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Russian weightlifter Natalya Zabolotnaya (L) after receiving her silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics poses with Belarus's Iryna Kulesha (R), the bronze medalist, and gold medalist Svetlana Podobedova from Kazakhstan (middle).

Ex-Soviet State Weightlifters Suspended

Three Russian Olympic medalists are among 11 weightlifters, mostly from ex-Soviet states, who tested positive for banned drugs in retests of samples from the 2012 London Games. More

WATCH: What's Behind The Armed Standoff In Armenia's Capital?

Video  Armenian Police Stop Minister From Visiting Gunmen In Occupied Building

Armenian Health Minister Armen Muradyan on July 27 was blocked by police from trying to meet with a group of gunmen who are occupying a police building in Yerevan and have taken four medics hostage. More

WATCH: What's Behind The Armed Standoff In Armenia's Capital?

Video Thousands March In Support Of Gunmen In Yerevan

Thousands of demonstrators were marching in Yerevan late on July 25 in support of a group of gunmen who have occupied an Armenian police station for more than a week. More

One of the opposition gunmen occupying a police station in Yerevan.

Gunmen Release Four Remaining Police Hostages In Yerevan

Armenia's National Security Service says that two out of four police officers held by gunmen in a police station in Armenia’s capital Yerevan were released on July 23. More

Armenian President Calls For Release Of Yerevan Police Hostages

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian called on the gunmen holding hostages in a police station in Yerevan to lay down arms and release the four police officers they're holding hostage. More

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Video Weary Armenians Show Surprising Support For Yerevan Gunmen

For nearly two weeks, security forces in Yerevan have been in a standoff with gunmen occupying a police building. Thousands of people in the Armenian capital have unexpectedly taken to the streets in a bid to force the government to resolve the situation peacefully.

Video Explainer: What Is Armenia's 'Founding Parliament' Movement?

A little-known Armenian political grouping has grabbed headlines by storming a police station in Yerevan, killing at least one police officer and taking others hostage, and demanding the release of its leader. What is the Founding Parliament movement and what does it want?
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