Showing posts with label WW1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WW1. Show all posts

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Turkey slams politician's expulsion from Belgian party

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has condemned the decision of a political party in Belgium for expelling a female politician over her refusal to recognize the 1915 events as “genocide”.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Turkey 'condemns' Putin comments on Armenia genocide

Turkey has condemned Russian president Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War I.

Friday, April 24, 2015

German president recognises Armenian genocide, says Berlin bears ‘responsibility’

Germany bears partial blame for the massacre a century ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, President Joachim Gauck said Thursday, describing the bloodletting as “genocide”.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

1915 killings of Armenians "atrocity crimes" (Ban Ki-moon)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon considers the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians 100 years ago "atrocity crimes," but he isn’t supporting Pope Francis’ description of the killings as "the first genocide of the 20th century," the U.N. spokesman said April 13.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Turkey slams pope’s comments on Armenian genocide. (recalled its ambassador to the Vatican "for consultations")

Ankara has hit back at Pope Francis’s description of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians as “the first genocide of the 20th century”, saying the pontiff’s words were "far from the historical reality".

Pope Finally Describes Armenian WWI Killings as 'Genocide'

In a break from previous narratives, Pope Francis used the word “genocide” to refer to the mass murder of Armenians in 1915.

Pope Francis  described the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule in 1915 as "genocide"; a move most likely to draw ire from Turkey, media reports said.

Pope uses word 'genocide' to describe Armenian killings

Pope Francis used the word "genocide" Sunday to describe the mass murder of Armenians in a move likely to severely strain diplomatic ties with Turkey.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Soldier shot, wounded near Canada parliament (shooter not yet caught)

A Canadian soldier was shot at Ottawa's Canadian War Memorial and the shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday.

The buildings were put on lockdown as police and tactical teams converged on the area. The wounded soldier was taken into an ambulance where medical personnel were seen giving him cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Russia joined WW1 because it had to protect Serbia (Vladimir Putin)

MOSCOW -- The tragedy of the Great War is a reminder of the consequences of aggression, egotism, and excessive ambition taking precedence over common sense....

This is what Vladimir Putin said in Moscow on Friday during a ceremony to honor the First World War Heroes.
"Instead of guarding the safest continent in the world, Europe, they put it in danger,," the Russian leader said, Itar-Tass reported.

"We should not forget that today. We should learn to see at least one step ahead," he said, adding that "violence begets violence," while "a path to peace and prosperity rests on goodwill and dialogue, and memory and lessons of past wars. And about who and why started them."

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

La provocation des députés europhobes pour leur entrée au Parlement européen (en tournant le dos)

Plusieurs dizaines d'entre eux ont manifesté mardi matin leur hostilité au projet européen, en tournant le dos à l'hémicycle au moment où résonnait l'hymne européen....

Les députés europhobes ont fait une entrée remarquée pour la première session du nouveau Parlement européen. 


Plusieurs dizaines d'entre eux ont manifesté mardi leur hostilité au projet européen, en tournant le dos à l'hémicycle au moment où résonnait l'hymne de l'UE. 

Un geste qui a entaché le début de la session, prélude à l'élection du président de l'institution, et qui a provoqué l'indignation de plusieurs parlementaires.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sarajevo marks 100th anniversary of WWI assassination

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Saturday marked the 100th anniversary since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, which lit the fuse for World War One(WWI).

The centerpiece was a concert performed by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the City Hall, which just finished restoration since it was destroyed during the Bosnia War in 1990s.

The landmark building is just several minutes of walk from the Latin Bridge, which became famous over the assassination. On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was assassinated with his wife Sophie near Latin Bridge by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Alleged Chlorine Gas Attacks Focus Renewed Attention on Syria

WASHINGTON — The international organization overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons is now focusing on investigating possible chlorine gas attacks in that country.

If proven, they would add another chapter into Syria’s long history of using chemical substances as weapons.

Under Western pressure, Syria has destroyed the vast majority of the chemical weapons arsenal declared by the Damascus government to be 1,300 metric tons.

Greg Thielmann, an expert on weapons of mass destruction with the Arms Control Association, said Syria’s arsenal contained different types of chemicals.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

German FM urges understanding in foreign policy

Understanding is a fundamental condition of foreign policy, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told young Europeans on Friday when discussing the First World War.

"Whoever wants to solve a conflict needs understanding, which is only possible if we are willing to see the world through the eyes of others," Steinmeier told representatives of young Europeans on a "history campus" marking the centenary of the First World War.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Μετά 100 χρόνια: τα διδάγματα του πολέμου -E.K. Σύνοδος Ολομέλειας


Σχεδόν ακριβώς 100 χρόνια έχουν περάσει από την έκρηξη του Α' Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, ενός από τους πιο καταστροφικούς πολέμους στην ιστορία της Ευρώπης και, την Τετάρτη 17 Απριλίου, πραγματοποιήθηκε στην ολομέλεια ειδική συζήτηση για τις μνήμες και τα διδάγματα για την Ένωση. Ειρήνη και σταθερότητα δεν πρέπει ποτέ να θεωρηθούν δεδομένες, τόνισαν οι περισσότεροι ομιλητές υπογραμμίζοντας την ανάγκη καταπολέμησης κάθε εθνικισμού για την ειρήνη, τη σταθερότητα και την ασφάλεια στην Ευρώπη.

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