The United States House of Representatives votes 405 to 11 to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide as a genocide for the first time. Turkey condemns the resolution, describing it as "a meaningless political step", and that "its sole addressees are the Armenian lobby and anti-Turkey groups".
United States President Barack Obama vows to keep United States borders open to refugees, "as long as I'm president," as he visited a Malaysian humanitarian center and met migrant children, many of whom escaped violence in homelands that include Myanmar, Pakistan, and Syria.
U.S. president Barack Obama is accused of anti-Catholicism at home and in Northern Ireland for his remarks on Protestant and Catholic segregation of schools while visiting for the G8 summit earlier this week.
The President of Armenia accuses Turkey of "destroying" a bid to normalize relations between the two countries, who are locked in a dispute over the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I.
President of the United States Barack Obama announces plans via Secretary of Energy Steven Chu that additional solar panels will be installed at the White House, while the founder of Sungevity plans to install solar panels at the private official residence of President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed for the "Global Work Party" event planned by 350.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives accepts a resolution describing the Armenian Genocide as "genocide", prompting Turkey to recall its ambassador and threatening Turkey–United States relations.