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Leaders salute ‘raw courage’ of #DDay75 veterans on Normandy’s beaches

Leaders salute ‘raw courage’ of #DDay75 veterans on Normandy’s beaches

| June 6, 2019

The leaders of France and Britain paid tribute to the sacrifice of D-Day veterans on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the largest ever seaborne invasion that opened the way for western Europe’s liberation from Nazi Germany, write Johnny Cotton and Marine Pennetier. Inaugurating a memorial to the 22,000 soldiers under British command who were killed on 6 June […]

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‘Thank You’ – Queen Elizabeth and world leaders applaud #DDay75 veterans

‘Thank You’ – Queen Elizabeth and world leaders applaud #DDay75 veterans

| June 6, 2019

Queen Elizabeth was joined by world leaders including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, paying personal tribute to the veterans of the largest seaborne invasion in history which helped bring World War Two to an end, write Dylan Martinez and Steve Holland. The queen, Prince Charles, presidents and prime ministers rose to […]

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Seventy-five years on, what can #DDay75 map reveal?

Seventy-five years on, what can #DDay75 map reveal?

| June 5, 2019

Seventy-five years ago, at Southwick House on Britain’s southern coast, Allied commanders stood in front of a floor-to-ceiling wall map, planning the largest seaborne invasion in history: the D-Day landings in Normandy, writes Stuart McDill. The map, depicting the coasts of southern Britain and northern France, was used for 39 days after the landings with planners […]

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#EULeaders fire starting gun for top jobs race

#EULeaders fire starting gun for top jobs race

| May 29, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron locked horns in Brussels on Tuesday (28 May) as European Union leaders met to begin bargaining over who will take the bloc’s top jobs for the next five years, write Francesco Guarascio and Gabriela Baczynska. An EU-wide election last week returned a European Parliament with a […]

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France’s #Greens make strong grains in #EuropeanParliament vote

France’s #Greens make strong grains in #EuropeanParliament vote

| May 26, 2019

France’s green party saw a surge in support in Sunday’s (26 May) European Parliament election, mirroring strong gains made by ecologist parties in Germany and Ireland, and hailed a “green wave” they said was sweeping the European Union, writes Richard Lough. Three exit polls showed the French Greens — officially known as the European Ecologists […]

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#RassemblementNational – Exit polls show France’s far-right on top in EU vote in France

#RassemblementNational – Exit polls show France’s far-right on top in EU vote in France

| May 26, 2019

Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party won the most votes in the European Parliament election in France, two exit polls showed on Sunday, in an upset to the domestic and European ambitions of President Emmanuel Macron, writes Richard Lough. The IFOP poll showed the RN winning 24% of the vote compared with 22.5% […]

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Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

| May 20, 2019

Al Jazeera has been forced to delete a video which claimed that Jews “exploited the Holocaust” and that Israel was the genocide’s “greatest beneficiary”. The video, published by its online Arabic ‘AJ+’ channel, was removed only after it was met with outrage and disgust online, writes Louis Auge. The anti-Semitic content suggested that the Jewish […]

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