Former president Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who has died aged 94, brought a wind of change to French politics during his seven-year mandate, breaking with the conservatism that dominated after World War II.
Donald Trump has boasted of being an atypical leader but he’s now entered a rare club he will definitely not appreciate — US presidents who have lost reelection.
President Vladimir Putin told Russians they are “invincible” when they stand together as the country on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in lockdown from the coronavirus.
Queen Elizabeth II on Friday invoked the wartime spirit to “never despair” as Britain marked 75 years since the end of World War II in Europe under the shadow of coronavirus.
A 99-year-old World War II veteran in Brazil was released from hospital with military honors Tuesday after recovering from COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic is the worst global crisis since World War II, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday, expressing concern that it could trigger conflicts around the world.
Italy on Thursday overtook China’s coronavirus death total and braced for an extended lockdown that could see the economy suffer its biggest shock since World War II.
The unveiling on Monday of Pope Pius XII’s archives has been demanded for decades by Jewish groups and historians.
Malacañang reminded United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump that the Philippines fought on the U.S. side during World War II against the Japanese.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for blaming Poland for the outbreak of World War II, saying Moscow was lying to deflect attention from recent failures.
Poland and Russia have again clashed over who was to blame for unleashing World War II, each accusing the other of distorting history and trying to undermine already strained relations.
The Philippine Navy (PN) has formally retired its oldest ship, the BRP Cebu (PS-28), from the service during decommissioning ceremonies in Captain Salvo Pier, Naval Base Cavite early this week.
Japan’s wartime emperor Hirohito wanted to express his regret and remorse shortly after World War II but the prime minister at the time stopped him, local media reported Tuesday, citing newly disclosed documents.
Pacific islands that were key World War II battlegrounds but largely neglected for the past 30 years are now back in the spotlight as China challenges traditional US supremacy in the region.
The Allied invasion on D-Day 75 years ago did not determine the course of World War II and its importance should not be exaggerated, Russia’s foreign ministry said Wednesday.
On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops invaded the northern French coast, marking the start of France’s liberation from Nazi occupiers.
“Money dripping off trees”: that was the sentiment in Tokyo the last time a new emperor took the throne, at the height of Japan’s economic boom. But things have changed.
Malacanang defended on Friday President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that the ill-gotten wealth allegations against the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos remain unproven.
Defence spending in Thailand has surged over the last decade, during which the military has seized power twice.
Czech lawmakers on Wednesday approved a tax on the billions the state will pay churches for assets seized by the Communists during their Cold War rule, aiming to claw back a portion of the compensation payments.
The leaders of Russia and Japan fell short of agreement on Tuesday over a disputed island chain that has long prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty to formally end World War II.
The leaders of Japan and Russia hold crunch summit talks on Tuesday, with the two countries locked in an undiplomatic war of words over a set of disputed islands.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday after meeting his Japanese counterpart that Tokyo must recognise Moscow’s sovereignty over all of the disputed south Kuril islands in order for peace talks to continue.
MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law increasing the monthly old-age pension of Filipino war veterans who fought during World War II, Korean, and Vietnam wars.