Trump unloaded on the US's European allies and appeared to threaten pulling out of NATO upon returning home from Paris, where French President Emmanuel Macron openly rebuked Trump's entire political philosophy.
On this day in 1805, Napoleon wins the most impressive victory of his career at Austerlitz. "I have beaten the Austro-Russian army commanded by two emperors," Bonaparte writes to Josephine afterwards. "I am a little weary. I embrace you."
EU partners Poland and Denmark have agreed to build a natural gas pipeline along the Baltic Sea floor to supply Poles with Norwegian gas as they seek to ease heavy dependence on Russian supplies.
Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia. But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two - How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!
TIL that WW1 could have ended hours earlier, but one man wanted to wait until "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month". ~11,000 men were wounded or killed waiting for the Armistice to take effect