Arsenal hopes to win Europa League for missing Mkhitaryan

Soccer 05/28/19, 10:08

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka and Sokratis Papastathopoulos say they want to win the Europa League title for their teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is missing the final for political reasons.Xhaka says "of course we're disappointed he's not here," adding that "we want ...

Arsenal to leave Mkhitaryan at home for Europa League final

Sports 05/21/19, 06:02

Arsenal says Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be staying at home when the team plays Chelsea in the Europa League final because of concerns about political tension between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan, which is hosting the game. Arsenal says "we have thoroughly ...

Armenian ex-president’s case sent to higher court

Europe 05/20/19, 13:30

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 constitutional court.Elen Arakelian, a lawyer for Kocharian, said she didn't immediately have details ...

Armenian court releases ex-president as trial continues

Europe 05/18/19, 12:51

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 ago.The decision Saturday to release Robert Kocharian from custody brought hundreds ...

Armenian PM’s bloc seen winning parliamentary vote

Europe 12/10/18, 02:32

Preliminary results in Armenia's snap parliamentary election show the electoral bloc of the country's new leader winning an overwhelming majority.A preliminary count from all precincts posted on the website of the Armenian Central Election Commission on Monday show Nikol Pashinian's ...

Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

Europe 12/09/18, 04:57

Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's new prime minister.FILE- In this file photo taken on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Opposition leader Nikol Pashinian, right, speaks to a police ...

Armenians set to cast ballots in snap parliamentary vote

Europe 12/07/18, 09:16

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 ...

Armenian parliament dissolved, early election set for Dec. 9

Europe 11/01/18, 17:06

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. ...

US official: Russian arms impede Nagorno-Karabakh settlement

Europe 10/25/18, 07:37

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 ...

Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

Europe 10/16/18, 08:24

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 ...

Rwandan woman chosen to head body for French-speaking world

Africa 10/12/18, 12:09

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 ...

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