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IS threat grows as 'caliphate' enters second year

Mosul - The Islamic State group's "caliphate" enters its second year Monday with the jihadists expanding their territory in Syria and Iraq and their global reach by claiming attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait.

N. Korea denounces 'U.S. imperialists' on war anniversary

Seoul - North Korea issued a call to arms against "gangster US imperialists" in a statement released Thursday to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Srebrenica ceremonies may be cancelled over arrest

Sarajevo - Ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims next month could be cancelled over the arrest of a former commander on a war crimes warrant from Serbia, organisers said Tuesday.

Okinawans still haunted by horror of war 70 years on

Itoman - Seventy years after the Battle of Okinawa, Yoshiko Shimabukuro still has terrifying nightmares of watching friends and Japanese soldiers die as they hid in caves to escape fierce American shelling.

Twitter, YouTube analysis pinpoints IS strategy

Paris - Tweets and YouTube videos by fighters from the Islamic State group have allowed analysts to pinpoint their movements in Iraq and Syria, highlighting the group's increasing push towards government strongholds.

Army of history buffs re-enact Waterloo

Waterloo - They have come from all over Europe, an army of people who have given up their day jobs to fight the Battle of Waterloo once more, two centuries after the original.

A year on, no quick fix to halt IS 'caliphate'

Birut - A year after its establishment, the Islamic State group's self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq remains well-funded and heavily armed, and experts say it could be around for years to come.

Two hundred years on, guns roar anew at Waterloo

Waterloo - The sounds of war rang out on the fields of Belgium on Thursday as the Battle of Waterloo was restaged 200 years after the clash that ended Napoleon's imperial ambitions and changed the course of European history.

Kurds emerge as key force in fight against IS 'caliphate'

Baghdad - Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria have emerged as some of the most effective forces battling the Islamic State jihadist group in the year since IS declared a cross-border "caliphate".

Syria's Raqa: for IS a 'model city', for others a living hell

Birut - It's called Heaven Square, but after the Islamic State group started using the roundabout in Raqa for gruesome public executions it earned a new name: Hell Square.

A year on, Islamic State 'caliphate' infamous for brutality

Birut - In the year since it declared its "caliphate," the Islamic State group has become the world's most infamous jihadist organisation, attracting international franchises and spreading fear with acts of extreme violence.

Waterloo bicentennial unites, divides Europe

Waterloo - European royals and diplomats gathered in Belgium Thursday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a turning point for the continent which still touches a nerve and stirs national passions."Waterloo, the folly and the grandeur.

EU anti-terror chief: Very young Europeans joining IS

Brussels - The Islamic State group is recruiting a growing number of very young men and women from Europe despite battlefield setbacks, EU counter-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove has told AFP.

Europe faces tricky balancing act over its departing jihadists

Paris - With thousands of Europeans fighting in Syria and Iraq, governments have slapped unprecedented and controversial controls on would-be jihadists, but experts say a legacy of mistrust has hampered intelligence sharing.

Huge crowds to watch Battle of Waterloo bicentenary

Waterloo - Belgium this week hosts days of commemorative events and mock battles to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo that shaped the face of Europe, at a time when the continent's unity is under threat.

Wellington, supreme general but outflanked as PM

London - Britain reveres the Duke of Wellington for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago, but he proved an unpopular prime minister once he shed his army uniform.

If Napoleon won Waterloo, French-speaking Europe, no world wars?

Brussels - It is the evening of June 18, 1815 and an exultant Napoleon Bonaparte surveys the field after winning the Battle of Waterloo, planning his next conquest.

Thousands rally in Hong Kong for Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong - A park in central Hong Kong turned into a sea of candles Thursday as tens of thousands gathered to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

Dictator or visionary? In France, Napoleon splits opinion

Paris - Under the glittering dome of the Invalides military hospital in Paris, where Napoleon lies buried, France's great general continues to divide opinion, 200 years after his historic defeat at Waterloo.

Massive Tiananmen vigil expected in divided Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands of people are to join a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong Thursday to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

Massive Tiananmen vigil expected in divided Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Tens of thousands of people are to join a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

'Vive l'Empereur!' Napoleon finally gets to invade England

Bury Saint Edmunds - A squadron of Napoleon's army pant up the path that leads to Stoney Hill Wood, a copse of beech trees chosen for an ambush of the Duke of Wellington's redcoats."Vive l'Empereur!" shout the troops as they advance through the English countryside.

Three key players in the battle of Waterloo

Paris - The Duke of Wellington, who commanded coalition troops at Waterloo, Prussian Field Marshal Bluecher and Marshal Ney were the key players in a momentous battle which turned European history:- Wellington: British hero -Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Welli...

Bin Laden planned 9/11 anniversary media push

Washington - When he was killed by US Navy commandos, Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was plotting a coordinated media push to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Merkel urges Russia cooperation after paying respects to WWII dead

Moscow - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday paid tribute to Soviet soldiers killed in WWII as she called for cooperation with Russia amid tensions over Ukraine.

Ukraine rebels stage WWII parade as Kiev holds low-key event

Donetsk - Tanks and rocket systems rolled through the rebel bastion of Donetsk in east Ukraine Saturday as pro-Russian insurgents feted 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in WWII.

500,000 Muscovites march in memory of WWII victory

Moscow - Brimming with pride and clutching portraits of relatives, more than 500,000 Russians flooded central Moscow on Saturday to commemorate 70 years since Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, in the biggest march of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Putin brushes off Western snub at huge WWII victory parade

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin shrugged off a boycott by Western leaders at a huge military parade Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in WWII before joining mammoth crowds for a commemorative march.

For Lithuanian resistance, Soviet WWII win meant new war

Kavarskas - Jonas Kadzionis was just 17 when the Soviet Union celebrated victory in WWII. But for him and thousands of other Lithuanians, it only marked the start of another brutal conflict.

Europe marks WWII victory under shadow of new threats

Paris - Europe on Friday marked 70 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany with sombre ceremonies overshadowed by modern day threats, such as the war in Ukraine and Islamic extremism.
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