In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side during the First World War by offering it territory in the United States. Britain intercepted, deciphered and shared the "Zimmermann Telegram."
A solemn crowd has gathered in St. John's, N.L., as the province marks 100 years since the disastrous start to the Somme campaign in the First World War. About 800 members of the Newfoundland Regiment faced German machine gun fire. Just 68 survived.
France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of the First World War.