Կիրակի, ապրիլի 19, 2015 Ժամանակը Երեւանում 07:05

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U.S. -- White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest delivers remarks during a news conference at the White House in Washington DC, USA, 20 February 2014.

U.S. Administration Vague On Armenian Genocide Statement

The White House has declined to clarify whether U.S. President Barack will use the word “genocide” in his upcoming annual statement on the 1915 mass killings and deportations of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.

Armenia - Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian (R) and EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Johannes Hahn give a joint press conference in Yerevan, 18Mar2015.

EU Confidence In Armenia ‘Restored’

Armenia has succeeded in reinvigorating its relations with the European Union after its unexpected decision in 2013 to join a Russian-led alliance of former Soviet republics, a senior EU diplomat said on Friday.

Armenia - A newly constructed prison in Armavir region, 29Nov2015.

Armenia To Introduce House Arrest, Community Service

The Armenian government plans to introduce next year house arrest and community service as legal alternatives to imprisonment of criminal suspects and convicted individuals, a senior official revealed on Friday.

Germany - A meeting of the General Assembly of the European Free Alliance, Bautzen, 17Apr2015.

Karabakh Party Joins European Alliance

A political party represented in Nagorno-Karabakh’s leadership on Friday became an associated member of a coalition of European parties seeking independence or greater self-rule for various regions across Europe.

Armenia - Arshak Svazian, a government loyalist, stands trial on charges of assaulting an opposition politician, Yerevan, 17Apr2015.

Government Loyalist Threatens More Violence Against Oppositionists

A supporter of President Serzh Sarkisian accused of beating up an Armenian opposition parliamentarian struck a defiant note as he went on trial in Yerevan on Friday.


Press Review

“Haykakan Zhamanak” reports that the Armenian government is still in no rush to revise its economic growth targets after the International Monetary Fund forecast that the Armenian economy will contract by 1 percent this year.

Syrian Armenian Leaders Against Aleppo Evacuation

Some leaders of the beleaguered Armenian community in Syria on Thursday spoke out against a mass evacuation of its members remaining in the war-torn city of Aleppo where the security situation has deteriorated further in recent weeks.

Gazprom Chief Visits Armenia

Gazprom’s chairman, Alexei Miller, received an Armenian state award from President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday during a visit to Yerevan that came amid continuing negotiations over the price of natural gas supplied by the Russian monopoly to Armenia.

Yerevan Blasts Turkish Fury With European Parliament Resolution

Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on Thursday denounced Turkey’s furious reaction to the European Parliament’s latest calls for an official Turkish recognition of the 1915 Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.


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Recall of Turkish Envoy Widely Publicized Pope’s Affirmation of Armenian Genocide

Given the candidness of Pope Francis, it was not surprising that he clearly acknowledged the Armenian Genocide during the Pontifical Divine Liturgy at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on April 12.
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