• HISTORY
    14 April 2024: This day in history

    1865: US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington; he dies a day later 1912: RMS Titanic, the world’s largest ocean liner, hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland, sinks in the early hours of April 15 1914: Dr. Harry Plotz isolates the bacteria that […]

  • GREECE
    Restoration of the Ancient Theater of Delphi on track

    Restoration work at the 4th century BC Theater of Delphi in central Greece, a UNESCO World Heritage monument, is being intensified, after the unanimous approval by the Central Archaeological Council of the geotechnical study and the implementation study for the restoration of its eastern part. The studies were drafted as a follow-up to the final […]

  • EUROPE
    Belgium probes EU lawmakers allegedly bribed by Moscow

    Belgium’s federal prosecutor has launched an investigation against members of the European Parliament allegedly paid by Moscow, and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo will bring the issue of Russian interference to the top of next week’s leaders’ summit, he said on Friday (12 April).

  • HISTORY
    13 April 2024: This day in history

    1250: The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France captured 1598: Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots 1860: 1st Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California 1868: Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II commits suicide 1970: Apollo 13 announces “Okay, Houston, […]

  • EUROPE
    Belgium probes EU lawmakers allegedly bribed by Moscow

    Belgium’s federal prosecutor has launched an investigation against members of the European Parliament allegedly paid by Moscow, and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo will bring the issue of Russian interference to the top of next week’s leaders’ summit, he said on Friday (12 April).

  • HISTORY
    12 April 2024: This day in history

    1204: The Fourth Crusade occupies and plunders Constantinople 1811: The first US colonists on the Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington 1861: Fort Sumter in South Carolina is attacked by the Confederacy, beginning the American Civil War 1872: Jesse James’ gang robs a bank of $1,500 in Columbia, Kentucky, 1 dead 1927: Kuomintang leader […]