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The Economist on ‘The Promise’ purpose & box office performance

The Economist on ‘The Promise’ purpose & box office performance

“The Promise” doesn’t seek to break ground: it was created in order to shine light on an oft-ignored historical event, and even with mediocre reviews and middling boxoffice figures it is achieving that aim. One day, if the history of the Armenian genocide is officially re-written, “The Promise” will have played a part”, the Economist said.

Sarkozy says will vote for Macron in French election

Sarkozy says will vote for Macron in French election

Sarkozy said in a message on social networks he was doing so because the alternative in the May 7 run-off was Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, and that his vote for Macron was not en endorsement of the centrist contender’s program.

Putin and Merkel to meet in Sochi on May 2

Putin and Merkel to meet in Sochi on May 2

“I can confirm it,” Peskov told reporters. During a meeting with ministerpresident of Bavaria Horst Seehofer on March 16, Putin said he expects the meeting with Germany’s Chancellor on May 2.

Desire of Turks to destroy us didn’t fade: Areg Galstyan

Desire of Turks to destroy us didn’t fade: Areg Galstyan

“Did we calculate what implications will be recorded, if e.g. anything changes in Russia after 2018 elections or currently rapprochement between CSTO member Kazakhstan and Turkey is recorded? When I say we should develop a strategy to avoid second April 24, it means we should have a clear view what goes on in the world and how we should reply to that.”

US President appoints new Secret Service boss

US President appoints new Secret Service boss

He comes to the Secret Service after serving in several roles with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, most recently being appointed acting deputy commissioner on Jan. 20, the day President Trump took office.

I’m not Europe’s opponent: Le Pen

I’m not Europe’s opponent: Le Pen

“I am not Europe’s opponent. I’d like to state this clearly. I feel European, well of course first of all French, but also European,” Le Pen told TF1, who has passed to the second round of the election.

Czech Parliament recognized the Armenian Genocide with 104 votes

Czech Parliament recognized the Armenian Genocide with 104 votes

“The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic condemns the crimes against humanity carried out by the Nazis during the Second World War on the Jewish, Roma and Slavic populations in the controlled territories, the genocide of Armenians and other national and religious minorities in the Ottoman Empire during World War I,” reads the resolution, which passed with 104 votes.

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.”

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.