On Normandy’s beaches, leaders and veterans recall sacrifice of D-Day

OMAHA BEACH, France (Reuters) – Western leaders and ageing veterans gather on the shores of France on Thursday in a second day of events marking the 75th anniversary of... Read more »

British veterans parachute over Normandy 75 years after making D-Day jump

SANNERVILLE, France (Reuters) – Two British war veterans in their mid-nineties parachuted over the fields of Normandy, northern France, on Wednesday, 75 years after they jumped behind German defences... Read more »

‘Bravery and sacrifice’: World leaders gather in south England to remember D-Day

PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) – World leaders gather on the coast of southern England on Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history and... Read more »

Legacy of communism hotly debated in Poland 30 years on

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland marks 30 years on Tuesday since its first postwar democratic election, an anniversary that has become a battleground between the ruling nationalists and the liberal... Read more »

Sigourney Weaver marks ‘Alien’ anniversary: ‘I thought it was a small movie’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sigourney Weaver was an unknown 28-year-old stage actress when she landed the role of Ripley in director Ridley Scott’s now classic sci-fi horror movie “Alien.”... Read more »

China shows off new destroyer as Xi views naval parade

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) – China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping reviewed a major naval parade through... Read more »

Florida governor calls for grand jury over Parkland school shooting

FILE PHOTO: The initials of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a placard are placed on the fence at Park Trails Elementary School, following a mass shooting in Parkland,... Read more »

Florida’s gun debate persists a year after Parkland mass shooting

(Reuters) – A year after Florida lawmakers rushed through far-reaching legislation on school safety and gun control in response to the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, the... Read more »

At Khomeini’s Iraqi place of exile, Iranians remember revolution’s leader

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – On a backstreet in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf, Iranian pilgrims shuffle in and out of a small doorway, making a short but important detour.... Read more »

Iran reveals missile, shows off underground factory

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 km (621 miles), the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday, ignoring demands... Read more »