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    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan for talks on Friday, during which the three are expected to discuss ways to resolve the tensions over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. In the southern city of Sochi, Putin held a bilateral meeting with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters...
    More than 100 people filled the dining room at Ararat Nursing Facility to celebrate Thanksgiving. Children and grandchildren embraced their loved ones. Friends in wheelchairs sat beside one another chatting in Armenian. Residents rose from their seats to dance to “Hey Jan Ghapama,” an Armenian song written about a stuffed pumpkin dish. At one of the tables in the...
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia has reached an agreement with Azerbaijan to establish a hotline between their defense chiefs after last week’s deadly clashes on their border, the Armenian prime minister said Tuesday. Nikol Pashinyan said during an online news conference that contacts between Armenian and Azerbaijani officials should become more frequent to “help stabilize the situation, find solutions and...
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Opposition supporters blocked traffic in Armenia’s capital on Monday to urge the government to take a tougher stance amid tensions with neighboring Azerbaijan. The protesters demanded that the authorities don’t sign documents on the delimitation and demarcation of the border between the countries and reject Azerbaijan’s plans for transport corridors across the Armenian territory. Armenia and...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Seven Azerbaijani service members were killed and 10 more were wounded in clashes with Armenia on the border between the two ex-Soviet nations, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Armenian officials reported one casualty and said 13 of their troops were captured during Tuesday’s hostilities, while 24 more have gone missing. The clashes appear to be...
    MoscowArmenia and Azerbaijan agreed on Tuesday to a ceasefire at their border, the Armenian Defense Ministry said, after Russia urged them to step back from confrontation following the deadliest clash since a war last year.Armenia had asked Moscow to help defend it after the worst fighting since a 44-day war last year between ethnic Armenian forces and the Azeri army...
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan reported military clashes on their shared border Tuesday and blamed each other for starting the conflict amid tensions between the two ex-Soviet nations that have simmered since a 6-week war last year over Nagorno-Karabakh. The Armenian Defense Ministry accused Azerbaijan’s military of opening fire on Armenian positions, killing an unspecified number of troops...
    “We are concerned about the escalation of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan this week. Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of firing on military positions on Saturday. “As of noon on November 13, the Armenian Armed Forces are firing on the positions of the Azerbaijani army near the settlement of Jelik with rifles, sniper rifles and grenades of various capabilities,”...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands marched across Azerbaijan’s capital on Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of the country’s victory in the six-week battle over Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev declared Nov. 8 as Victory Day to mark the capture of the strategic city of Shusha by Azerbaijani forces. The city’s capture forced Armenia to accept a Russia-brokered truce...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign minister accused Armenia of “ethnic cleansing” and continuing to lay landmines in Nagorno-Karabakh even after a cease-fire ended a six-week war in the disputed region late last year, as a second case related to the conflict opened at the United Nations’ top court. Last week, the court held hearings into a complaint...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia accused neighboring Azerbaijan of systematically promoting ethnic hatred against Armenia citizens, as the two nations that fought a six-week war last year faced off at a U.N. court on Thursday. Armenian representative Yeghishe Kirakosyan made the accusation as a hearing opened at the International Court of Justice into a request by Armenia for judges...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Azerbaijan and Armenia are marking the first anniversary of the start of their six-week war in which more than 6,600 people died and that ended with Azerbaijan regaining control of large swaths of territory. Soldiers carrying photographs of comrades killed in the war marched Monday through the center of the Azerbaijaini capital Baku. In Yerevan, the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Lake Balboa is cleaning up Friday after a vandal broke eight of its sanctuary’s stained glass windows. “A young man in his 20’s came well-organized and you can tell it’s premeditated,” said Father Shnork Demirjian of St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Van Nuys. READ MORE: USC To Conduct Zero...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia is taking its decades long territorial dispute with neighboring Azerbaijan — that erupted into armed conflict again last year — to the United Nations’ highest court. Armenia filed a case at the International Court of Justice alleging breaches by Azerbaijan of an international convention that aims to eliminate racial discrimination, the court announced late...
    A Glendale man has agreed to plead guilty to a hate crime after taking part in an attack on a Turkish restaurant in Beverly Hills in which the man hurled chairs at customers, yelled anti-Turkish slurs, and damaged property at the business, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. William Stepanyan, 23, agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and one...
    A Glendale man will plead guilty to a hate crime charge after he attacked five people at a family-owned Turkish restaurant last year while making death threats, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. William Stepanyan, 23, will also plead guilty to one count of conspiracy, according to a plea agreement filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Stepanyan...
