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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a military honour ceremony on June 7, 2024 in Paris, France. Marc Piasecki | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesUkraine's leadership has been talking about this weekend's peace summit in Switzerland for months, desperately trying to drum up international enthusiasm for — and investment in — Kyiv's peace plan. watch nowRussia has repeatedly slammed the gathering, saying a peace summit without its participation is meaningless. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia and China of working together to sabotage the summit and pressurizing other countries not to attend. Dubovyk dismissed the absence of countries like China and Saudi Arabia, saying their presence at previous, similar meetings had not helped to bring peace closer.
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Washington CNN —President Joe Biden is leading the world’s richest democracies in sending a beefed-up message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the West will not forsake Ukraine despite political shocks casting doubts over its commitment. A flurry of new Western plans to help UkraineStill, the latest Western plans to help Ukraine send a strong message of intent. The sanctions target foreign financial firms aiding Putin’s war effort, restrict Russian access to some US software and information technology. Russian advances on the battlefieldThese are substantial and credible political, economic and political demonstrations of support for Ukraine. Not surprisingly, Zelensky has always chafed at the self-imposed limits of Western support for his war effort that are a symptom of Biden’s core aim of avoiding a direct NATO confrontation with Russia.
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Mr. Biden and Mr. Zelensky will meet on Thursday and sign a security agreement, said Jake Sullivan, Mr. Biden’s national security adviser. Mr. Biden faces the hurdle of convincing his allies, starting with Mr. Zelensky, that the United States plans to stay in the fight with Ukraine, no matter what happens in November. Mr. Biden told Mr. Zelensky last week, in France, that “I apologize for the weeks of not knowing what was going to pass,” and put the onus on Republicans in Congress. During a trip to Normandy last week, Mr. Biden appeared to have persuaded France, one of the last holdouts, to support the deal. “The administration has been quick to get aid to Ukraine once Congress moved, and that’s to its credit,” he said.
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US voters don’t take direction from foreigners, and American presidential elections, which play out state by state, are far different from those for the European Union. Another lesson of the European elections is that in an age of inflation, incumbents are vulnerable to a disgruntled electorate. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are smarting from their rebuke in European elections that rewarded far-right parties that echo the continent’s dark past. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s low approval ratings mean he might not even lead his Liberal Party into elections due by the end of next year. Macron, who heads a centrist party that was routed in the European elections, may be betting that the higher turnout in legislative elections could reverse the trend.
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But World War II veteran Harold Terens and his sweetheart Jeanne Swerlin proved that love is eternal as they tied the knot Saturday inland of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France. Their respective ages — he’s 100, she’s a youngster of just 96 — made their nuptials an almost double-century celebration. “(The town of) Carentan was happy to host your wedding, and us, your wedding dinner,” he told the couple. Harold Terens and his 96-year-old bride, Jeanne Swerlin Terens, wave to a crowd following their wedding. On D-Day, Terens helped repair planes returning from France so they could rejoin the battle.
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Republicans defended Mr. Trump against what they insisted was an unfair trial in New York. Senator Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat and co-chairman of Mr. Biden’s re-election campaign, opposed asylum restrictions when Mr. Trump enacted them. “Former President Trump actually wants a problem to solve through his election rather than a solution that a bipartisan group of senators stood behind,” he said. President Trump is simply making a political issue of this.”Whitmer said contraception was “very much at risk” under Republicans. Vance of Ohio, another possible running mate to Mr. Trump, criticized Mr. Biden for his trip to Normandy to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, and for an ad from his campaign that featured veterans denouncing Mr. Trump.
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When I did the math with my granddaughter, Jennifer, I was amazed to learn I'd visited 92 countries. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. I've stayed in luxury hotels and camped in the booniesMy life has been a global adventure with too many memories to count. I've always joked that I've been everywhere but Antarctica. Do you have an interesting story about travel that you'd like to share with Business Insider?
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First of all, their main job was to get false information to Adolf Hitler — rather than to steal Nazi secrets. And, secondly, some of these spies didn’t actually exist — they were completely made-up creations of British intelligence. But World War II would see a dramatic expansion of the offensive use of counterspies — not simply to prevent the enemy from knowing things but to actively deceive the enemy by planting disinformation. I also met the man who came up with the D-Day deception, Roger Fleetwood Hesketh, who was a trained architect. He told me that for the D-Day deception, codenamed Fortitude South, he had drawn on different talents.
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Britain’s King Charles III and Queen Camilla attended the UK Ministry of Defense and the Royal British Legion’s commemorative event at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer on Thursday morning. Charles — on his first trip overseas since his cancer diagnosis — is patron of the Royal British Legion and Normandy Memorial Trust. Instead, in a planned decision, Prince William will represent Britain’s royal family. The optics of seeing the Prince of Wales instead of his father will not be lost on those within the royal household. A royal source told CNN that it was considered a step too far at this stage but that the monarch was delighted the Prince of Wales was representing the nation.
