Thousands rally to remember those killed by French forces in 1945 as government demands Paris apologise for "crimes against humanity" during colonial era.
In human history, no state has maintained as many bases around the world as the United States, experts say.
Johns Hopkins University says the lives lost in the US due to Covid-19 are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebraska.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has returned to court for a trial on slander charges he calls politically motivated amid mounting tensions between Russia and the West over his jailing.
Hours after his inauguration, President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders to keep the US in the WHO, end the entry ban from mostly Muslim-majority countries, bolster environmental protections and strengthen the fight against Covid-19.
South Korea’s landmark ruling is set to rekindle animosities between the Asian neighbours as Japan immediately protested the decision, maintaining all wartime compensation was resolved under a 1965 treaty.
Beijing has accused John Ratcliffe of slander after the US intelligence head said China posed the "greatest threat to America and freedom worldwide since World War II."
World leaders come together virtually to mark the event as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member world body.
Around 1.2 million Japanese soldiers, who died overseas during Tokyo’s military rampage across Asia in the early 20th century, are believed to be scattered across remote islands in the South Pacific, in northern China, Mongolia and Russia.
On May 8, 1945, French colonial forces launched a wave of repression in Algeria that killed thousands - the same day Europeans celebrated the end of World War II.
Forced to postpone the country's traditional May 9 Victory Day celebrations by the coronavirus pandemic, Putin rescheduled the parade for just a week ahead of a July 1 public vote on controversial constitutional reforms.
As teenagers, the sisters lived with their parents in Stalingrad, the city now known as Volgograd that saw one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. They were separated in 1942 as civilians were being evacuated to escape Nazi encirclement.
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