From WWII to Karabakh: Armenian Prez congratulates nation on Victory and Peace Day

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan paid tribute to the Armenians who fought and achieved victory against Nazi Germany in World War II as well as defended the independence of Nagorno Karabakh decades later in his message released on the occasion of Victory and Peace Day marked on May 9.

Azeri woman crosses into Armenia, ICRC alerted

Armenian special services are currently checking the circumstances under which an Azeri woman crossed into Armenia from Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Conspicuous by Presence: Armenia attends EEU summit moved from Yerevan amid Karabakh crisis

Despite what appeared to be a public demand to boycott a summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), whose venue was moved from Yerevan to Moscow amid tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan on Wednesday took part in the gathering on April 13.

“Citizens Concerned…”: Pro-Europe activists in Armenia demand end to ties with Russia

A new initiative in Armenia called “Citizens Concerned with Disasters Threatening Armenia” is collecting signatures for a petition demanding that the authorities of Armenia give up cooperation with Russia and deepen their ties with European institutions.

Eurovision Breakdown: Armenia gets highest points from Russia, gives back low score

When placing seventh among 26 participants in the Eurovision Song Contest final on May 14, Armenia’s singer Iveta Mukuchyan scored a total of 249 points – more than twice as low as the Ukrainian winner of the competition (534).

Ankara-Berlin Row: Merkel says Turkish slurs against German MPs incomprehensible

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said accusations levied by Turkey against German lawmakers of Turkish origin after its parliament passed a resolution declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a genocide were incomprehensible.

Government: Families of killed soldiers to have sources of “stable income”

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has instructed the Ministry of Economy to deal with issues of the families of soldiers who were killed in Nagorno-Karabakh during the latest escalation of conflict earlier this month.

Looking For Consensus: Government, opposition still divided over electoral bill

Armenian parliamentary forces continued to discuss the draft electoral code that was passed in the first reading late last month amid claims by the opposition about lack of consensus. Representatives of the authorities, meanwhile, assured the opposition that discussions could also proceed between the second and third reading votes based on opposition proposals to achieve consensus.

Media: Pope’s visit to Armenia likely to rile Turkey

International media predict the Pope’s upcoming trip to Armenia – and specifically his announcement of a visit to a memorial in capital Yerevan to the victims of the Ottoman-era genocide – will come as another blow for Turkey.

Zeman: Czech Rep. should follow German example in Armenian Genocide recognition

Czech President Milos Zeman wants his country to follow the example of Germany in officially labeling the Ottoman-era massacres of Armenians as genocide. He said this before paying an official visit to Armenia, Czech media report.

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