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Does Europe need its own army? l Inside Story

Does Europe need its own army? l Inside Story

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French president Emmanuel Macron has suggested creating a European army. French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump have been at odds on many issues. This week that divide went further when President Macron appeared to call for the creation of a European army. Macron says Europe needs to defend itself against potential threats from nations including Russia, China and even the United States. But it's not just about defence - the two leaders differ on almost every issue. Trump has pulled out of a number of global treaties from climate change to the Iran nuclear deal, and recently the disarmament treaty with Russia. While Macron has repeatedly emphasised the need for a global order and rejection of nationalism. He made the call during Sunday's remembrance ceremony i...
Donald Trump jokes about ‘getting drenched’ during Armistice speech | Guardian News

Donald Trump jokes about ‘getting drenched’ during Armistice speech | Guardian News

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‘You look so comfortable up there, under shelter,’ Donald Trump said while addressing second world war veterans at his armistice ceremony speech in Paris. ‘We are getting drenched, you’re very smart people,’ he said. The US president's comments come a day after he cancelled a trip to a cemetery due to bad weather. Trump then went on to compliment the veterans: ‘You look like you’re in really good shape all of you. I hope I look like that someday, you look great’ Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► Today in Focus podcast ► Support the Guardian ► The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► Owen Jones talks ► Guardian Football ► Guardian Sport ► Guardian Culture ►
🇩🇪World War I centenary: Here is why Germany is not holding ceremonies l Al Jazeera English

🇩🇪World War I centenary: Here is why Germany is not holding ceremonies l Al Jazeera English

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Germany will be one of the few European countries not holding ceremonies in the remembrance of World War I. More than two million people died fighting for Germany in the first world war. For many people, it's the effects of the second world war which have defined how they remember the dead. Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports from Munich. - Subscribe to our channel: - Follow us on Twitter: - Find us on Facebook: - Check our website: #AlJazeeraEnglish #WorldWarI
Remembering Jimmy Seed: WWI soldier and footballing hero | BBC London

Remembering Jimmy Seed: WWI soldier and footballing hero | BBC London

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. This is the remarkable story of a soldier who twice survived being gassed by the Germans but at the end of the war, Jimmy Seed was told he wasn't fit enough to continue his career as a footballer. He didn't let that deter him though and as Chris Slegg reports he went on to become a true London football legend.