A woman photographs a portrait of Serbian secessionist Gavrilo Princip, the assassin of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Duchess Sophie, in a gallery  in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Below is the first of a daily article from the archives of European newspapers, which, over the next month, will illustrate the unfolding diplomati(...)

Actors dressed as Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Duchess Sophie sit in a replica of the car that the real Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand rode in when he and his wife were assassinated at the same spot 100 years before  today in Sarajevo. Photo:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Sarajevo marked the centennial today of a prince’s murder that lit the fuse for the first World War, offering a message of unity to a divided countr(...)

The war to end all war
  • World
  • June 28, 2014, 01:00

‘The outbreak of war in 1914 is not an Agatha Christie drama at the end of which we will discover the culprit standing over a corpse in the conservato(...)

Polish foreign minister Radislow Sikorski said British prime minister David Cameron would be able to negotiate major reforms to Britain’s EU membership terms even if he was defeated on the Juncker issue. Photograph: Reuters/Slawek Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy travels to London for talks with British prime minister David Cameron today amid increasing expectatio(...)

President  Higgins honouring 1916 leaders  at Arbour Hilllast month. He will visit Liege in August. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill  Donaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is to attend the first major multinational commemoration event marking the outbreak of the first World War on August 4th (...)

Vandalised graffiti in Belgrade depicting Gavrilo Princip; the Cyrillic writing reads as ‘revolt’. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

The face of Gavrilo Princip, the man whose assassination of the Austrian-Hungarian archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked the first World War, filled the(...)

Registration of foreign aliens in Paris, August 1914, before their evacuation (Photo: Agence Rol Bibliothèque nationale de France, dpt. des Estampes et de la photographie)

The minarets of a Sarajevo mosque loom in the background. Men watching from balconies and in the street are coiffed with the red Ottoman fez. Gavrilo (...)

June 8th, 1914, Sarajevo: The arrest of Gavrilo Princip a 19-year-old Serbian nationalist, assassin of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his consort,  Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Along the banks of the river Miljacka which runs through the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, stands a simple stone bridge. The distinctive Ottoman-sty(...)

Scottish Labour politician James Keir Hardie (1856 - 1915), addressing a peace meeting in Trafalgar Square, London, from the plinth of Nelson’s Column. Keir Hardie was born in Legbrannock, in Lanarkshire, and worked in a coalpit from the age of 10. After working as a journalist he turned to politics. The founding Chairman of the Scottish Labour Party (1888), Keir Hardie was elected to Parliament in 1892 for West Ham South, and then in 1900 for Merthyr Tydfil. He was the first leader of the Labour Party in Parliament (1906-07).  Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

T wo days after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith stood in the Commons, d(...)

Serbian student Gavrilo Princip, who assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, igniting conflagration of WWI & subsequent world events into present day, in jail cell awaiting trial. Photograph: Time Life Pictures

His name may not be as instantly recognisable as Franz Ferdinand, but the 19 –year-old assassin who killed the heir to the Austrian throne in Sarajevo(...)

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