The collision and shattering of world powers during World War I have laid the foundation for wars being waged today. For analysis of the war’s footprints, Jeffrey Brown is joined by Margaret MacMillan of University of Oxford, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Jack Beatty, the author of “The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began.” Continue reading
Former enemies marked the centennial this week of the “Great War,” which pulled in world powers and killed 17 million soldiers and civilians across Europe and beyond. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the death and destruction of the world’s first fully industrialized war radically re-organized Europe and the Middle East, and altered the course of history. Continue reading
On August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, sparking a global conflict that killed more than 14 million people from 28 countries. To mark the anniversary, European royalty, political leaders and veterans’ families gathered to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on some of the tributes. Continue reading
Britain has agreed to aid in the analysis of data retrieved from two black boxes that were salvaged from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight that killed 298 people Thursday. British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that investigators from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which is responsible for determining the circumstances and causes of civil aircraft accidents, will recover the information for “international analysis.”
World War II veterans Tuesday sat alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron aboard the HMS Belfast as a C-75 Dakota aircraft flew above the vessel on the river Thames. Veterans who served aboard the Belfast were joined by veterans from The Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Normandy Veterans Association as part of 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day in London.
Deadly unrest continued in Nigeria, where hundreds of people were killed in another militant attack. The uncertain fate of more than 270 abducted schoolgirls continues to haunt the country and the girls’ community in particular. The U.S. and U.K. are sending military and intelligence specialists to help aid their return. Rageh Omaar of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading
Some garment workers in Bangladesh are demanding better conditions, spurred by the collapse of a factory in April that killed more than a thousand people. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News has an update on the factory workers’ fight and response from western retailers. Continue reading
Six black horses pulled the union jack-draped casket of Britain’s influential and controversial former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to her funeral service Wednesday complete with military honors. Continue reading