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Turkey Imposes Sanctions After French Parliamentary Approval of Genocide Bill

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey has reacted angrily to a vote in the lower house of the French parliament making it a crime to deny that the mass killings of Armenians nearly a century ago was genocide. Armenia says 1.5 million Armenians were killed during World War I by troops of Turkey’s Ottoman Empire, which historians say was one […]

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French Lawmakers Pass Armenia Genocide Bill

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s lower house of parliament Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill making it a crime to publicly deny as genocide the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago. The Senate, or upper house, must still pass the bill for it to become law. Armenia welcomed passage of the bill, while Turkey angrily rejected […]

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French Lawmakers Pass Armenia Genocide Bill

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French lawmakers have passed a bill making it a crime to publicly deny as genocide the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago. France’s lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of the measure Thursday. The Senate, or upper house, must still pass the measure for it to become law. Armenia […]

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French Parliament Approves Armenian Genocide Bill

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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France’s lower house of parliament has easily approved a controversial draft bill making it a crime to publicly deny as genocide the killing of Armenians by troops of Turkey’s former Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago. Turkey had warned of “grave consequences” to economic and political relations between the two countries if the law passes. […]

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French Parliament to Vote on Armenian Genocide Bill

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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The French parliament is expected to approve a controversial bill Thursday making it a crime to publicly deny the killing of Armenians by troops of Turkey’s former Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago. In response, Turkey says it may recall its ambassador to France and ask the French ambassador to leave Turkey. Turkish officials say […]

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France: Some Breast Implants in Question, Brits Say No Issues

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Around 30,000 women in France and possibly tens of thousands more around the world are facing the prospect of needing to have defective breast implants removed after several suspicious cases of cancer. Health officials said Tuesday that the implants were made by the Poly Implant Prothese company. The company’s implants were taken off the market […]

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Turkey Warns France Over Genocide Draft Bill

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish President Abdullah Gul has called on France to drop a parliamentary bill that would make it illegal to deny the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey was genocide. Mr Gul issued a strong statement to France Tuesday, saying it was not possible for Turkey to accept a draft law which denies the […]

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France: Tens of Thousands May Need Breast Implants Removed

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Around 30,000 women in France and possibly tens of thousands more around the world are facing the prospect of needing to have defective breast implants removed after several suspicious cases of cancer. Health officials said Tuesday that the implants were made by the Poly Implant Prothese company. The company’s implants were taken off the market […]

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French Airport Security Strike in Fourth Day

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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International air travellers in France may find their travel complicated as security workers at two major airports strike for a fourth day. Air France listed some delays and several cancelled flights Monday due to the strike. The airport in Lyon and the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris both warned of possible delays again Monday. […]

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Turkish PM Lashes Out at France Over Genocide Bill

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A French bill that would make it a crime to deny that the mass killing of Armenians in 1915 was genocide is drawing criticism from Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at France Saturday, during a news conference in Ankara with the chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil. Mr. Erdogan […]

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