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Soccer Oct 14, 2018

After 22 defeats, Gibraltar finally wins a competitive game

Little Gibraltar finally won its first competitive match after 22 defeats on Saturday when it beat Armenia — who featured Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan — 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League. A penalty in the 50th minute by captain Roy Chipolina gave Gibraltar the three ...

New Armenia leader Pashinyan targets former elite in graft crackdown

World / Politics Jul 5, 2018

New Armenia leader Pashinyan targets former elite in graft crackdown

Nearly two months after mass anti-government protests propelled him to power, new Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has launched an all-out crusade against corruption that has long eroded the ex-Soviet republic. Armenians were under no illusions about their ruling elite, but allegations that a former ...

Germany says 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide

World Apr 25, 2015

Germany says 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide

Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide. Turkey denies the killing ...

Pope calls Turkey's Armenian slaughter 'genocide'

World / Social Issues Apr 12, 2015

Pope calls Turkey's Armenian slaughter 'genocide'

Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians, calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century," a politically explosive pronouncement that will certainly anger Turkey. Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in Argentina, ...