Victory in Europe Day, is celebrated on May 8, but actually the formalities of the war's end were spread over three days.
The British passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 miles off the Irish coast.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War.
The U.S. invasion was justified as protecting American lives. Within days, this was changed to "preventing a Communist takeover."
This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.
The civil war in Yemen is a long-running conflict over access to political power and resources, not religion, or any attempt by Iran to spread its influence.
I heard the following joke in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, then part of the USSR, as was Moldavia.
Golden Dawn - with its Holocaust denial, its swastikas, and Hitler salutes - makes it look like it inhabits the fringe, but it has roots that make it dangerous.
The women were ordained in alphabetical order; Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the first woman to be ordained in England.
The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight.