Pope calls Turkey's Armenian slaughter 'genocide'

Apr 12, 2015

Pope calls Turkey's Armenian slaughter 'genocide'

Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians, calling it “the first genocide of the 20th century,” a politically explosive pronouncement that will certainly anger Turkey. Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in ...

Cubans hope for more U.S. trade, better lives

Apr 12, 2015

Cubans hope for more U.S. trade, better lives

Cubans hailed Saturday’s historic meeting between Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama but said they want to see ties warm faster between the Cold War foes so that the lives of ordinary people on the island can improve. Havana residents stopped in the middle ...

History retold for China's Kuomintang vets

Apr 8, 2015

History retold for China's Kuomintang vets

For decades after World War II Nationalist soldier Zeng Hui was ostracized by China’s Communist authorities, despite having fought against arch-enemy Japan. But at more than 100 years old, he has been brought back into the fold as Beijing seeks unity against Tokyo. In ...

Apr 8, 2015

German official slams Greek demands for WWII reparations as 'stupid'

Germany’s economy minister branded Greece’s demand for €278.7 billion in reparations from World War II as “stupid” on Tuesday, while the German opposition said Berlin should repay a forced loan dating from the Nazi occupation. Greek Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas made the demand ...