    Many feared for the future of the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan (32 years) in Rome when the hiring of Jose Mourinho as the new coach of the ‘giallorosso’ team. Exchange for Alexis The veteran Armenian midfielder and the Portuguese coach met between 2016 and 2018 in the Manchester United English. It was under the tutelage of ‘The Special One’ at...
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s acting prime minister proposed stationing Russian border guards along the country’s border with Azerbaijan, as tensions between the two ex-Soviet nations continue to simmer Thursday. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan floated the idea a day after three Armenian troops were killed in cross-border hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which for decades have been locked in...
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that three of its troops were killed and two more were wounded in clashes with Azerbaijani forces on the border between the two ex-Soviet nations, which have been locked in a decades-long tug-of-war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said two of its servicemen were wounded on Wednesday. ...
    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A court in Azerbaijan on Friday sentenced 13 Armenian soldiers to six years in prison on convictions of terrorism and illegally entering the country. They were among more than 60 Armenian servicemen who were arrested in December, about a month after the end of a six-week war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region....
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Jeff Flake, a former Republican senator who crossed party lines to back his 2020 campaign for the White House, to serve as U.S. ambassador to Turkey. Flake, 58, left the Senate at the end of his term 2019 after clashing repeatedly with President Donald Trump and saying he was out of step with the...
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California will occupy prime real estate in Glendale's central park.It will serve as a world-class cultural and educational center with permanent exhibits on Armenian heritage, culture and history, as well as the Armenian-American experience.The museum is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024.
    GLENDALE (CBSLA) – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Sunday evening at the Glendale Central Park for the new Armenian American Museum. Plans to build the new museum have been in the works for years. The groundbreaking comes after millions of dollars in donations by organization, individual families and the state. READ MORE: Representative Katie Porters Irvine Town Hall Partially Disrupted...
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- During the pandemic, the She Loves Collective of artists created a three-room pop-up exhibit on Artsakh Avenue through a grant from the city of Glendale."Around the pandemic, there was a huge war that sparked back home. It was a huge shock when we lost the war, and it was like a huge stab in our hearts....
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday declined to offer details about his one-on-one meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, saying he'd let the Turks talk about it. 'We had long discussions and I feel very good about our meeting. I'll let the Turks tell you about it,' he told reporters when he arrived at the Europa Building for meetings with European leaders. Both...
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    NORWICH are being linked with Armenia right-winger Norberto Briasco after losing star man Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa. The newly-promoted Canaries are thought willing to pay Argentinians Huracan their £3.2million asking price for Briasco, whereas South American giants Boca Juniors are said to be offering just £1.6m. 1NINTCHDBPICT000435009996Credit: Getty - Contributor Championship winners Norwich are reeling from Buendia's £38m departure,...
    C. Douglas Golden, The Western Journal May 29, 2021 0 Comments How far is President Joe Biden’s administration willing to go in a dispute in a remote, mountainous ethnic enclave? Will it become something like Barack Obama’s adventures in Syria? The American people are about to find out. In a statement on Thursday, State Department spokesman Ned Price condemned...
    On the outskirts of Boyle Heights, a remnant of the neighborhood’s historic Armenian past is having a revival. The faithful are traveling from as far away as Simi Valley and Cerritos to pray at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, a church once deemed the center of Catholic Armenian life in Los Angeles. Founded in 1952, the church hosted about...
    The top Democrat with oversight of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday called for the Biden administration to put its support behind Armenia in the face of rising tensions with Azerbaijan. Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezDemocrats reintroduce legislation to ban 'ghost guns' Juan Williams: A breakthrough on immigration? Biden rebuffs Democrats, keeps refugee admissions at 15,000 MORE (D-N.J.), the chair of...
    Unimaginable atrocities occur during a genocide, yet the terrors do not end when the fighting ends. The survivors are permanently marked, not only through the psychological scars of lifelong trauma but also through physical symbols that perpetrators put onto their victims’ bodies. German troops attempted to annihilate indigenous populations in the place known today as Namibia. They almost succeeded. When...
    LOS ANGELES  — A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted two Armenian American men on charges of conspiracy and hate crimes for allegedly attacking five people at a family-owned Turkish restaurant last year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. The men allegedly stormed into the restaurant on Nov. 20 and attacked five people, including four who are of Turkish descent,...
