Monthly Archives: January 2011

Thomas Hammarberg Urges President Sarkisian to Implement More Reforms

YEREVAN — President Serzh Sarkisian today received Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Stressing the importance of cooperation with European structures, President Sarkisian noted that the “Council of Europe plays a unique role in the protection of … Continue reading

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U.S Supreme Court Declines Case on Genocide Lessons

WASHINGTON, D.C — Armenian groups applaud decision. The U.S Supreme Court declined on Friday January 21st, to hear an appeal of ruling that state public school guidelines can exclude materials disputing that the mass killing of Armenians in the early … Continue reading

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City of Glendale to Pay $1.7 Million Settlement to Edmund Ovasapyan for Wrongful Imprisonment

By Michael Hicken Glendale News Press GLENDALE — Glendale officials have agreed to pay $1.7 million to a man who was wrongfully detained for eight months as part of a murder investigation, city officials said Monday. The settlement with Edmond … Continue reading

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Debbie Poochigian Elected Vice Chair of Supervisors Board

FRESNO — Debbie Poochigian, who represents District 5 on the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, was elected Vice-chairman of the Board on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. After assuming the vice-chairmanship, Poochigian stated, “We have many challenges facing Fresno County in … Continue reading

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Canada Rebuffs Turkish Diplomat on Armenian Genocide Issue

OTTAWA — Turkey’s Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin, who is paying a visit to Canada, had a meeting with his Canadian counterpart Noel Kinsella, CNN Turk reported. The Turkish official made remarks on the Armenian Genocide issue, saying: “When Allah … Continue reading

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Why is the Armenian Government Quiet on the Issue of the Genocide Resolution?

The lame duck session of the 111th Congress adjourned without discussing the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H. Res. 252). In fact the resolution never came to the floor because it was not on the agenda. Many groups and individuals expected Speaker … Continue reading

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Lincy Donates $250,000 to Armenian American Wellness Center in Yerevan

By Maria Princi WASHINGTON, D.C — The Armenian American Cultural Association (AACA) announces the most recent donation of the Beverly Hills based Lincy Foundation to the Armenian American Wellness Center (Wellness Center), in Armenia. Lincy Foundation, a long time sustainer … Continue reading

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Lincy Foundation Allocates $125,000 to Merdinian School

SHERMAN OAKS — the Lincy Foundation has once again contributed $125,000 to the C & E Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School. Year after year, the Lincy Foundation shows its genuine interest in uplifting Armenian Schools in the United States. Established in … Continue reading

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Clinton in Turkey to Discuss Armenian-Turkish Relations

ANKARA — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will pay a visit to Turkey. According to CNN Turk news service, the exact time schedule of the meeting is not yet released, but most probably will take place in the first … Continue reading

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Seven Armenian-Americans Elected as Democratic Party Delegates

Seven Armenian-Americans were elected as Democratic Party delegates in elections throughout Californian this weekend, reports the Armenian National committee of America – Western Region. Based on unofficial results, Armenian-Americans were elected from the 43rd, 53rd, and 58th Districts. In the … Continue reading

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