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Europe recalls the horror 70 years after Nazi camps liberated

Natzwiller - European leaders on Sunday remembered the atrocities of concentration camps run by the Nazis and their allies during the Second World War with ceremonies in Germany, Croatia and France.

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Yerevan - The leaders of France and Russia joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield.

German foreign minister rejects Armenia 'genocide' label

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he would not call the mass murder of Armenians that began 100 years ago Friday a "genocide", one day after the German president used the controversial label.

Turkey 'condemns' Putin comments on Armenia genocide

Ankara - Turkey on Friday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War I.The foreign ministry said "we reject and condemn...

Key facts on the disputed Armenian genocide

Yerevan - Armenians around the world mark the centenary of the start of World War I mass killings of their kin by Ottoman Turks in what they insist was a genocide -- a term fiercely rejected by Turkey.

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Yerevan - The leaders of France and Russia on Friday joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield.

Armenians to mark 100 years since Ottoman massacre

Yerevan - Armenians worldwide will mark the centenary of an Ottoman massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people on Friday, as tensions over Turkey's refusal to recognise the killings as genocide reach boiling point.

Obama avoids term 'genocide' in Armenian massacre

Washington - US President Barack Obama described the World War I massacre of Armenians as "terrible carnage" but avoided the term genocide, as tempers flared between Armenia and Turkey ahead of the 100th anniversary.

Germany bears a 'responsibility' for Armenia 'genocide': President

Berlin - Germany condemns the massacre a century ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide", President Joachim Gauck said Thursday, adding that Germany bore partial blame for the bloodletting.

Armenia demands 'stronger message' from Turkey on 1915 genocide

Ankara - Armenian President Serge Sarkissian said Thursday he expected a "stronger message" from his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the centenary of the 1915 massacres in order to unblock frozen relations.

Armenian Church canonises 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottomans

- The Armenian Church on Thursday conferred sainthood on some 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces a century ago, in what is believed to be the biggest canonisation service in history.

Turkey 'stops Bosnian Serb leader from travelling to Armenia'

Sarajevo - Turkey on Wednesday stopped Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik's plane from flying over its territory, preventing him from attending a ceremony to mark the centenary of the Armenian genocide, his cabinet said.

Turkey recalls ambassador from Austria over 'genocide' condemnation

Ankara - Turkey recalled its ambassador to Austria on Wednesday in protest over Austrian lawmakers' condemnation of the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turk forces 100 years ago as "genocide".

Austria MPs symbolically recognise Armenian genocide

Vienna - Austrian lawmakers on Wednesday condemned as "genocide" for the first time the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the violence.

White House avoids calling Armenian deaths 'genocide'

Washington - The White House avoided referring to the mass World War I killings of Armenians as genocide, as a diplomatic row raged ahead of the tragedy's 100th anniversary.

Returning to Turkey, in search of a lost Armenian past

Istanbul - "My grandparents were killed here. My mother escaped with her two brothers," said Gerard Bodigoff, 70, as he made his first visit to Turkey and the land of his ancestors.

In exile, Syrian Armenians feel echoes of genocide

Birut - For thousands of Syrian Armenian refugees in Lebanon, the slaughter and expulsion of their ancestors a century ago is less a historical event than an ongoing trauma.

Turkey 'lost battle with truth' over Armenia genocide: Academic

Istanbul - Turkey has lost the battle with truth over its refusal to acknowledge the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as genocide, a Turkish academic who helped break a long-standing taboo on the issue said.

Turkey says shares Armenian pain over Ottoman killings

Ankara - Turkey on Monday sought to reach out to Armenians ahead of the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of their ancestors in the Ottoman Empire, saying it shared their pain and wanted to heal the wounds of the past.

Germany finds compromise label for Armenians' massacre centenary

Berlin - Germany will condemn the massacre a century ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, linking it to 20th century "genocides" for the first time, according to a draft parliamentary resolution hammered out Monday.

Armenians to mark genocide centenary as Turkey dispute rages on

Yerevan - Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

Armenians to mark 'genocide' centenary as Turkey dispute rages on

Yerevan - Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

In U.S., Armenian youths marked by WWI mass killings

Los Angeles - Edward Papikian, a high school student at the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School in Los Angeles, says he thinks every day about his forefathers who were slain by Ottoman forces in 1915.

Discreet but proud: The Armenians of Istanbul

Istanbul - Yasmin Rostomyan makes no big outward show of her origins but works daily to keep her Armenian heritage alive and preserve it for the future in modern Turkey."Turkey is my country, I do not want to leave," she says.

Turkey stirs trouble with calendar clash on genocide day

Istanbul - Turkey is hosting commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli a day earlier than the actual start of fighting, drawing bitter accusations it is trying to overshadow ceremonies remembering the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman fo...

Turkish PM says genocide recognition is 'European racism'

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday angrily condemned the European Parliament for adopting a resolution urging Turkey to recognise the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide, saying it was a sign of growing "racism" i...

Turkey PM's Armenian aide steps down amid genocide row

Ankara - The Turkish government on Thursday said a Turkish-Armenian advisor to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutogou had "retired", days after he caused a furore within the ruling party for describing the mass killings of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire as genocid...

Defying death in the Holocaust for a sister

- Suzanna Braun, who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust and defied death at least three times, believes she survived because of her determination to save her sister -- and some divine intervention.The first time she beat death was sheer luck.

EU parliament urges Turkey to recognise 'Armenian genocide'

Brussels - The European Parliament on Wednesday urged Turkey to use the centenary of Ottoman-era massacres to "recognise the Armenian genocide" and help promote reconciliation between the two peoples.

Turkey vows to ignore any EU parliament genocide resolution

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday warned the European Parliament it would ignore any resolution calling on Ankara to recognise the 1915 killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide.
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Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, center, held responsible for the massacre of over 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, was arrested by Serbian police.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Yvonne Basebya, Rwandan-born Dutch citizen condemned to six years and eight months in prison in the Netherlands.
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The future outlook of developing nations looks bleak. Should developed nations be held accountable for the genocide?
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rabbi Shimon Moch.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rabbi Shimon Moch.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Rwanda Genocide Memorial In 1994, 800,000 people were killed in 100 days of systematic slaughter. Many sites around Rwanda now stand as memorials to the genocide. The remains of those killed stand as a testament to what took place.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, leader of Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi coalition of opposition politial parties.
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Rose Seed with the three men in her family, Jeff, Ryan and Liam, in their new life in America in 2014.
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The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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A scene from 'Watchers of the Sky'
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A scene from 'Watchers of the Sky'
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rev. Brian Kiely and Rev. Audrey Brooks of the Unitarian Church of Edmonton.
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Criticizing the U.S. government for its recent overtures toward negotiation with Iran, Wiesel offered a firm stance. "I think America should adopt a very harsh line, a more truthful line, and say to Iran that you cannot continue like that -not with our consent. You can't."
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