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Russian Soldier's Murder Trial To Be Held In Armenia

A Russian legislator visiting Armenia on March 28 said a Russian soldier suspected of leaving a Russian military base in Armenia and killing seven Armenia civilians in a nearby town will be tried by a Russian military court in Armenia. More

Nagorno-Karabakh Soldier Had Sought Transfer

The parents of a soldier who crossed into government-held territory from Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region say their son had asked for a transfer to another unit. More

Karabakh Soldier Defects To Azeris

Authorities in Azerbaijan and its breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh territory say a soldier from that region has crossed over to the Azerbaijani-controlled side. More

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks during a press conference on the European Neighborhood Policy at EU Headquarters in Brussels on March 4.

EU Likely To Disappoint Eastern Partners

EU leaders at an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit in Riga are unlikely to offer a closer relationship between Brussels and some of its eastern neighbors, outside of the already negotiated association agreements, according to a copy of the text seen by RFE/RL. More

EU Leaders Unlikely To Offer More To Eastern Partners At Upcoming Summit

EU leaders at an Eastern Partnership summit in Riga in May are unlikely to offer a closer relationship between the European Union and some of its eastern neighbors outside of the already negotiated association agreements, according to a paper seen by RFE/RL. More

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Armenian Opposition In Disarray After Prominent Leader Sidelined

The political standoff between Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and his most serious political rival, the leader of the opposition party Bargavach Hayastan, Gagik Tsarukian, has ended with the latter backing away from his calls early this month to mobilize the population in a push for pre-term parliamentary and presidential elections if the authorities insist on proceeding with controversial proposals to transform Armenia into a parliamentary republic. More
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The Facebook Drama That's Brought Russians To Tears

Russian-speakers this week were gripped by the story of a Moscow journalist's fleeting encounter with an elderly woman who enchanted him with her love for music, particularly the songs of French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour. Now the two have been invited to a concert by Aznavour, and may even meet the 90-year-old crooner himself.

Starbucks Enrages U.S. Armenian Community With PR Misfire

American coffee behemoth Starbucks has sparked outrage among the U.S. Armenian community after displaying artwork in its stores featuring women in traditional Armenian garb under the Turkish crescent and star.
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