Չորեքշաբթի, հունիսի 29, 2016 Ժամանակը Երեւանում 09:27

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    Armenia -- A statue symbolizing the national currency, the dram, outside the Central Bank building in Yerevan.

    Armenian Interest Rate Continues To Fall

    The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) on Tuesday lowered its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time this year amid accelerating consumer price deflation registered in the country.

    Amenia - Opposition leader Zhirayr Sefilian addresses a gathering in Yerevan's Liberty Square, 20Mar2013.

    Lawyers Demand Release Of Arrested Oppositionist

    Lawyers for Zhirayr Sefilian demanded on Tuesday his immediate release from prison, insisting that the radical opposition politician arrested last week did not plan to mount an armed revolt against Armenia’s government.

    Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian meets with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bridget Brink in Yerevan, 27Jun2016.

    U.S. Official Briefed On Armenian-Azeri Summit In Russia

    President Serzh Sarkisian has briefed a visiting senior U.S. State Department official on his latest meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev held in Saint Petersburg, Russia last week.

    Armenia - Pope Francis releases a dove symbolizing peace at the Khor Virap monastery close to Mount Ararat situated in neighboring Turkey, 26Jun2016. (Photo courtesy of the Armenian Apostolic Church)

    Turkey Slams Pope Over Armenian Genocide Recognition

    Turkey’s government officially condemned Pope Francis on Monday for reaffirming his recognition of the 1915 Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire during a three-day visit to Armenia.

    Armenia - OSCE observers escorted by Armenian army officers monitor the ceasefire regime in Tavush province bordering Azerbaijan, 24Jun2016.

    Baku Rejects Key Measure To Prevent Karabakh Fighting

    Seemingly backtracking on an agreement reached with Armenia and the U.S., Russian and French mediators, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has again spoken out against international investigations of ceasefire violations around Nagorno-Karabakh.


    Armenia Expects Wider Genocide Recognition

    Armenia expects more countries to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide after remarks by Pope Francis and the stance taken by Germany's parliament, President Serzh Sarkisian said.

    Sarkisian Confident Of Election Victory

    President Serzh Sarkisian has predicted that his Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) will win next year’s parliamentary elections and remain in power for at least five more years.

    Pope Ends Visit To Armenia

    Pope Francis hailed the Vatican’s “growing closeness” with the Armenian Apostolic Church and called for an eventual union between the two Christian denominations at the end of a three-day visit to Armenia on Sunday.

    Pope Draws Big Crowd In Yerevan

    Tens of thousands of people gathered in Yerevan’s central square on Saturday to welcome the visiting Pope Francis during a joint prayer service which he held there with Catholicos Garegin II, the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church.


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    Pope Listens to His Heart, not Handlers, on Genocide during Armenia Pilgrimage

    Pope Francis approached his “pilgrimage” to Armenia with utmost honesty and spoke from his heart about the Armenian Genocide, ignoring the political calculations of his advisers and speechwriters. He preferred to conduct himself as a true man of God rather than a crafty politician!
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