Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, center, and his partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, second right, are greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris to participate in a
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, center, and his partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, second right, are greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris to participate in a

PARIS - Commemorations are underway around the world to mark the moment 100 years ago when the slaughter of World War I finally stopped.

France, the epicenter of the first global conflict, was hosting the main international commemoration, pressing home the point that the world mustn't stumble into war again, as it did so quickly and catastrophically with World War II
 
The more than 60 world leaders scheduled to gather at precisely 11 a.m., a century after the cease-fire, included those with the power to destroy humanity if it ever stumbled into the folly of a World War III.
 
The U.S. and Russian presidents were being joined by an array of leaders whose geographical spread showed how the "war to end all wars" left few corners of the globe untouched.