As Atlanta gets an MLS team, the world remembers when war stopped for a football friendly

Darren Eales and Adrian Powell from Team Great Britain accept the First World War Centenary Cup from MLS Atlanta and Falcons owner Arthur Blank. 

On the 100th anniversary of World War I and the Christmas Truce, players from England and Germany met once again on the soccer field to remember that unique time in history and to look forward to more international matches by celebrating the awarding of a yet-to-be-named Major League Soccer team, now known as MLS Atlanta. More
Belgium

Missionary Rescue in the Congo Recalled During Kiwanis Veterans Day Luncheon

by Phil Bolton | November 12, 2014 In tribute of Veterans Day Nov. 11, Kiwanian William “Mack” Secord recalled the joint U.S.-Belgium rescue mission of white hostages and a number of Congolese whose lives were threatened 50 year ago by the violence in war-torn Stanleyville, (today known as Kisangani), in what’s now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More
France

Lafayette's Legacy Creates a Platform for Georgia Tech Innovations

by Phil Bolton | June 6, 2014 The Georgia Institute of Technology’s campus in Metz, France, began as a teaching facility, became a research center and is about to enter a third phase of “innovation,” Bernard Kippelen, president of the soon-to-be opened Institute Lafayette, told Global Atlanta. More
Germany

Delta Celebrates 35 Years of Germany Flights

by Chris Freiberg | June 27, 2014 Delta Air Lines Inc. on June 17 celebrated 35 years of trans-Atlantic service to Germany that started with its inaugural flight in 1979 from Atlanta to Frankfurt. More
Ireland

How to Trace Your Northern Irish Heritage

by Mary Welch | October 19, 2014 Every year thousands of Americans fly to Ireland in search of their roots, or as the Irish say, “looking for your bones.” A large percentage — if not the majority — consider themselves Irish-American whose ancestors have come here since the Potato Famine in the 1840s from what is now the Republic of Ireland. More
Netherlands

Netherlands Ties Support 23,800 Jobs in Georgia: Embassy

by Trevor Williams | June 26, 2014 Georgia’s economic relationship with the Netherlands supported 23,800 jobs in the state in 2012, according to the latest figures compiled by the Dutch embassy in Washington.  More
Turkey

Expert: Turkey's Erdogan Wins in Elections, Loses International Prestige

by Trevor Williams | April 3, 2014 While he faces international criticism for alleged corruption and for blocking Twitter and YouTube, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has received a vote of confidence at home this week.  More
United Kingdom

A Century After the 'Christmas Truce,' Soccer Brings Brits, Germans Together Again

by Mary Welch | December 15, 2014 During Christmas week of 1914, it really was all quiet on the Western Front. About 100,000 British and German soldiers were in trenches near Flanders in Belgium, so close they could hear each other singing Christmas songs. Soon, the soldiers were yelling across the field exchanging gossip and joining in the singing. Eventually, they met in the middle, exchanged gifts and food and buried their dead. More