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King Charles III to visit cancer centre on his return to public duties

London, UK Reuters King Charles III will visit a cancer treatment centre on Tuesday on his return to public duties after the British monarch himself was diagnosed with the disease in February. Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that doctors were sufficiently pleased with the 75-year-old King’s response to treatment for the unspecified form of cancer […]

Britain’s cyber spies mark 80th anniversary of secret code-breaking computer

London, UK Reuters Britain’s GCHQ spy agency celebrated the 80th anniversary of Colossus on Thursday, putting the spotlight on a code-breaking computer which helped defeat Hitler’s Germany and was so significant it was kept secret for decades. In 1944, Colossus, the world’s first digital computer, decoded German messages which convinced Allied forces their year-long plan […]

Trump, Macron honour D-Day veterans who fought through “fires of hell”

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Colleville-sur-Mer, FranceReuters France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi Germany, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day operation that helped bring World War II to an end. US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May joined Macron at separate ceremonies […]

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

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Omaha Beach, FranceReuters Western leaders and ageing veterans gather on the shores of France on Thursday in a second day of events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied amphibious assault that opened the way for western Europe’s liberation from Hitler’s forces. An hour after sunrise, at 7:26am, a lone piper will play atop […]

“Bravery and sacrifice”: World leaders gather in south England to remember D-Day

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Postmouth, UKReuters 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 a feat that helped bring World War II to an end. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May will be joined for the commemorative events in […]