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Love conquers all for Greek-Turkish couples in Athens

Athens - At the foot of the Hill of the Muses in Athens, classical music fills the apartment where Cihan Tutluoglu lives with his husband Alexandros Massavetas.

From Sputnik-1 to Sputnik V: Russian scientific achievements

Moscow - Russia boasts a rich history of scientific invention across a wide variety of fields, from the Sputnik satellite to the coronavirus vaccine of the same name.

Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old 'lost' city near Luxor

Luxor - Archaeologists Saturday showed off their finds at what they say is the "largest" ancient city ever found in Egypt, dating to a golden age of the pharaohs 3,000 years ago.

Former SS canteen at Auschwitz bears witness to Holocaust history

Oswiecim - A Polish foundation hopes to restore a canteen where SS guards ate and sought distraction after long days of killing at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, to bear witness to a forgotten page of Holocaust history.

Egypt to unveil 'portion' of 3,000-year old city

Luxor - Archaeologists near Luxor have unearthed just a portion of the "largest" ancient city ever found in Egypt and dating to a golden pharaonic age 3,000 years ago, officials said Saturday.

Israel comes to standstill to honour Holocaust victims

Jerusalem - Israel briefly came to a standstill on Thursday with the morning bustle halted for two minutes at 10:00 am (0700 GMT) as sirens blared to honour the victims of the Holocaust.

Kagame welcomes France 'change' on Rwanda as archives opened

Paris - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday signalled he was ready for a new phase in ties with France after a landmark report acknowledged French responsibility over the 1994 genocide, as Paris ordered the opening of key archives.

Genome analysis reveals unknown ancient human migration in Europe

Apo - Genetic sequencing of human remains dating back 45,000 years has revealed a previously unknown migration into Europe and showed intermixing with Neanderthals in that period was more common than previously thought.

France opens archives on Rwanda genocide

Paris - The French government on Wednesday ordered the opening up of significant state archives concerning the genocide in Rwanda, on the 27th anniversary of the start of the slaughter that still casts a shadow over France.

'Blind' France bears responsibility in Rwanda genocide, report says

Paris - France bears overwhelming responsibilities over the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and was "blind" to preparations for the massacres, a report by historians said Friday, while adding there was no evidence Paris was complicit in the killings.

Bangladesh turns 50 as rights groups cry foul

Dhaka - Bangladesh marked 50 years of independence from Pakistan on Friday as rights groups issued a joint plea for the country's economic success to be matched by an end to growing political repression.

Greece celebrates revolution bicentennial with pomp and allies

Athens - Greece on Thursday celebrated 200 years since the start of its independence war with the Ottoman Empire with parades and ceremonies attended by foreign dignitaries, though the pandemic forced officials to scale back events.

Bangladesh at 50: Booming economy, shrinking rights

Chhota Angutia - Bangladesh turns 50 this week as an economic success story but also an increasingly repressive de facto one-party state where a cartoon or Facebook post can land you in jail, or worse.A.B.M. Shamsuddin has been a major beneficiary of the boom.

Archives uncover forgotten names of Auschwitz inmates

Warsaw - Ewa Bazan, an archivist at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, compares her work on newly-accessible records to piecing together a "puzzle" that is revealing new names and stories of the Nazi death camp's inmates.

Q&A: Women’s History Month: Catherine York powers of constant AI Special

In March 2021, Rosalind Brewer made history as the only Black female Fortune 500 CEO through her new role with Walgreens. Catherine York Powers looks Brewer's achievement and her own role as a CEO in fintech.

Greece to mark revolution bicentennial with 1821 allies

Athens - Greece will next week celebrate the 200th anniversary of the uprising that created its modern state, a romantic revolution that experts say captivated both elites and the masses around the world.

France's Bayeux Tapestry faces first restoration in 150 years

Bayeux - It has stood for over nine centuries as the most celebrated record of the 1066 Norman Conquest of England, its famous images cemented into the mind of every British school child.

Can Italy's Dante have justice, 700 years after his death?

Florence - Dante's "Divine Comedy," considered one of the world's greatest literary works, came to light after a miscarriage of justice which Italian legal experts now want to correct -- some seven centuries on.

Afghan Buddha in virtual return on anniversary of destruction by Taliban

Bamyan - Twenty years after being blasted out of Afghanistan's rugged central highlands, one of the country's famed Buddha statues made a brief virtual return Tuesday night as a three-dimensional projection filled the alcove that hosted the statue for centuries...

France to speed up access to Algeria war files

Paris - France said on Tuesday that researchers will get easier access to classified government files more than 50 years old, especially those pertaining to the Algerian war, still a highly controversial chapter of French history.

France selects first oaks to rebuild Notre Dame

Paris - The first oak trees to be used in the reconstruction of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris were selected on Friday from a forest west of the capital.

Forgotten mausoleum of Roman emperor Augustus reborn

Rome - A newly renovated colossal mausoleum for the founder of the Roman empire Augustus has reopened to the public in the Italian capital after centuries of neglect.

Macron admits France murdered Algerian independence figure

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron has admitted for the first time that French soldiers murdered a top Algerian independence figure then covered up his death in the latest acknowledgement by Paris of its colonial-era crimes.

Hollywood, history combine in Churchill art auction

Rabat - Hollywood's Angelina Jolie and Britain's iconic wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, a keen artist who took inspiration from the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, are combining for a March 1 date at Christie's auction house in London.

Spain removes last statue of dictator Franco

Madrid - Spain's north African enclave of Melilla has removed the country's last public statue of former dictator General Francisco Franco 45 years after his death.

Ex-king absent as Spain marks 40 years since failed coup

Madrid - Spain marked 40 years since a failed military coup Tuesday, but without the presence of former king Juan Carlos whose intervention helped stop the crisis, steering the nation toward democracy.

Reed harvest in snowy Poland

Elblag - In a snowstorm on the Vistula River lagoon near Poland's Baltic coast, a special harvester is cutting down reeds destined for export across Europe for use on traditional and sustainable thatched roofs.

Quake-hit Christchurch regains its mojo, 10 years on

Christchurch - Although a decade has passed, New Zealander Gordon Cullen still vividly recalls his daring escape from a high-rise tower block during the deadly Christchurch earthquake on February 22, 2011.Trapped in a fifth-floor office after the 6.

40 years since failed coup that reshaped Spain military

Madrid - On February 23, Spain marks 40 years since a failed coup attempt triggered a cultural revolution within the military, leading to its forced modernisation and social integration.

200 years after Napoleon defeat, Russia and France bury their dead

Russia - The remains of French and Russian soldiers who died during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 were Saturday laid to rest with military honours in a rare moment of unity between the two countries.
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