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Mans Zelmerlow after being crowned the Eurovision winner in Vienna

Sweden Beats Russia At Eurovision

Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, narrowly beating Russia and Italy in the international talent show. More

Russia: EU Missed Chance To Narrow Split

Russia says the two-day EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has lost "another opportunity to make a step toward bridging a widening gap on the continent." More

Video Disagreements Shadow EU Summit

Participants at the EU's Eastern Partnership summit have agreed on a final document affirming the bloc's relations with six neighboring countries in spite of sharp differences on key issues. More

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian meet in Riga on 21 May.

EU Partnership Summit Gathers

The European Union on May 21 reassured its six Eastern European partners that the 28-nation bloc "is as committed as ever" to building closer reations with them. More

EU Leaders Gather For Riga Summit

European Union leaders are gathering in the Latvian capital, Riga, on May 21 for a summit with their counterparts from six eastern countries. More

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Video We're Live-Streaming System Of A Down's First-Ever Performance In Armenia

The Grammy Award-winning rock band System of a Down is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire with a free concert on April 23 in Yerevan's Republic Square. More
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News Analysis: EU Eastern Partnership Summit Exposes Fault Line Between Members

The EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has revealed a new split in Europe that divides the European Union's six "eastern partners" themselves.

Video B.B. King Wowed Soviet Audiences

Fans around the world are mourning King's death, but for music lovers in Moscow and the countries of the former Soviet Union, King's loss strikes particularly close to home.

Postcommunist Kids Are No Know-It-Alls, After All

The survey's results appear to dash the widely held assumption about the former communist countries of Europe that while they performed poorly in many areas, at least students there were well educated in math and science.

For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.

1915: The Crumbling Of An Empire, And The Massacre That Ensued

The world on April 24 will mark the 100th anniversary of what many Armenians call the "Great Catastrophe" -- the massacre of hundreds of thousands of Armenians living in Ottoman-era Turkey.

Who Says 'Genocide' And Who Doesn't

Many call it the first genocide of the 20th Century. Others go to great -- sometimes tortuous -- lengths to avoid the 'g' word. Here's a rundown of who says what about the mass killings and deportations of up to 1.5 million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire.

Photogallery Documenting The 'Invisible Thread' That Binds The World's Armenians

Ahead of the centenary of what many -- including Pope Francis -- call the Armenian genocide, photojournalist Scout Tufankjian talks about her six-year project photographing ethnic Armenians whose predecessors fled Turkey to escape slaughter by Ottoman Turks a century ago.

Five Things To Know About U.S. Senator Robert Menendez's Corruption Charges

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (Democrat-New Jersey) faces a 14-count indictment on corruption charges. He's also a top foreign policy voice who has sparred with U.S. President Barack Obama on issues such as Iran and Ukraine.
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