The tragedy of WWI reminds us what excessive ambitions, an unwillingness to listen to each other and violations of liberties lead to, Russia's president said. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the memorial to the Heroes of WWI in Moscow.
Soldiers from 76 countries marched down the Champs-Élysées in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day and pay tribute to those who lost their lives during World War I – but French President Hollande was booed by the crowd as soon as he joined the festivities.
Political oppression, thousands of arbitrary arrests, “harrowing” incidents of torture and deaths in police custody: Amnesty International has warned of a “catastrophic decline in human rights” in the year since the ouster of President Morsi.
With his life being made into a Hollywood movie, ex-NSA analyst Edward Snowden executed the biggest intelligence leak in history and outwitted the spy agency to mark the one-year anniversary of his stay in Russia – his surprise haven from US prosecution.
Wearing a straw hat and a garland of flowers, UN Chief Ban Ki-moon blew out 70 candles on probably the most unusual cake he’s ever received for his birthday – served with coca leaves and presented to him by Bolivia on the eve of a G77 leaders’ summit.
Running through minefield to their target, leaving wounded behind – in hope that medics landing next would survive to take care of them, and marking improvised hospital with blood-strained sheets, are some of the memories D-Day veterans shared with RT.
The block-stacking game was first played in a fusty Soviet lab on June 6, 1984, went on to sell at least 150 million copies – more than any other game in history – and continues to elicit fascination from ordinary players and psychologists.
As is often the case with contemporary heroes, Edward Snowden has become a popular trend among creative types such as graffiti artists, musicians, writers and even filmmakers. Meanwhile, more down-to-earth people are hurrying to cash in on his fame.
The 70th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in written history and one of the turning points of WWII – the Normandy landings – is being marked in style and with tears of joy as people remember veterans’ bravery and sacrifice.
President Putin wished “bon appétit” to G7 leaders who patronized Russia – excluded from the club over Ukraine – and set conditions it has to meet to restore ties with the West. Otherwise, Obama and his allies threatened, more sanctions would follow.
Three B-52 Stratofortress bombers have landed at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, for a two-week deployment to “become familiar with airbases and operations in the region.” One of the planes is set to take part in D-Day celebrations in Normandy.