With the outbreak of the First World War reaching its centennial this year, an art show in Wuppertal traces the scars the war left behind. It travels to the French city of Rheims in the fall.
On September 21, church bells will ring out throughout the whole of Europe in remembrance of the end of WWI. During the war many bells were melted down into artillery guns. The pain of this loss united the people.
World War I ended on November 11, 1918. The conflict claimed countless victims with unprecedented displays of power. But the human suffering continued as Europe could not fully recover from the disaster.
Authorities have identified four additional works from the Gurlitt collection as having been looted from a Jewish family during World War II. The drawings will be returned to descendants of the original owners.
A dispute over islands in the Kuril archipelago has strained Japanese-Russian ties since the World War II. Japanese PM Abe and Russian President Putin have held numerous meetings over the past few years to resolve it.
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