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Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attacks

Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attacks

The Kurdish militants used IEDs in Sirnak, which resulted in two Turkish soldiers being fatally wounded. In Kars, a hidden mine exploded killing another two soldiers, and wounding three.

EU provides 116 million Euros to Yemen

EU provides 116 million Euros to Yemen

The EU is committed to supporting the Yemeni people and we encourage the international community to step up its collective humanitarian response. Our additional funding will help humanitarian agencies in the country that operate under extremely difficult circumstances to continue delivering lifesaving aid to those in need.

Obama to net USD 400 thousand for Wall Street speech

Obama to net USD 400 thousand for Wall Street speech

Former President Barack Obama has agreed to speak at a Wall Street conference for $400,000, according to a new report. Obama will appear at Cantor Fitzgerald LP’s healthcare conference in September, Fox Business Network first reported.

Ronda Rousey pays homage to Armenian Genocide victims in LA

Ronda Rousey pays homage to Armenian Genocide victims in LA

American MMA exworld champion and actress Ronda Rousey participated in the Armenian Genocide commemoration march in Los Angeles. “1.5 million men, women and children were murdered by Turkey. I couldn’t have more respect for the Armenian people demanding recognition year after year.

Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron, BBC reports.

Naming the Armenian genocide for what it is: The Boston Globe

Naming the Armenian genocide for what it is: The Boston Globe

To commemorate this devastating anniversary, the president of the United States will likely find yet another euphemism for the word “genocide,” because heaven forbid America should risk antagonizing Turkey by describing accurately what happened and assigning the blame where it belongs. Trust me, some poor White House speechwriter’s thesaurus is looking pretty dogeared right about now.

The Promise: Eric Esrailian on how the movie is only the beginning

The Promise: Eric Esrailian on how the movie is only the beginning

I think for me as an Armenian, I feel it’s always important that people don’t just identify Armenians with genocide. Armenians are just not about the genocide. The genocide is a dark chapter of Armenian history, but this is the first Christian nation in the history of the world, there’s a rich culture, and even though you don’t have a lot of time to incorporate some of these elements into a two-hour film, we try to convey a sense of love, family, faith, kindness, and community in the context of the film.

President Trump must officially recognize the Armenian Genocide

President Trump must officially recognize the Armenian Genocide

President Trump won the White House promising to change the culture in Washington and promote an “America first” policy. What happens, however, when U.S. acknowledgment of historical fact is dictated by the whims of other nations? Up until now, Turkey has pressured the United States to circumvent formally acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, although President Obama promised to do so while in office. In fact, President Obama stated “as President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.”

Statement by President Trump on Armenian Remembrance Day

Statement by President Trump on Armenian Remembrance Day

Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century. Beginning in 1915, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.

History of Armenian Genocide is my history too: Mayor of Paris

History of Armenian Genocide is my history too: Mayor of Paris

“If we don’t move the history on the way of truth, we can repeat it. If we deny the history, it can be repeated itself,” she said, stating that by remembering the truth, it is necessary to concentrate on the present, one of the vivid examples of which is the strong ties between the capitals of France and Armenia.

Two Turks join Armenians in Worcester to recall genocide

Two Turks join Armenians in Worcester to recall genocide

“I am the product of that silence prevalent in Turkey,” he said. “I am part of this denial. (As a citizen of Turkey) I have that privilege to be in Turkey unlike Armenians or Greeks who were killed or deported from Turkey. That’s why I think I have to apologize.”

Which countries may recognize the Armenian Genocide in future?

Which countries may recognize the Armenian Genocide in future?

“You know, in reality it is important that everyone recognizes. It is important that the US speaks about the Armenian Genocide not only on the level of states, but rather on high state level, but our final goal is that first of all Turkey recognizes the Armenian Genocide.”

Steve Jobs took the Armenian Genocide personally

Steve Jobs took the Armenian Genocide personally

One hundred years after Steve Jobs’s adoptive family escaped the Armenian Genocide, the company he created is releasing its biggest new product on the centennial of a mass killing that left 1.5 million dead at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.

On account of what does economy activate?

On account of what does economy activate?

Judging from official statistics Armenia’s economy is developing more quickly, than anticipated. Thus, in January-March 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, economic activity index (EAI) comprised 106.6%.