America's Independence Day may have just passed, but if you're still feeling festive and you're looking for another reason to don your red, white, and blue, get in on the festivities this weekend to celebrate Bastille Day.
This July 1 marks the 98th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. This battle, estimated to be the second bloodiest in World War I, lasted for five months. The first day of the battle was the worst single day in the history of the British Army in term of overall casualties.
Charles Payne submits: I can almost hear Kool & the Gang in the background telling everyone to "celebrate good times" as the market not only has maintained an upside bias, but has exhibited some gusto to boot. Of course, we know every time we start to sing out loud rather than whistle past the graveyard our luck runs out. At some point our greatest fears will fade, but right now the question is can they fade enough to be part of the solution.
The woman considered France’s first lady was hospitalized after a report the president is having an affair with an actress, her office said Sunday, as a poll was released showing the French shrugging off any liaison as none of their business.
Beefeater gin has launched the Beefeater Alchemy Project together with Bastille. The UK band is on a tour of Europe, taking in Barcelona, Naples and Dublin, and a film crew is on the road with them to shoot a documentary.
Two photo banners depicting Canadian soldiers landing on D-Day, stolen three weeks ago from outside the French embassy in Ottawa, have been returned.
An embassy spokesman says the older brother of one of the three culprits who stole the banners, has returned them.
The man told the French official his younger brother took the banners from the fence outside the embassy as a gift for his grandfather, who served in the Second World War.
For some French teams on the Tour de France, it has been a comparatively disastrous campaign so far.But at the halfway stage and on the national holiday of Bastille Day, the likes of Cofidis, Francaise des Jeux and Bbox-Bouygues have the perfect chance to make amends.After two hard days in the high mountains trimmed the yellow jersey field in brutal fashion, the battle for the race's top prize should take a back seat until the resumption of hostilities in the Pyrenees on Sunday.