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Latest Armenia News

Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukian speaks at an awards ceremony near Yerevan in December.

Embattled Armenian Party's Leader Quits

The tycoon founder of the opposition Prosperous Armenia Party has stepped down from his position of party leader. More

Russia Says Worried By IS 'Units' In CSTO Countries

Russia's Defense Ministry says it has seen an increase of activity by "Islamic State (IS) units" in countries belonging to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). More

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will present the document to EU states on March 4 with Neighborhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn.

EU Mulls Neighbor Policy, Russia Ties

The European Commission is questioning whether to drop its European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and appears open to the possibility of closer cooperation with Russia. More

Ex-Police Chief Detained In Turkey Over Journalist's 2007 Murder

A former Turkish police intelligence chief has been detained as part of an investigation into negligence by officials in the 2007 murder of ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. More

Armenia Wants Russia To Freeze Gas Price

Armenia says it is seeking to freeze the price it pays for Russian natural gas, a key source of electricity in the economically struggling South Caucasus nation. 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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Features & Commentary

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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For Armenia, Is Turkey's Gallipoli Invite Good-Hearted Or Backhanded?

Turkey has included Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian among a list of world leaders it hopes will attend a special World War I commemoration in the spring. There's just one problem -- the date.
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Video In Armenia, Brutal Killing Tests Renewed Loyalty To Moscow

Protesters in Armenia are calling for the Russian military to turn over a soldier suspected of murdering in cold blood six members of a single family. The demonstrations are the most serious test yet of Yerevan's renewed ties to Moscow.
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