts on Tuesday successfully defused an unexploded American bomb from World War II in the western German city of Cologne, autho...
11:24 21 January 2022

Hungary commemorates 1945 liberation of Budapest ghetto

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's Jewish community on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet troops of the Budapest ghetto, ...
14:25 19 January 2022

World War II bomb defused in Germany after mass evacuation

BERLIN — Two World War II bombs were successfully defused in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday, hours after thousands of people were evacu...
16:36 12 January 2022

“1917,” “Once Upon a Time Hollywood” win Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technical...
4:25 6 January 2022

Putin rebuffs Western criticism of 1939 Stalin-Hitler pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin countered European criticism of a 1939 Soviet pact with Nazi Germany on Tuesday, charging that collusion with Adolf H...
14:13 24 December 2021

Review: A technical feat, ’1917′ is great storytelling, too

It's been a good time for World War I buffs — especially if they're also movie buffs. A year ago director Peter Jackson applied state-of-the-art techn...
16:16 23 December 2021

Putin bristles at Western criticism of 1939 Soviet-Nazi pact

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday strongly rejected Western criticism of a 1939 Soviet pact with Nazi Germany, arguing that Western ...
15:40 20 December 2021

Q&A: Sam Mendes on making ’1917′ in one long take

NEW YORK — After the juggling act of two Bond films, with their cadre of characters and armory of gadgets, Sam Mendes had something cleaner in mind fo...
14:35 20 December 2021

WWII allies, Germany mark 75 yrs since Battle of the Bulge

BASTOGNE, Belgium — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in Wor...
14:12 16 December 2021

75 years on, Battle of the Bulge memories bond people

THIMISTER-CLERMONT, Belgium — As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshif...
16:12 15 December 2021

Ceremony to remember those killed in Pearl Harbor attack

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — More than 2,000 people are expected at a ceremony Saturday to remember those killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor 78...
16:47 7 December 2021

Navy vet’s ashes destined for sunken Pearl Harbor battleship

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona af...
17:50 6 December 2021

Military responds to reports of shooting at Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU — The military says security forces are responding to reports of a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
1:28 5 December 2021

Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dead at 101

TOKYO — Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics who pushed for a more assertive Japan wh...
4:48 29 November 2021

Man using magnet fishes WWI-era grenade from Michigan river

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A magnet-wielding angler has fished a World War I-era grenade from a western Michigan river.
12:16 27 November 2021

Review: ‘Midway’ turns the WW II battle into a cartoon

The first thing Roland Emmerich should do after his latest movie "Midway" hits theaters is apologize.
14:01 6 November 2021