BRUSSELS, Belgium (RFE/RL) — The European Union (EU) will officially open on June 19 negotiations with Armenia on a far- reaching free-trade agreement that should significantly deepen Armenia’s integration with the 27-nation bloc, it[...]

By Doris V. Cross NEW YORK — At the annual Literary Gala held by PEN on May 1 at the Museum of Natural History, Istanbul publisher Ragip Zarakolu was the recipient of the annual Association of American Publishers’ Jeri Laber[...]

By Varoujan Sirapian Special to the Mirror-Spectator PARIS — Never has an election in France been so uncertain. According to surveys conducted six months ago, Nicolas Sarkozy started about 16 percentage points down. His place on the[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — A delegation, headed by Israeli Minister of Agriculture Orit Noked, visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex, where the minister laid a wreath and paid tribute to the memory of the innocent victims. Noked,[...]

By Tigran Avetisian YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s leaders rushed to congratulate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Monday on his victory in Russia’s weekend pres- idential election, saying that it will give a further boost to[...]

NEW YORK — The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will hold its 56th session this year on the theme “The Empowerment of Rural Women and Their Role in Poverty and Hunger Eradication: Development and Current[...]

ST PETERSBURG (Dow Jones) — Russia and seven other post-Soviet states, including Ukraine, signed an agreement on creating a free-trade zone Tuesday, in another step in Moscow’s drive to rebuild economic ties among former Soviet[...]

MOSCOW (Reuters) — The former vice president of oil group Yukos, Vasily Aleksanyan, died on Monday, October 2, of complications from AIDS, according to reports, a condition that Russian rights activists said was worsened by poor[...]

By Tigran Avetisian STEPANAKERT (RFE/RL) — The reported downing of an Azerbaijani spy drone over Nagorno Karabagh will restrain Baku’s appetite for another war with the Armenians, the Karabagh Armenian leadership said on[...]

TEHRAN, Iran (RFE/RL) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated Iran’s strong interest in expanding its “historic, deep and friendly” relations with Armenia as he met with Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian here over the[...]

ANKARA (Guardian) — Turkey has pursued its diplomatic offensive against Israel by confirming it is suspending defense industry contracts and threatening further sanctions, after that country’s refusal to apologize for the deaths of[...]