YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s state investigative agency has accused the nation’s former president of embezzlement — charges he dismisses as political.
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Italy achieved its biggest win in more than 70 years when it beat Armenia 9-1 in its last qualifier for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia and Armenia have finalized talks on cooperation in biological security.
ROME (AP) — Mario Balotelli was again left out of the Italy squad on Friday despite the Italian soccer federation president publicly calling for him to be included this week for upcoming European...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is coming under criticism from Minnesota's Armenian community for not supporting a resolution recognizing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted overwhelmingly to recognize the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. The move is a clear rebuke to NATO ally Turkey in the...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Russia's defense minister visited Armenia on Tuesday for talks about military cooperation between the ex-Soviet allies.
To President Donald Trump, the diplomat representing the U.S. in Ukraine was "bad news" — a supposedly rogue ambassador with a political bias against him.
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Europa League game between Dudelange and Azerbaijani club Qarabag had to be briefly suspended in the first half Thursday after a drone flew over the field carrying what...
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Perfection is never easy, as Spain and Italy found out Thursday in European Championship qualifying.
Both kept perfect records, moving to five wins from five, but Italy needed two late goals...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Injury-depleted Italy required two late goals to secure a 3-1 win over 10-man Armenia on Thursday and extend its perfect start to European Championship...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini says Mario Balotelli needs to have "a big season" to have any chance of returning to the national team.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Key forward Lorenzo Insigne has left Italy's squad with a muscular problem ahead of European Championship qualifiers against Armenia and Finland.
ROME (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini has included Cagliari defender Luca Pellegrini in his 26-man squad for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Armenia and Finland.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Former Armenian President Robert Kocharian has been jailed for a third time in a case that he contends is political revenge by the country's current...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia has sent a new team of experts to Syria to help clear mines and provide medical assistance.
The Armenian Defense Ministry said Wednesday that the group...
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The foreign ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia say they have laid the foundations to forge closer ties and help promote stability and prosperity in the...
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Arsenal players Granit Xhaka and Sokratis Papastathopoulos want to win the Europa League title for teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is missing the final for political...
The choice of Baku as host of the Europa League final provided Arsenal with further grounds for discontent Tuesday when one of the team's most talented players pulled out of the game for political...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An Armenian court has halted proceedings in the trial of former President Robert Kocharian in connection with a deadly police crackdown and transferred the case to the...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A court in Armenia has freed the country's former president from jail as his trial continues on charges connected to a deadly police crackdown on a demonstration a decade...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A court in Armenia has opened a trial of the country's former president on charges stemming from a deadly police crackdown on a demonstration a decade ago.
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YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A transgender woman who broke boundaries with a speech in Armenia's parliament says she has received death threats and is avoiding leaving her home in the backlash to her...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 10,000 people have gathered in the capital of Armenia to mark the anniversary of a deadly clash at a 2008 protest rally in which the current prime minister was one of...
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YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia has sent a team of experts to Syria on a Russia-backed mission to help clear mines and provide medical assistance, the Armenian Defense Ministry said Saturday.
The ministry's spokesman, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, said the team of 83 includes de-mining experts, medical personnel and security officers. He said it will defuse mines and provide medical help to residents of Aleppo, in northern Syria, emphasizing that they will stay outside areas of fighting.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A former member of an Armenian militant group who carried out a fatal 1983 bombing attack on Orly Airport in Paris has died.
Armenian news reports on Tuesday said Varuzhan Karapetian's death was believed to be from a heart attack.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A leader of a small political party in Armenia has died in prison after going on a hunger strike nearly two months ago.
The Armenian prison service said 51-year-old Mher Yegiazarian died early Saturday, 52 days after he started his hunger strike.
Yegiazarian was vice president of a political party formed last summer, the Armenian Eagles: United Armenia.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A bloc led by Armenia's relatively new prime minister trounced its political foes and won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in an early election, according to results released Monday.
Nikol Pashinian came to power in May after spearheading massive protests that forced his predecessor to step down. The 43-year-old former journalist pushed for the early vote held Sunday to win control of parliament, which was dominated by the rival Republican Party.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Early returns from Armenia's snap parliamentary election Sunday show the country's new prime minister's bloc with a commanding lead — an outcome that would help further consolidate his power.
