White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery dedicated to the us soldiers killed in the Belleau Wood battle during World War One at Belleau, France, Nov. 10, 2018.
"Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism". But a rainy forecast for the city made it too risky for him to safely fly there, the White House said a couple hours before he was to arrive at the cemetery.
On the other side of the globe, Australia and New Zealand held ceremonies to recall how the war killed and wounded soldiers and civilians in unprecedented numbers and in gruesome new, mechanized ways.
Brought alive again by people too young to have known global war themselves, the ghostly voices seemed collectively to say: Please, do not make our mistakes.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres also spoke at the forum, and "warned of "parallels" between the present day and the unstable and risky 1930s as he marked the centenary of World War I in a speech in Paris", according to a report by RFI. More than 26,000 American soldiers perished in that battle and more than 95,000 were wounded.
"It is our duty to preserve the civilization they defended and to protect the peace they so nobly gave their lives to secure one century ago", President Trump said.
The UN chief has said the world today has several of the ingredients that led to the failure of the peace that followed World War I, in comments marking the 100th anniversary of the end of that conflict, as the leaders of France and Germany warned about the dangers of nationalism.
The protest, held in steady rain, drew a range of groups and causes from Trotskyists to Communists and some seeking to free a convicted Lebanese terrorist from jail.
Mr Putin and Mr Trump are expected to have a meeting at the G-20 summit in Argentina later this month.
When asked by journalists whether he had a chance to talk to Trump, Putin said "yes", Interfax and RT reported.
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Mr Putin praised Mr Macron's drive for a more unified European military, pointing out that it is not new.
President Trump lashed out at European leaders after French President Emmanuel Macron denounced his "America First" brand of nationalism and called for the creation of a European army, independent from the US. The meeting came soon after Donald Trump arrived in Paris and criticized his host via Twitter, calling Macron's support for a European military force "very insulting".
It was the first time the two leaders met since their summit in Helsinki in July, during which Trump claimed that he didn't "see any reason" why Russian Federation would have interfered in the 2016 USA elections.
A security breach occurred as the presidential motorcade traveled down the grand Champs-Élysées, which was closed to traffic.
At least one other topless protester also made it into the avenue, but was unable to reach the cars.
Trump was joined by US military leaders in the visit to the cemetery, where 1,500 USA service members are buried.
Arriving last for the event, Putin made for his United States counterpart to shake his hand before giving him a thumbs-up sign, while smiling. Putin also flashed Trump a thumbs-up sign and patted Trump's arm. Separately, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled a similar distance by vehicle to a commemorative event in northern France.
Trump is sitting between his wife, first lady Melania Trump, and Merkel at the event.
French President Emmanuel Macron led the worldwide Armistice Day commemorations Sunday morning by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which lies at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris.
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