Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur

Vast Wildfires in Siberia - Trump Offers his Help to Putin

Donald Trump offered to help his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to put out vast wildfires raging across Siberia, the Kremlin has revealed.

The US and Russian presidents spoke by phone at Washington's initiative in a move Mr Putin took as a sign that damaged ties can be restored, the Kremlin said.

No one is irreplaceable

That a government structure is designed to operate at the highest decision-making level does not mean that it should be beholden to its ministers. Wars are not won by generals alone, after all.

The excuse that a crisis is not the right time to replace ministers because their successors would have trouble being brought up to speed, does not hold water.

Germany, France propose EU economic recovery fund

The leaders of Germany and France proposed Monday a 500 billion-euro ($543 billion) recovery fund for European economies hit by pandemic.

In a joint statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said the proposed fund would see European Union budget expenditure used to help sectors and regions that are particularly affected by the outbreak.

Josip Broz Tito - 40 years since the death of the lifetime President of the SFRY

Josip Broz Tito, as President of Yugoslavia, first of all, built his reputation with the people of Yugoslavia. For years, a cult of leader was developed, so the marshal's photographs hung above school boards, but also in the homes of many Yugoslavs - from Vardar to Triglav. He remained remembered for his turbulent political and private life.

France Extends the Quarantine until 11 May

French President Emmanuel Macron has declared that the country is not ready to lift restrictions and bans on business and citizens, so that quarantine throughout the country is extended until May 11. This was stated in an extraordinary television address to the nation.

France is one of the hardest hit countries by the epidemic. There are 15,000 casualties and 138,000 infected.