Memory collides with politics in Putin's 'Normandy landing'

/ | Jun 5, 2014

Memory collides with politics in Putin's 'Normandy landing'

D-Day observances have always been part memorial, part politics. Charles de Gaulle, France’s wartime leader-in-exile and postwar president, boycotted Normandy ceremonies because he was kept out of the 1944 invasion; Ronald Reagan turned the 40th anniversary, in 1984, into a Cold War morality play. ...

Obama to call for big cuts in nuclear arms

Jun 20, 2013

Obama to call for big cuts in nuclear arms

U.S. leader Barack Obama will Wednesday propose major cuts in American and Russian nuclear arsenals, making a pitch for his own place in history in an evocative open-air speech during his first visit as president to Berlin. Almost 50 years to the day since ...