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Exit Poll: Armenia’s Ruling Party Won Election

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An exit poll shows that Armenia’s ruling Republican Party won parliamentary elections held on Sunday. The survey by Gallup International Association shows President Serzh Sarkisian’s party with roughly 44 percent of the vote. The exit poll shows the Prosperous Armenia Party in second place with nearly 29 percent of the vote. The two parties were […]

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Armenians Vote in Calm Parliamentary Poll

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Armenians are voting for a new parliament Sunday, four years after the former Soviet state’s presidential election ended in deadly clashes between police and opposition supporters. Opinion polls indicate President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party and its ally, Prosperous Armenia, are expected to win a majority of the 131 seats. Unemployment, poverty and Armenia’s long-running disputes […]

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144 Injured in Armenia Election Rally

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Armenia say at least 144 people were injured Friday when gas-filled balloons exploded at an election campaign concert in the Armenian capital Yerevan. Most of the people suffered burns when many promotional balloons burst into flames at a concert staged by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia in Yerevan’s central Republic Square. Health […]

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Armenians Mark Anniversary of WW1-Era Mass Killings

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have gathered in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, to remember the victims of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks and push world governments to officially accept the term “genocide.” Crowds of people marched with candles and flowers up to a hilltop memorial Tuesday to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the World […]

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Minsk Group Calls for End to Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Foreign ministers from the United States, Russia and France are urging Azerbaijan and Armenia to take steps to end the conflict over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe made the call in a statement issued Thursday to mark the […]

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French Lawmakers Seek Rejection of Armenian Genocide Law

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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French lawmakers are calling on the country’s constitutional court to examine and overturn a new law punishing denial of the Armenian genocide. Lawmakers from both the Senate and the lower house of parliament who oppose the law made the appeal to the court Tuesday, saying they had gathered the more than 60 signatures needed to […]

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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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Armenian Opposition Rallies in Yerevan

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Armenians marched through the capital of Yerevan, calling for the resignation of President Serzh Sarkisian. Witnesses say at least 4,000 people attended Friday’s protest by the opposition Armenian National Congress, headed by former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan. The demonstrators also demanded early elections. The rally is the latest in a series of ANC protests […]

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Turkey Slams Sarkozy Over Armenian Genocide Comments

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Turkish government has criticized French President Nicolas Sarkozy for saying Ankara should recognize the deaths of Armenians under Turkish rule nearly 100 years ago as genocide. Turkish European Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis was quoted by state media Friday as saying Mr. Sarkozy’s comments were inappropriate. He said it is “not the duty of politicians […]

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Sarkozy Urges Turkey to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is urging Turkey to “revisit its history” and recognize the deaths of Armenians nearly 100 years ago as genocide. Mr. Sarkozy said during a visit to Armenia Thursday that the genocide of Armenians is a historical reality recognized by France. He calls collective denial worse than that by individuals. The French […]

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