    “This is very important, but coming with Turkey is only one step on the long path to justice.”, System of a Down Friendman by Serge Tangian Serge Tongian He thanked US President Joe Biden after dedicating April 24 “Armenian Memorial Day”, Which is in line with US recognition Armenian Genocide Since 1915. “Thanks to President Joe Biden for correctly recognizing...
    Istanbul — Turkey and the U.S. have once again found each other at odds after President Joe Biden's characterization of the Ottoman atrocities committed against ethnic Armenians more than 100 years ago as genocide. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Mr. Biden's statement "baseless, unfair and untrue."  Erdogan said the American leader's "wrong step" would hinder bilateral relations, and...
    Left-wing pop star Cher is lamenting what she sees as the lack of kindness and justice around her, saying that at times she feels “so disappointed in America.” The Oscar-winning star encouraged people to protest in the streets and to fight “4 good against evil.” She said her disappointment in American “breaks my heart,” but added she feels uplifted when reading...
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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to recognize the United States’ actions against Native Americans as a genocide in response to the United States’ recognition of Turkey’s 1915-1916 genocide against Armenians. “If you say genocide, then you need to look at yourselves in the mirror and make an evaluation. The Native Americans, I don’t even need to mention them, what...
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday demanded that U.S. President Joe Biden reverse his declaration that the World War I-era massacre of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide. In his first comments since Biden's statement on Saturday, Erdogan said the U.S. leader “has made baseless, unjust and untrue remarks about the sad events that...
    SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- President Biden made history on Saturday as the first sitting U.S. president to officially recognize the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as a genocide.The Bay Area has a sizeable Armenian population of around 50,000 people. Residents described the news as joyous and a step forward.At just 4 years old,...
    Facts, supposedly, are facts, and words, allegedly, have a meaning that should not be disregarded easily. That includes the word “genocide,” which dictionary.com defines as “the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” The biggest and most famous genocide of the 20th century, and perhaps of all time, was the Nazi murder of approximately 6...
    SANTA CLARA (KPIX) — On Saturday, Joe Biden became the first United States president to use the word “genocide” to describe the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Turks. On Sunday, Armenians in the South Bay gathered to remember what happened and to celebrate what they see as the end of denial. In his statement, President Biden said, “The American...
    WASHINGTON - Turkey says it summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara to condemn President Joe Biden’s declaration that the World War I-era massacre of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire constituted a genocide.  Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal told U.S. Ambassador David Satterfield late Saturday that Biden’s statement had no legal basis...
    President Joe Biden’s official recognition of the Armenian massacre as a genocide has received approval from Kim Kardashian and Cher. The Armenian Genocide resulted in the deaths of approximately 1.5 million people and the deportation of around 2 million between 1915 and 1925 by the now dissolved Ottoman Empire. The U.S. had not formally acknowledged the atrocity as a genocide until...
    WASHINGTON - Turkey says it summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara to condemn President Joe Biden’s declaration that the World War I-era massacre of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire constituted a genocide.  Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal told U.S. Ambassador David Satterfield late Saturday that Biden’s statement had no legal basis...
    President Biden is recognizing the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as a genocide, a significant move that risks angering Turkey. Previous presidents have marked April 24, which is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, but have not used the term "genocide" to refer to the mass killings that occurred between 1915 and 1923.  "Each year on this day, we remember...
    Reuters April 25, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, a historic declaration that infuriated Turkey and further strained frayed ties between the two NATO allies. The largely symbolic move, breaking away from decades of carefully calibrated language from the White House, was welcomed...
    NEW YORK - U.S. President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide was met Saturday with tempered satisfaction from the nation's U.S. diaspora, with some saying the words need to result in more pressure against Turkey. "It's a middle step, because (Biden) didn't say Turkey," said Yvette Gevorkian, who was among some 400 people who marched in New York...
    President Biden on Saturday became the first U.S. president to fully recognize the Armenian massacre of 1915 as genocide. “Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring,” Biden said in a statement released by the White House....
    (CNN)Khloé Kardashian on Saturday thanked President Joe Biden on social media for being the first US president to officially recognize the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as a genocide."Thank you for honoring the stories, the pain, suffering and loss of the Armenian people," the reality TV star and entrepreneur of Armenian descent wrote on Instagram. "Today we honor...
    U.S. President Joe Biden recognized Saturday the World War I-era mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide.   Biden’s recognition of the mass killings fulfills a campaign promise and came on the same day that Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day was observed in Armenia and by the Armenian diaspora.   “Each year on this day, we remember the...