Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa, the bloodiest episode in the Pacific War, which killed a quarter of the island's population.
France's Le Monde newspaper used 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat to issue a warning to Britain -- in English -- saying: "Beware, Brexit could be your Waterloo!"
European royals and officials will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with a call for reconciliation at the site where Napoleon Bonaparte's imperial ambitions ended in carnage.
More than 1,000 people marked Cambodia's annual "Day of Anger" against the genocidal former Khmer Rouge regime.
Prince Charles became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle's murder by the IRA.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the infamous pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attended a thanksgiving service at London's Westminster Abbey on the final day of commemorations.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev criticized attempts of certain politicians and countries to rewrite the history of the World War II and emphasized the necessity to preserve the truth about those years.
Today Kazakhstan celebrates one of the most important holidays – the Victory Day, which commemorates the end of the Great Patriotic War, as the WWII is known in the former Soviet states, and the win of the Soviet Union over the Nazi Germany.
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier laid a wreath at the site of the Battle of Stalingrad.
Heads of the CIS countries have delivered an address dedicated to the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory Day calling the international community to counter attempts to glorify Nazism.
Russia is pulling out all the stops for celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany with 16,000 troops marching in a Red Square parade.
Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well.
Ten pro-Kremlin Russian bikers, part of a larger group on a controversial World War II victory ride through Europe, reached the German border.
A copy of a deeply moving pilot's log, written during the top-secret Enola Gay mission was auctioned in New York on Wednesday for $50,000.
Armenians are still battling to get the World War I slaying of their ancestors recognised as a genocide.
US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro stood with other regional leaders at the start of a historic Summit of the Americas.
A group of artists installed a bust of fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden on a war memorial in a New York park.
The stone tomb covering the grave of Richard III was unveiled, the last act in the reburial of the 15th-century king found beneath a car park.
A cavalry procession will grace the streets of Kazakh capital to commemorate the 106th Cavalry of the Soviet Army in the fight against Nazi Germany.
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