More than 10000 police line streets of Paris for Armistice centenary

Geraldine Edwards
November 14, 2018

But Sunday, at the main ceremony to mark the signing of the World War I armistice 100 years ago, Macron again appeared to have Trump in his sights as he attacked nationalism.

"The old demons are rising again". "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is betrayal of patriotism", Macron said. I love our country", he said, adding: "You have nationalists.

BEARDSLEY: As Macron spoke, Trump sat stony-faced, or one French newspaper put it, pouting and indifferent. He later described the commemoration as "very lovely".

Netanyahu, speaking to reporters on Sunday, also said he favoured reaching an "arrangement" that would avoid an all out war with Gaza and stave off a deepening humanitarian crisis.

The Paris weather, grey and damp, seemed fitting when remembering a war fought in mud and relentless horror.

The memorial marked the hour- 11 am on Nov 11, 1918-when the guns fell silent after more than four years of killing on the Western Front.

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Under a sea of black umbrellas, a line of leaders led by Mr Macron and his wife Brigitte marched in silence on the cobbles of the Champs-Elysees, after leaving their buses. He arrived separately for security reasons, and his motorcade was briefly detained by protesters. In the current condition of relations between Russia and the United States, meetings between the leaders of the two nuclear superpowers first of all should not bring the Russian-American relations to an even greater deterioration, as it happened after the meetings in Hamburg in July 2017 and in Helsinki in July 2018.

On Saturday Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel visited the town of Compiègne, north of Paris.

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.

While praising France for "a wonderful two days", Trump described his rainy stop at the American cemetery at Suresnes as "the highlight of the trip".

On Friday night, French TV host Yann Barthès aired a short clip of Trump on his "Quotidien" show, showing the president making amusing faces and doing silly voices.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince Charles, standing in for Queen Elizabeth, attended a separate remembrance event in London where thousands of well-wishers also paid their respects to fallen soldiers.

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President Trump snubbed the Peace Forum, instead visiting a military cemetery in the Paris suburbs, a day after coming under criticism for cancelling a similar trip due to rain.

Since then, the USA has sent National Security Adviser John Bolton for two rounds of talks with Russian officials, but the only deal announced publicly was a vague agreement for the two leaders to meet again next year, possibly in Washington.

After Trump was gone, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who recently announced that she will not be seeking re-election, made an impassioned plea for global cooperation at the peace forum, saying World War I had "made clear what disastrous consequences a lack of compromise in politics and diplomacy can have".

Nearly 10 million soldiers died, sometimes tens of thousands on a single day. The question remains open whether the multilateralists can do that without USA leadership.

The French president asked that his Russian and USA counterparts not hold negotiations in Paris that could "eclipse" the events and meetings that Paris had organized, Kommersant said, citing a European diplomatic source.

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