Persons: Britain’s King Charles III, Queen Camilla, Charles —, Prince William, Prince, Wales, King Charles, , Organizations: UK Ministry of Defense, Royal British, Royal British Legion, CNN Locations: Normandy, Ver, France, Omaha Beach
A D-Day veteran and Ukraine's president Zelenskyy shared a moment at the 80th anniversary event in Normandy. The veteran called Zelenskyy a "savior of the people" and told him he prays for him. AdvertisementAt an event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, a veteran shared a moment with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In the video, shared online during Thursday's anniversary event in Normandy, France, the veteran and Zelenskyy shook hands and shared a hug. President Zelenskyy salutes a World War II veteran during the event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy.pic.twitter.com/K2pHyjYftt — UNITED24 Media (@United24media) June 6, 2024"You're the savior of the people," the veteran said, telling Zelenskyy it brings tears to his eyes.
Persons: Zelenskyy, , Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden, Macron, Biden Organizations: Service, Business, UNITED24, Omaha Beach, Western Locations: Normandy, Ukraine, France, Normandy.pic.twitter.com, Europe, Nazi Germany
Veterans and world leaders gathered in Normandy on Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings, when more than 150,000 Allied soldiers arrived in France by sea and air to drive out the forces of Nazi Germany. With war raging in Ukraine, on Europe's borders, this year's commemoration of this major turning point in World War Two will carry special resonance. Leaders are set to draw parallels with World War Two and warn of the dangers of isolationism and the far-right. Under glorious blue skies, they were joined by a collection of Second World War jeeps. But Russia, which launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, touching off Europe's biggest armed conflict since World War Two, was not invited.
Persons: Joe Biden, Bob Gibson, Biden, Emmanuel Macron, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Britain's King Charles ,, Olaf Scholz, Brigitte Perdrix Organizations: Commando, Veterans, Reuters Locations: Gold, Asnelles, France, United Kingdom, United States, Normandy, Nazi Germany, Ukraine, U.S, Arromanches, Normandy's Utah, Ukrainian, Ver, Russia, European, Colleville, Trouville
On Thursday morning, King Charles and Queen Camilla attended the UK Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion’s commemorative event at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer. King Charles and Queen Camilla were joined by French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron at the British Normandy Memorial. Corbis/Getty Images British troops reach the shore in the early morning. Germans rained mortars and artillery down on Allied troops, killing many before they could even get out of their boats. U.S. Army Injured American soldiers wait to be moved to a field hospital after storming Omaha Beach.
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Forty years later, another aging president facing re-election plans to return to the same spot Friday to honor the same heroes and effectively align himself with Mr. Reagan’s legacy of leadership against tyranny. President Biden will not be the first president to try to walk in Mr. Reagan’s footsteps in Normandy, and it is a risky gamble. To many in both parties, Mr. Reagan’s speech remains the gold standard of presidential oratory and none have matched it at Normandy since. But like Mr. Reagan, Mr. Biden wants to use the inspiring story of the Rangers at Pointe du Hoc to make a case for American alliances in the face of Russian aggression — and, implicitly, for himself. If there is something audacious about Mr. Biden, a staunch Democrat who was no friend of Mr. Reagan’s in the 1980s, summoning the spirit of the Republican legend, it speaks to the up-is-down, black-is-white nature of politics in today’s America.
Persons: Ronald Reagan, Biden, Reagan, Mr, Reagan’s Organizations: Army Rangers, Rangers, Republican Party Locations: Normandy, France, Pointe du Hoc, today’s America
D-Day is more than the largest amphibious invasion in history. The US Navy now aims for enough amphibious capacity to land just two Marine brigades on a hostile shore. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty ImagesIn World War II, the best way to stop an amphibious invasion was before the first troops stepped onto the beach. If the defender's navy and air force could destroy or turn back an invasion fleet, the landing would never take place. An enemy that has these can threaten the invasion armada and the landing force it launches as it chugs to the beach.
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President Biden commemorated the 80th anniversary of D-Day today with a speech on the beaches of Normandy in France. Nations must team up, Biden said, to defeat another “tyrant bent on domination” and meet “the test of ages” to defend Ukraine. “Isolation was not the answer 80 years ago and is not the answer today,” Biden said. “The struggle between dictatorship and freedom is unending.”Before Biden’s address, the audience delivered a nearly hourlong series of standing ovations as D-Day veterans arrived. Biden, who was a toddler on June 6, 1944, met with 41 veterans of the Normandy campaign.
