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NYC to hold first Asian American and Pacific Islander parade

May. 11, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will hold its first-ever Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural and Heritage Parade in Manhattan this weekend, Mayor Eric Adams and event organizers announced Wednesday. The parade is set for Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on Sixth Avenue from West 44th...

Russia marks WWII victory overshadowed by Ukraine

May. 09, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday sought to cast Moscow’s military action in Ukraine as a forced response to Western policies and a necessary move to ward off a potential aggression. Speaking at a military parade on Red Square marking the World War II...

Patriotism, unease mix as Russia marks Victory Day in WWII

May. 08, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

Red Soviet flags and orange-and-black striped military ribbons are on display in Russian cities and towns. Neighborhoods are staging holiday concerts. Flowers are being laid by veterans' groups at monuments to the Great Patriotic War, as World War II is known in the country. At first...

Russia holds dress rehearsal for Victory Day parade

May. 07, 2022 06:12 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia held a dress rehearsal on Saturday for the military parade to commemorate Victory Day on May 9, when the country marks the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II. This year’s Victory Day, which falls on Monday, won’t just honor a conflict that ended 77...

NYC's first-ever Japanese heritage parade set for next month

Apr. 27, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People of Japanese descent are gearing up for their first-ever parade in New York City, taking their place among the lineup of groups that celebrate their heritage with marches through the United States' most populous city. Set for May 14, the Japan Day parade comes...

Corgis and Cars: Queen's pageant to be parade of the people

Apr. 26, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — During a long weekend of royal pageantry devoted to Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, the British people will take center stage in at least one event. More than 10,000 performers, including schoolchildren, community groups and military bands, are...

N. Korea's Kim vows to bolster nuke capability during parade

Apr. 26, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to accelerate the development of nuclear weapons and threatened to use them if provoked in a speech he delivered at a military parade that featured powerful missiles capable of targeting the country's rivals, state media reported...

N. Korea's Kim vows to bolster nuke capability during parade

Apr. 26, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear forces at “maximum speed” and threatened to use them if provoked in a speech he delivered during a military parade that featured powerful weapons systems targeting the United States and its allies, state...

Rio's Carnival parade returns after long pandemic hiatus

Apr. 23, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Colorful floats and flamboyant dancers are delighting tens of thousands jammed into Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sambadrome, putting on a delayed Carnival celebration after the pandemic halted the dazzling displays. Rio de Janeiro’s top samba schools began...

Rio's dazzling Carnival parade resumes after pandemic hiatus

Apr. 22, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s top samba schools began putting on their delayed Carnival parades late Friday, the first after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19-pandemic. The schools colorful floats and flamboyant dancers began entering the Sambadrome grounds to...