Archiv: centenary

11.11.2018 - 15:09 [ CNN ]

World pauses to mark WWI Armistice centenary

World leaders gathered in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice.
French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the leaders at a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe.
Queen Elizabeth II and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier laid wreaths in a ceremony at the Cenotaph in central London.
US President Donald Trump canceled a trip on Saturday to a cemetery for fallen US soldiers because of scheduling difficulties and bad weather.

10.11.2018 - 06:39 [ BBC ]

France’s Macron pushes for ‚true European army‘

(6.8.2018) French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that Europeans cannot be protected without a „true, European army“, as he marks the centenary of the World War One Armistice.

On a visit to the former Western Front in Verdun, he said Russia had shown it could be a threat and Europe had to be able „to defend itself better alone“.