Persons: Biden, ” Biden, , Organizations: Nations, Ukraine Locations: Normandy, France, Ukraine, Europe
Geopolitical empires like Russia and China are, meanwhile, resurgent and threatening to obliterate the global system dominated by Western values that has prevailed since World War II. Trump’s “America First” philosophy has taken deep root in the Republican Party that once prided itself on winning the Cold War. For many years after World War II, D-Day commemorations lacked the fanfare and high diplomatic and political significance they carry today. The speech came at a particularly contentious moment in the Cold War with tensions high between Washington and the Soviet Union. The strength of America’s allies is vital to the United States, and the American security guarantee is essential to the continued freedom of Europe’s democracies.
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The invasion of Normandy, France, on D-Day was a massive and complex military operation involving hundreds of thousands of military personnel. Allied war planners spent months preparing for the assault, drafting up numerous plans for the spearhead into German-occupied northwestern Europe. One commanding general, Britain's Gen. Bernard Montgomery, kept it simple, scribbling out his plans for the largest land, air, and sea operation in military history on a single sheet of paper. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Allied war planners spent months planning the invasion, the beginning of the Allied spearhead into German-occupied Europe known as Operation Overlord.
Persons: Britain's Gen, Bernard Montgomery, Organizations: Service, Nazi, Business Locations: Normandy, France, Europe
CNN —Robert Persichitti, a 102-year-old World War II US Navy veteran, died last week while on his way to France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, according to Honor Flight Rochester, a veteran’s organization. Persichitti was a “wonderful, pleasant, humble guy,” who was “easy know, easy to talk to,” said Honor Flight Rochester President and CEO Richard Stewart, who told CNN he learned of his friend’s death last Friday. Persichitti fell ill last week during a stop in Germany while headed for Normandy, Al DeCarlo, a friend who was traveling with Persichitti, told CNN affiliate WHAM. “She put his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra, on her phone and he peacefully left us.”Persichitti had heart problems in the past, “but for 102, I would say he was in superb health,” Stewart told CNN. Persichitti enjoyed traveling and speaking with younger generations about his experiences, often visiting schools to talk with students about World War II, his friend, Pastor William Leone, told WHAM.
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Eighty years ago, the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War II on what would be known as D-Day. Heads of state from around the world have traveled to France over the past few days to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the landing. Around 150 American veterans who took part in the landings were also expected to attend the ceremony. One American veteran, Robert "Al" Persichitti from New York, died while on his way to the memorial service. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prince William also attended a separate Canadian commemorative ceremony near the village of Courseulles-sur-Mer, in northwestern France.
Persons: Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron, Britain's King Charles III, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ryan, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Robert, Al, Persichitti, Justin Trudeau, Prince William Organizations: Allied, American Cemetery and, Canadian Locations: Omaha, Saint, Mer, France, Normandy, Europe, U.S, Colleville, New York, Courseulles
NORMANDY — President Biden will observe the 80th anniversary of D-Day on the beaches of Normandy on Thursday by asserting that the allied effort to stand up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a direct extension of the battle for freedom that raged across Europe during World War II. Mr. Biden, 81, who was a toddler when Americans stormed the beaches here in 1944, will almost certainly be the last U.S. president to speak at a Normandy remembrance who was alive at the time Allied forces began to push Adolf Hitler out of Europe. Now, eight decades later, Mr. Biden is leading a coalition of European and other nations in a very different war on the continent, but for a very similar principle — pushing back against the attempted seizure of Ukraine by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. In remarks at the Normandy American Cemetery, the president will draw a direct line between the two, connected by the defense of a rules-based international order.
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Paris CNN —US President Joe Biden touched down in Paris on Wednesday for a trip marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day and engaging in a state visit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. Biden “really believes we’re at an inflection point in history,” John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council, said. The visit to France aims to bring Biden closer to one of his key allies on the world stage. Biden quietly gave Ukraine permission to use those weapons; Macron was less subtle in his support for the measure. By contrast, European Union member states together have sent Ukraine $53 billion in direct financial assistance and $35 billion in military aid.
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The ceremonies, as is tradition, honor those who fought and died in World War II, and reaffirm a commitment to learn the lessons of history. But what exactly are those lessons, and how exactly will world leaders turn that commitment into reality? Join us on Twitter and FacebookAs they gaze on the once blood-drenched beaches of Normandy, world leaders should consider the lessons of World War II, and how to apply them today. Eventually, 16.4 million Americans served in the military during World War II, more than 10% of the population. And yet, the beaches of Normandy resonate with the lessons of that terrible history; world leaders should listen closely.
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Some 170 miles southwest of the celebrated landing beaches in Normandy, the remains of a D-Day site few visit peek out from behind trees in rural Brittany. Among them were French army commandos parachuted in to block the Nazis from sending reinforcements to the beaches. But before the operation could be put into full swing, the camp was discovered by the Nazis and destroyed. Dozens of fighters were hunted down and killed. In retribution, most buildings in the surrounding area were burned and hundreds of locals were executed.
Persons: Marcel Maquis — Organizations: Saint, BBC Locations: Normandy, Brittany
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