Armenia

Country Armenia
Capital Yerevan
Continent Asia
Currency Dram(AMD)
Languages Armenian

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Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. During World War I in the western portion of Armenia, Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement coupled with other harsh practices that resulted in an estimated 1 million Armenian deaths. The eastern area of Armenia was ceded by the Ottomans to Russia in 1828; this portion declared its independence in 1918, but was conquered by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Armenian leaders remain preoccupied by the long conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also a significant portion of Azerbaijan proper. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. Turkey closed the common border with Armenia in 1994 because of the Armenian separatists' control of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas, further hampering Armenian economic growth. However, in 2009 senior Armenian leaders began pursuing rapprochement with Turkey, which could result in the border reopening.

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Armenia: Pope Francis Impacts Politics - EurasiaNet

EurasiaNet

Armenia: Pope Francis Impacts Politics
EurasiaNet
Pope Francis' three-day trip to Armenia included visits to the genocide memorial and museum in the Armenian capital Yerevan, signing a joint declaration commemorating the deaths of ethnic Armenians in present-day Turkey, and meetings with the spiritual ...
Armenia expects wider recognition of 'genocide' after German vote, pope's remarksReuters
Pope Concludes Armenia Visit by Releasing Doves Toward Mt. AraratAsbarez Armenian News
Turkey: Pope's genocide remarks in Armenia won't help peace effortsCatholic Herald Online
Catholic News Agency -Armenpress.am
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Strange Bedfellows: Clooney And Armenia Versus Azerbaijan - Daily Caller

Strange Bedfellows: Clooney And Armenia Versus Azerbaijan
Daily Caller
Supporters wave Armenian and German flags in front of the Reichstag, the seat of the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, June 2, 2016, as they protest in favour of approval of a symbolic resolution by Germany's parliament that ...



From Armenia, Pope Francis urges regional reconciliation - EurActiv

EurActiv

From Armenia, Pope Francis urges regional reconciliation
EurActiv
Pope Francis urged Armenia and Turkey on Saturday (25 June) to seek reconciliation over the Armenian genocide which took place one century ago, and Armenia and Azerbaijan to find a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Francis made the appeal in ...
Pope Francis Urges Armenia to Reconcile With Turkey, AzerbaijanWall Street Journal
Pope Francis calls on Armenia and Turkey to reconcileAljazeera.com
Vatican debunks Turkey's 'crusader pope' accusations in Armenia genocide rowRT
CNN -Washington Post
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Armenia expects wider recognition of 'genocide' - Reuters

Reuters

Armenia expects wider recognition of 'genocide'
Reuters
The Armenian president says he expects more countries to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago as a ''genocide'' after high profile remarks made in the global community. Nathan Frandino reports.



US Appreciates Partnership with Armenia, Eyes Further Cooperation - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

US Appreciates Partnership with Armenia, Eyes Further Cooperation
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN (PanArmenian.net)—The United States appreciates partnership with Armenia and looks to further enhance cooperation with the country, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Bridget A. Brink said on June 27 in ...
German Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to visit ArmeniaArmenpress.am
Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with AzerbaijanTrend News Agency
German foreign ministers arrives in Armenia June 29Arka News Agency (press release)
vestnik kavkaza -PanARMENIAN.Net
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EBRD supports innovation in Armenia's dairy sector - DairyReporter.com

DairyReporter.com

EBRD supports innovation in Armenia's dairy sector
DairyReporter.com
According to a study commissioned by the EBRD, Armenia's dairy sector is dominated by small producers using obsolete technologies. The producers are hampered by low productivity and poor standards of production. The study also suggests that ...

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Pope Francis Speaks Of 'Genocide' In Armenia Visit - NPR

Pope Francis Speaks Of 'Genocide' In Armenia Visit
NPR
Pope Francis is in Armenia, a country with ancient roots to Christianity and the Pope seeks to encourage as it's buffeted by its huge neighbors, Turkey and Russia. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Pope Francis is in Armenia, a Christian country with ancient roots ...



Pope travels to Armenia after genocide flap - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Pope travels to Armenia after genocide flap
USA TODAY
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is making his first foray into the former Soviet Union with a weekend visit to Armenia, a year after he riled Turkey by declaring the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians genocide and amid fresh tensions with rival ...
Pope Francis to Visit Armenia Amid 'Genocide' Spat With TurkeyNBCNews.com
Pope Francis to visit genocide memorial in ArmeniaThe Guardian
Pope to visit Armenia after irking Turkey with 'genocide' labelReuters
Wall Street Journal -National Catholic Reporter -Catholic Herald Online
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Woman from town of Armenia reported missing - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Woman from town of Armenia reported missing
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Mary A. Myrdacz, 80, of the town of Armenia was last seen around 5 p.m. Sunday. Police say she left on foot from her home on County Road G. Myrdacz first language is Polish and she is hard of hearing. She may not speak when found. She has gone missing ...

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Friendly football match between VTB Bank (Armenia) and Armenian journalists ended 6-2 - Arka News Agency (press release)

Arka News Agency (press release)

Friendly football match between VTB Bank (Armenia) and Armenian journalists ended 6-2
Arka News Agency (press release)
YEREVAN, June 27. /ARKA/. A friendly football match between VTB Bank (Armenia) and Armenian journalists on June 25 in Yerevan ended 6-2, VTB Bank (Armenia) said today saying also that its team was led by David Simonyan. VTB Bank (Armenia) CEO ...