Prince William, Ireland's Kenny mark WWI battle in Belgium

Jun 8, 2017

Prince William, Ireland's Kenny mark WWI battle in Belgium

Britain’s Prince William and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny led a ceremony in Belgium on Wednesday marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines in World War I.The iconic June 1917 battle in northeast Belgium cost the lives of thousands of soldiers and ...

When America joined WWI and became a global power

Apr 2, 2017

When America joined WWI and became a global power

When America entered World War I, a century ago this week, the European powers were bogged down in a grinding trench war that had killed millions and ravaged the European continent.Swinging its industrial might and vast manpower behind France and Britain against Germany and ...

May 30, 2016

Wounded vet in race to reunite Purple Hearts to WWI warriors, kin

A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States’ entry ...

Resentment over Sykes-Picot deal still driving Turkish foreign policy

May 15, 2016

Resentment over Sykes-Picot deal still driving Turkish foreign policy

Resentment over the Sykes-Picot Agreement between Britain and France that carved up the Middle East from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire remains, 100 years later, a major factor in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign policy.The May 1916 accord, signed by two British ...