Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Aug 12, 2017

Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died Friday at the age of 113, Israeli media reported. Since he was an observant Jew, his family could not be reached Friday evening, the onset of the ...

Prince William, Ireland's Kenny mark WWI battle in Belgium

Jun 8, 2017

Prince William, Ireland's Kenny mark WWI battle in Belgium

Britain's Prince William and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny led a ceremony in Belgium on Wednesday marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines in World War I. The iconic June 1917 battle in northeast Belgium cost the lives of thousands of soldiers and ...

When America joined WWI and became a global power

Apr 2, 2017

When America joined WWI and became a global power

When America entered World War I, a century ago this week, the European powers were bogged down in a grinding trench war that had killed millions and ravaged the European continent. Swinging its industrial might and vast manpower behind France and Britain against Germany and ...

May 30, 2016

Wounded vet in race to reunite Purple Hearts to WWI warriors, kin

A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry ...

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 killing ...