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Armenia Ratifies Joint Air-Defense With Russia

Armenian lawmakers have approved the cabinet's decision to join Russia's air-defense system amid protests by the opposition. More

German FM Warns About Karabakh, Calls For Armenia-Turkey Talks

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned that the conflict over the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh could escalate and says Turkey and Armenia should hold talks to resolve their long-standing differences. More

Mudslide Blocks Vital Armenia-Russia Trade Route

A vital trade crossing on the Russian-Georgian border has been closed for nearly a week due to a massive mudslide on the Georgian side of the road. More

Armenian President Expects More 'Genocide' Recognition

The president of Armenia says he expects more countries to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago as a "genocide." More

Pope Francis visits the Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan on June 25.

Pope Calls For Closer Ties With Armenian Orthodox Church

Pope Francis has called for closer ties with Armenia's Orthodox Church on the final day of a visit to the Caucasus nation. More

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Audio Slide Show Bigger Than Dominoes: Abkhazia Pins Hopes On Soccer Cup For Outsiders

Shunned by FIFA and dogged by infighting, would-be states and other groupings with uncertain status are holding a soccer "world cup" in breakaway Abkhazia. A colorful opening ceremony will kick off what may be the biggest international event in the isolated Black Sea region since a dominoes championship in 2011.
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Armenia Looks To IT To Lift Economy

Landlocked Armenia has a struggling economy and high unemployment rate, but the country's growth as an IT center gives hope for change.
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