Serbia unveils monument to WWI-triggering assassin Gavrilo Princip

Jun 29, 2015

Serbia unveils monument to WWI-triggering assassin Gavrilo Princip

Serbia on Sunday unveiled a monument to Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of the Austro-Hungarian crown prince in Sarajevo helped ignite World War I and still provokes controversy in the ethnically divided Balkans. Hundreds of citizens attended the ceremony in central Belgrade held on the ...

Germany says 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide

Apr 25, 2015

Germany says 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide

Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide. Turkey denies the ...

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Apr 25, 2015

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday amid tight security to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, a formative event that helped forge their identities as independent nations. Dawn services and parades were held across the two countries on the ...

Armenian church makes saints of 1.5 million genocide victims

Apr 24, 2015

Armenian church makes saints of 1.5 million genocide victims

The Armenian Church on Thursday conferred sainthood on some 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces a century ago, as tensions raged over Turkey’s refusal to recognize the killings as genocide. The ceremony, which is believed to be the biggest canonization service in history, ...