British Prime Minister David Cameron Wins Second Term in Elections… Who is David Cameron?

England… Great Britain…the British Commonwealth… the United Kingdom (U.K.)…no matter what you refer this island nation as, they continuously stand as one of the United States’ most stalwart allies. Essentially, since the American Revolution brought the 13 colonies out from under British rule, the nation of America has enjoyed steadfast support from England in its […]


Panama Summit of the Americas – Cuba and U.S. Talk

Last Friday, April 10, the Seventh Summit of the Americas commenced in Panama City, Panama. All of the political leaders from countries within the Western Hemisphere met for a two-day conference to discuss policy and issues specific to this region of the world. What’s new this year? Cuba’s invitation and attendance! With the United States’ […]


70th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

Last week, veterans and families gathered at the National World War II Memorial to attend the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima. This assembly was to commemorate the battle in which more than 6,800 American service members were killed. Iwo Jima would come to be known as the deadliest battle in Marine Corps […]


70 Years on – Survivors Remember the Liberation of Auschwitz

Every decade since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, survivors have gathered to remember the brutal murder of millions of Jews systematically killed in Hitler’s death chambers. Allied Russian soldiers entered and liberated Auschwitz on January 27, 1945. Memorials have been held around the world last week and continue this […]


The Code Breaker

The World Wars certainly produced the rapid advancement of machines and technology on both sides of the Atlantic. As necessity often has proven, innovation was bred as patriotic scientists and inventors raced to devise the next best device that would save their nation. One of the most fascinating machines to emerge from the chaos and […]


FIFA Frenzy

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup commenced Thursday, June 12 with a Brazil 3-1 victory over Croatia. Brazil, the host nation for the 2014 FIFA games, is pumped up to share the beauty, culture, and energy of its many cities in which the games for 32 countries will compete. Today, Monday June 16, the United […]


Celebrating a British – American Hero: (Sir) Winston Churchill Day

 Sir Winston Churchill  become an Honorary Citizen of the United States on April 9th, 1963. The 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, bestowed the honor of granting citizenship to the World War II British leader and staunch American ally. Churchill was 89 when he received this honor; he died two years later. Winston Churchill […]


Crisis in Crimea

Russian President Putin enjoyed the spotlight last month when Russia hosted the Olympic games. Last week, Putin returned to the headlines but for a very different reason. The Russian military is engaged in a tense military stand-off with Ukrainian forces as both sides lay claim to the Crimean peninsula. As the conflict deepens and western […]


Otzi/Oetzi the Mummy

In 1991, when walking near a melting glacier on the Otztal Alps in South Tyrol, at the border of Austria and Italy, tourists Helmut and Erika Simon noticed something they could not identify. Moving closer, they began to panic when they realized what they had found. It was not a discarded piece of worthless matter […]


A Lot Happening in 1922

What do the following events have in common: Irish Civil War, Teapot Dome Scandal, the abolishment of the Ottoman Empire, and the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb? The common thread is that all of the mentioned events took place during 1922. Season 4 of the popular PBS series Downton Abbey began airing last month. This […]

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