World War One

11 German MPs threatened in 'genocide' row

Eleven German MPs of Turkish origin have been put under police protection after receiving death threats for supporting a move to describe the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.

July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016

Britain, France mark 100 years of Somme offensive

With a cannon blast and a piercing whistle, Britain and France on Friday marked 100 years since soldiers emerged from their trenches to begin one of the bloodiest battles of World War I at the...

June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016

11 German MPs threatened in 'genocide' row

Eleven German MPs of Turkish origin have been put under police protection after receiving death threats for supporting a move to describe the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.

November 9, 2015
November 9, 2015

The Real Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is one of the best-known characters in children's literature, and the inspiration is in fact a female bear from Winnipeg in Canada.

November 9, 2015
November 9, 2015

A PERSONAL FOOTNOTE

A year ago today, the world celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. A small part of that history is my personal history...

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

Scuffles as Japan hold security debate

Scuffles break out in Japan's upper house ahead of a vote on a controversial move by the government to expand the role of the armed forces.

September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015

Queen portrait created from names of WW1 fallen

An artist creates a portrait of the Queen using name tapes bearing the names of servicemen killed in World War One.