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On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy

This year's anniversary observances for the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever.

Spain to follow Italy into lockdown, US expands travel ban

Spain has drawn up plans to lock down its 46 million people.
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France awards local WWII veteran with Legion of Honor

A World War II veteran in Ocean Isle Beach was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government on Friday.

‘A more dangerous world’: Iran killing triggers global alarm

Global powers are warning that the world has just become a more dangerous place after the U.S. killed Iran’s top general.

Architect: Notre Dame repair could take decades

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a message of sympathy to French President Emmanuel Macron after a fire ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
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French history in flames, reaction on the UNCW campus after Notre Dame fire

The fire left a charred hole in the roof of the cathedral. It has also left a hole in the hearts of thousands of French nationals both there and even here in Wilmington.
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‘Garfield’ phones have littered France’s coast for 30 years; mystery solved

For more than 30 years bright orange "Garfield" phones have been washing up on the French coast to the bemusement of local beach cleaners, who have finally cracked the mystery behind them.

France’s Macron denounces violent Paris protest

French President Emmanuel Macron is denouncing violent protesters who attacked police and vandalized a Paris monument, promising they will be "held responsible for their acts."

Leaders praise fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I.

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