From the Archives: 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

From the Archives: 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

NORMANDY, D.C., June 6 (UPI) --Seventy years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, and began an invasion that would turn the tide of World War II.
Gabrielle Levy
Control of skies assured in first hour of battle

Control of skies assured in first hour of battle

LONDON, June 6, 1944 (UPI) --LONDON, June 6, 1944 WALTER CRONKITE (UPI)-- Allied Command sent the greatest air fleet in history over the French coast in support of the invasion of Normandy.
Walter Cronkite

Central Europe flooding causes 23 deaths, billions in damage

BUDAPEST, Hungary, June 10 (UPI) -- Floodwaters had killed at least 23 people and caused billions of dollars in damage in Central Europe, officials said Monday.

Hungary bracing for 'biggest ever' Central European flooding

BUDAPEST, Hungary, June 8 (UPI) -- Central Europe is reinforcing old dams and building new ones as it braces for record-breaking floods that have killed at least 23 people, officials say.

Thousands evacuated due to Europe's floods

DRESDEN, Germany, June 7 (UPI) -- Thousands living in eastern Germany are being evacuated due to flooding of the Elbe River, authorities said.

Hungary, Slovakia seek EU ecology funds

BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 20 (UPI) -- Slovakia and Hungary agreed to seek more European Union funds to preserve the ecology of the Ipel River on their border, a Budapest official said.

Bulgaria plans second nuclear power plant

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Bulgaria is planning to build its second nuclear power plant, a $5.8 billion facility on the Danube River.

Bulgaria, Romania to build Danube bridge

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Bulgaria has signed a $131 million contract with a Spanish firm to build a bridge over the Danube River and into Romania.

Croatia stops Serbs smuggled across Danube

OSIJEK, Croatia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Croatian police arrested five Serbian illegal migrants who tried to cross the Danube River border in a boat, a police spokesman said.

Moldova opens oil terminal on Danube

CHISINAU, Moldova, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Moldova has opened an oil terminal on the Danube River that will serve as an entry point for petroleum to the tiny former Soviet republic.

Serbian Danube oil slick 'catastrophic'

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- An environmental expert said Thursday the consequences of the Danube River's pollution by a Serbian oil slick will be catastrophic.

Serbia oil slick stains Danube

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A 62-mile-long waste oil slick is moving down the Danube River from Serbia, threatening to pollute waters in Bulgaria and Romania.

Danube floods make more Romanians homeless

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 25 (UPI) -- The swollen Danube River has broken waterlogged dikes in southern Romania, forcing the evacuation of 4,000 more villagers.

Danube floods easing in Romania, Bulgaria

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 21 (UPI) -- The swollen Danube River has receded slightly in Romania and Bulgaria, with foreign and domestic aid being shipped to the flooded regions.

Thousands flee homes on lower Danube

RAST, Romania, April 20 (UPI) -- The rain-swollen Danube River rose to a near-record level Thursday in Romania and Bulgaria.
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The Danube (pronounced /ˈdænjuːb/ in English) is the longest river in the European Union and Europe's second longest river after the Volga.

The river originates in the Black Forest in Germany as the much smaller Brigach and Breg rivers which join at the German town Donaueschingen, after which it is known as the Danube and flows eastwards for a distance of some 2850 km (1771 miles), passing through four Central and Eastern European capitals, before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine.

Known to history as one of the long-standing frontiers of the Roman Empire, the river flows through — or forms a part of the borders of — ten countries: Germany (7.5%), Austria (10.3%), Slovakia (5.8%), Hungary (11.7%), Croatia (4.5%), Serbia (10.3%), Romania (28.9%), Bulgaria (5.2%), Moldova (1.7%), and Ukraine (3.8%).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Danube River."
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