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Normandy

‘Humbled’ Obama Leads Emotional D-Day Tribute To Veterans

Colleville-sur-Mer (France) (AFP) – A “humbled” U.S. President Barack Obama led an emotional tribute on Friday to the thousands of troops who gave their lives to liberate Europe from Nazism, on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that “shaped the security and well-being of all posterity.” Speaking at Omaha Beach in front of veterans […]

June 6, 2014

Leaders To Meet Putin After G7 Sanctions Warning

Brussels (AFP) – Western leaders come face-to-face with President Vladimir Putin in Paris on Thursday for the first time since Russia seized Crimea, after a blunt G7 warning that Moscow must stop destabilizing Ukraine or face further sanctions. Most of the leaders gathered for this week’s Group of Seven summit in Brussels will be heading […]

June 5, 2014

Veterans On The March Once More As D-Day Ceremonies Start

Caen (France) (AFP) – D-Day veterans marched back to Normandy’s beaches and villages on Thursday, in an emotional return marking 70 years since the launch of the biggest amphibious invasion in military history. Royals, top brass and no fewer than 20 world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, will attend the […]

June 5, 2014