Xi Jinping and NPC deputies mourn lives taken by COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders mourned the lives taken during the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday. They joined deputies to the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) in observing a moment of silence in tribute to those who sacrificed their lives to the fight against COVID-19 and those who lost their … Read more Xi Jinping and NPC deputies mourn lives taken by COVID-19

China congress: Leaders face unprecedented pressure

Chinese leaders observed a minute of silence for coronavirus victims at the start of its biggest political gathering of the year. The opening session of China’s top political advisory body started one day before the National People’s Congress. The government is facing unprecedented pressure over its handling of the pandemic, tensions with the United States … Read more China congress: Leaders face unprecedented pressure

International Day of Living Together in Peace – President of the UN General Assembly

Message from the President of the General Assembly on the International Day of Living Together in Peace. The President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande called on all Member States to endore the United Nations call for an immediate global ceasefire. In his message on the International Day of … Read more International Day of Living Together in Peace – President of the UN General Assembly

Amidst Lockdown, Philippines’s Largest TV Network Goes Off Air | The Listening Post

On The Listening Post this week: The Filipino government has forced local television network ABS-CBN off the air. Plus, COVID-19 is used as a cover to stifle voices of dissent in Hong Kong Amidst lockdown, Philippines’s largest TV network goes off air The consensus of presidents and prime ministers just about everywhere has been that … Read more Amidst Lockdown, Philippines’s Largest TV Network Goes Off Air | The Listening Post

New Orleans: the city of noise silenced by coronavirus

New Orleans – home of jazz and the world famous Mardi Gras – is usually a joyous, extravagant place. Music, culture and prayer have always fused here. But the virus has hit the New Orleans area hard, recently claiming the life of jazz legend Ellis Marsalis Jr. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) So how does a city renowned … Read more New Orleans: the city of noise silenced by coronavirus

Our royal team on VE Day celebrations and the Queen’s message to nurses | ITV News

This is The Royal Rota – our weekly podcast about the royal family, with ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship and Producer Lizzie Robinson. Chris and Lizzie discuss how the royals marked VE Day with the Queen’s address to the nation and Prince Charles’ two-minute silence. This week the royals paid tribute to nurses across … Read more Our royal team on VE Day celebrations and the Queen’s message to nurses | ITV News

VE Day celebrated in coronavirus lockdown

Fighter planes soared in blue skies above towns and cities across the UK to mark the VE Day anniversary – despite public events on the ground having to be cancelled. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Prince Charles in Balmoral led a two minute silence this morning – before socially distant celebrations echoing the street parties of 75 years … Read more VE Day celebrated in coronavirus lockdown

Macron Leads Paris Victory in Europe Ceremony Marking the End of World War II

French President Emmanuel Macron led a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe monument on Friday to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War II victory over Nazi Germany. The city of Paris was empty as the country is under strict lockdown until Monday. Macron laid a wreath and relit the flame of the Tomb … Read more Macron Leads Paris Victory in Europe Ceremony Marking the End of World War II

Royals and politicians observe two-minute silence to mark 75th VE Day anniversary

Britain observed a two-minute silence on Friday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of the second world war. Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall led the ceremony from Balmoral in Scotland. Political leaders also paid silent tribute at 11am along with the rest of the nation. … Read more Royals and politicians observe two-minute silence to mark 75th VE Day anniversary

Boris Johnson and Prince Charles observe two-minute silence on VE Day

Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, Keir Starmer and Nicola Sturgeon observed two-minute silence to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The UK fell silent at 11am as it honoured the sacrifice of the Second World War generation 75 years on from the era-defining conflict which scarred Europe. Read more about how the UK is commemorating … Read more Boris Johnson and Prince Charles observe two-minute silence on VE Day

Red Arrows fly over London to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

The RAF’S display team colour the skies above London red, white and blue to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Nazi commanders signed their surrender to Allied forces in a French schoolhouse 75 years ago on 8 Msy 1945, bringing the second world war in Europe to an end. VE Day 2020: 75th anniversary … Read more Red Arrows fly over London to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

UK falls silent to remember the end of World War Two | ITV News

The UK observes a two-minute silence to remember those who fought and died in World War Two. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itvnews/

Spectacular flypast across UK commemorates 75th VE Day Anniversary

Today marks 75 years since VE Day as the United Kingdom remembers the end of war in Europe. VE Day is recognised every year with street parties, community gatherings, and acknowledgement from the Armed Forces. The most recent significant celebrations were in 2015, when the 70th anniversary of VE Day was marked with three days … Read more Spectacular flypast across UK commemorates 75th VE Day Anniversary