20 / February / 2018


Communities Across U.S. Mobilize to Screen ‘Intent to Destroy’ in Theaters
LOS ANGELES — Joe Berlinger’s documentary Intent to Destroy, a film-within-a film that centers on the Armenian Genocide was a critical favorite at last year’s Tribeca and Hot Docs film festivals. The film also won best documentary at the Arpa International Film Festival held last November. Intent to Destroy was shown theatrically with limited screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco. Gathr Films is expanding the release with one-night-only event screenings ...
2018-02-08 11:26:03
Opening the Gates: ANCA Capital Gateway Program Welcomes New Winter 2018 Class
ANCA and ANCA-WR Team Share Benefits of Nationwide Youth Development Initiatives at ALL-ASA Leadership Retreat WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America kicked off its 2018 youth empowerment agenda by welcoming the latest Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway (CGP) class, a group of talented recent graduates committed to launching professional careers in Washington’s competitive public policy job market. Six out of six of the Fall 2017 fellows are working professionally i...
2018-02-01 11:40:46
Sting, Shaggy & James Corden Sing 'Subway CarPool Karaoke' at 2018 Grammy Awards
James Corden took his signature Carpool Karaoke bit underground on Sunday night (Jan. 28) at the 2018 Grammy Awards, bringing Sting and his new musical mate Shaggy along for a subterranean ride during the broadcast. The bit, renamed "Subway Car(Pool) Karaoke," found the unlikely trio busking on a Big Apple subway car with just an acoustic guitar and a boombox for unsuspecting commuters.
2018-01-29 11:34:34
Armenia metalworker able to touch fiery molten ore
A metalworker from Armenia has demonstrated an incredible ability. He is able to touch fiery molten ore and not get burned. The Daily Mail newspaper of the UK has publicized the respective video, which was shot at a metalworking plant in Armenia. Steel and iron melt at temperatures ranging between 1,400-1,600°C.
2018-01-27 15:02:37
Pallone Calls for Unrestricted Travel and Communication Between U.S. and Artsakh
ANCA-Backed “U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution” Encourages US-Artsakh Visits and Dialogue at All Levels; Endorses Royce-Engel Proposals to Strengthen Cease-Fire WASHINGTON—Congressional Armenian Caucus founding Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) on Wednesday called on his Congressional colleagues to break down artificial barriers to unrestricted travel and open communication between the United States and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), with the introduction of the U.S.-A...
2018-01-18 12:48:15
Long-Time Armenian Issues Advocate Ed Royce to Retire from Congress
WASHINGTON—The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a long-time advocate for Armenian issues in Congress Ed Royce (R-Calif.) announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election this year. “In this final year of my Foreign Affairs Committee chairmanship, I want to focus fully on the urgent threats facing our nation, including: the brutal, corrupt and dangerous regimes in Pyongyang and Tehran, Vladimir Putin’s continued efforts to weaponize information to fractu...
2018-01-09 13:08:05
ANCA Year-End ‘Highlights’ Video Shared Across Multiple Social Media Platforms
WASHINGTON—A highlight reel showcasing 12 months of pro-Armenian advocacy is being shared across multiple social media platforms, featuring a fast-paced timeline of key activities and achievements in support of the Armenian National Committee of America‘s policy priorities. “ANCA 2017: Looking Back, Moving Forward” offers a monthly overview of the top issues on the Armenian American agenda from strengthening US-Armenia ties, to protecting Artsakh, securing justice for th...
2017-12-23 11:12:37
Armenian president: Karen Karapetyan is very acceptable person for PM’s post
YEREVAN.- Karen Karapetyan is a very acceptable person for PM’s post, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said in an exclusive interview with Armenia TV. Commenting on the fact that Karen Karapetyan repeatedly stated his readiness to continue to hold the post of prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan noted: "Time hasn't come yet. When it comes, we will. We (RPA) finally have the right to decide who and where can work more efficiently. As for Karen Karapetyan's desire, this is a very good, healthy...
2017-12-15 11:40:55
Armenia FM in Athens, meets with Greece counterpart
YEREVAN. – Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward, who is in Athens on an official visit, on Tuesday had a tête-à-tête with FM Nikos Kotzias of Greece. Subsequently, Nalbandian delivered an extensive address at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed Armenian He presented the foreign policy of Armenia, as well as its outlook on key urgent regional and international matters and the avenues for resolving them...
2017-12-13 14:52:42
Armenia participates in Christmas fair in Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM. – The stand of Armenia also is among the stands of numerous other countries at the Christmas fair that is held at the Manger Square in Bethlehem. The Armenian reporter informed from Bethlehem that representatives of the Armenian community of Israel have set up the said stand with Armenia’s flag at this fair, where products related to the nativity of Jesus are sold. To note, the Church of the Nativity basilica, in which is the cave that marks the birthplace o...
2017-12-12 11:47:18
Armenian FM’s meeting with OSCE MG Co-chairs ends in Vienna
The meeting of the Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the US has ended in Vienna, the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported. The interlocutors discussed the steps aimed at implementing the agreements reached at the summits in Vienna, St. Petersburg and Geneva. They exchanged views on peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict. The scheduled meeti...
2017-12-07 14:01:10
Armenian opposition's draft bill on withdrawal from Eurasian Union rejected
YEREVAN. – Armenian parliament's standing committee on foreign relations on Wednesday debated the draft statement on “Starting a Process of denunciation of the Republic of Armenia from the Eurasian Economic Union”. The draft was put to voting and was finally rejected. Only deputy Ararat Zurabyan from Tsarukyan bloc abstained from voting and then asked to correct his vote to a “for”. Everyone else was “against”. The draft was represented by the Yelq par...
2017-11-29 15:06:39
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2017-11-29 13:09:01
Armenia and EU sign Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement
BRUSSELS. – Armenia and the European Union have signed the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, the Armenian correspondent reports from Brussels (PHOTOS). The agreement was signed by Armenian foreign minister Edward Nalbandian and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at the presence of Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and president of the EU Council president Donald Tusk. On 12 October 2015 the Foreign Affairs Council authorized the European Commission an...
2017-11-25 12:04:24
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