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Serbian leaders to attend Princip statue unveiling

The Serbian prime minister and president are to attend a ceremony in Sarajevo to unveil a statue of Gavrilo Princip, the young student who assassinated the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The shooting, on 28 June 1914, provided the spark that … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

It was 99 years today that the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, leading ultimately to the outbreak of World War I. The Archduke was in Sarajevo to inspect Austro-Hungarian troops when he and his wife were shot dead by … Continue reading

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