The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests that forced his predecessor to step down. Pashinian has pushed for early vote to win control of a parliament that was dominated by his political foes.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians are set to vote in a snap parliamentary election this Sunday that is expected to cement the rule of the new prime minister who spearheaded the massive protests earlier this year that forced the resignation of his predecessor.
The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May, pushed for the elections in a bid to win control of a parliament that was dominated by his political foes.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud.
Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending police to break up the protest in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. He was freed on appeal, but on Friday a higher court ordered that he should stay behind bars.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian military says that one of its combat jets has crashed, killing both pilots.
Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said that a Su-25 two-seat aircraft crashed during a regular training mission Tuesday.
It said the plane took off from Gyumri and crashed in the mountains near Maralik in Armenia's northwest. The cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's president on Thursday dissolved parliament and called an early election, a political maneuver intended to unseat the current parliament majority.
President Armen Sarkisian's move is in sync with acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian's efforts to unseat his foes in parliament. Sarkisian set the early election for Dec. 9.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday that Russian arms supplies to both Azerbaijan and Armenia have hampered the settlement of their conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Speaking on a visit to the Armenian capital, Bolton told reporters that Russian arms sales to both countries have "clearly not contributed to the resolution of the dispute because of the enormous leverage it gives Russia over both parties."
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's parliament has failed to choose a new prime minister, with deputies casting zero votes for the only candidate to bring about an early election.
Nikol Pashinian, who resigned as Armenian prime minister last week, was the only nominee in Wednesday's vote. Pashinian's party called in advance for lawmakers to withhold their support.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser will raise thorny subjects with his counterparts when he visits Moscow to help craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister stepped down Tuesday, a political maneuver aimed at forcing an early election.
Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early parliamentary election this fall in a bid to unseat foes who maintain a majority.
He announced his resignation on live national television, saying that the early vote is needed "to return the power to the people."
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Gibraltar won its first-ever competitive game after 22 straight losses with a 1-0 victory over host Armenia on Saturday in the UEFA Nations League.
Joseph Chipolina scored the historic winner in Yerevan from the penalty spot in the 50th minute.
It was also the first away victory for Gibraltar, which has a population of around 30,000, in any international game.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Rwanda's top diplomat Louise Mushikiwabo has been chosen to lead the body that represents French speakers around the world, becoming the first African woman to hold the post.
The foreign minister replaces Canada's Michaelle Jean, who had sought re-election for the top job at the International Organization of Francophonie.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Armenia to attend a summit of French-speaking countries.
France and other European countries are backing Rwanda's top diplomat Louise Mushikiwabo to lead the International Organization of Francophonie.
Macron, who is set to arrive in Yerevan around midnight, will also attend a concert featuring French and Armenian performers and pay tribute to French-Armenian crooner and actor Charles Aznavour, who died last week.
PARIS (AP) — The French presidency says a government reshuffle will take place after President Emmanuel Macron is back from a trip to Armenia at the end of the week.
New government members are expected to be named following the resignation of the interior minister last week, as Macron wants to seize the occasion to extend the restructuring to other positions.
The French leader is traveling to Armenia from Wednesday to Friday evening.
PARIS (AP) — An anticipated reshuffling of French government ministers remained up in the air as the Cabinet prepared to meet Wednesday and President Emmanuel Macron departs for Armenia.
Macron was expected to approve the naming of new ministers following the resignation of the interior minister last week. The French presidency said there would be no announcement Tuesday night.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say a former member of parliament was shot to death in a restaurant and that the suspected assailant, also a former lawmaker, later died of a suspected suicide.
According to police, Karo Karapetian and Arutyun Karagezian met Saturday in a restaurant in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and that a quarrel over unspecified financial issues broke out. Karapetian was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital.
PARIS (AP) — France paid tribute to Charles Aznavour on Friday in a solemn and subdued ceremony that contrasted sharply with the singer's joyful character.
One of France's most famous personalities, Aznavour died earlier this week at 94.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister led his supporters during a rally outside parliament Tuesday to protest what he called a "counterrevolution" by his political opponents.
Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor. He has pushed for an early parliamentary election, an effort to unseat foes who maintain a parliamentary majority.