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Marco Polo's odyssey spawned one of the world's first best sellers
The world-famous explorer Marco Polo is credited with many things, but perhaps the greatest is compiling one of the world’s first best-selling travelogues. Published around 1300, the book chronicles his experiences during a 24-year odyssey from Venice to Asia and back again. Polo did not write down his adventures himself. Shortly after his return to Venice in 1295, Polo was imprisoned by the Genoese, enemies of the Venetians, when he met a fellow prisoner, a writer from Pisa named Rustici...
2019-09-16 18:18:49
We will continue our march for justice until history is properly recognized and ...
Tens of thousands of Armenians and our coalition partners have gathered in front of the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles to demand truth and justice for the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of modern times," remarked ANCA Western Region Chairperson Nora Hovsepian, Esq. "The unrepentant Turkish government needs to hear loud and clear the collective will and determination of the global Armenian Nation and our allies. We will continue our march for justice until history is properly recognized ...
2019-04-25 13:52:53
White House reveals range of topics for Trump-Putin meeting
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday listed a number of topics that were included in President Donald Trump's private one-on-one meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Sanders listed Syrian humanitarian aid, Israeli security, North Korea, denuclearization, Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea, reducing Russian and US nuclear arsenals, and "your favorite topic" -- Russian interference in elections -- during Wednesday's briefing for reporters.Sanders said the meet...
2018-07-19 17:33:52
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin morph into the same person in Time magazine cover
For the second month in a row, Time magazine has put a provocative photo illustration of President Donald Trump on its cover -- this time, morphing him into Russian President Vladimir In it, Trump's distinctive blonde hair, wispy eyebrows and pursed lips merge with Putin's nose and blue eyes.The stunning photo illustration, by visual artist Nancy Burson, "is meant to represent this particular moment in US foreign policy, following the pair's recent meeting in Helsinki, Finland," Time said in a ...
2018-07-19 17:18:50
Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his Holocaust comments
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to clarify his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers Wednesday afternoon, hours after he was quoted saying some deniers who post on Facebook aren't "intentionally getting it wrong."Zuckerberg made his comments during an interview that ReCode's Kara Swisher published Wednesday morning. He cited Holocaust denials as an example of controversial misinformation that Facebook would allow to remain on the platform. Facebook has said that it allows conspiracy ...
2018-07-19 17:07:40
Georgia president says EU visa-free travel not under threat
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said visa-free regime between Georgia and the EU is not endangered, Novosti Gruziya reported. Earlier Germany internal affairs ministers Thomas de Maizière said the Georgian government is doing its outmost so that the number of asylum seekers from Georgia would not increase. At the same time he said the numbers are “alarming” and the Georgian government had been informed about it. Thomas de Maizière said they are happy to c...
2018-03-09 14:12:37
Moscow Says Baku Does Not Help to ‘De-Escalate Situation’
MOSCOW—A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday said recent remarks by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev who told his ruling party congress last week that Azerbaijan will “reclaim” Yerevan and Zangezour as its “historic lands,” did not help to “de-escalate the situation.” “We watched the speech of the Azerbaijani president in Russia during the congress of the ruling party. We know very well that the relations of Azerbaijan with...
2018-02-16 13:05:58
US ready to negotiate with North Korea
US Vice President Mike Pence has stated that even though Washington will continue to pressure North Korea, it is ready to negotiate with Pyongyang, reported RIA Novosti news agency of Russia. “So the maximum pressure campaign is going to continue and intensify,” Pence told The Washington Post. “But if you [North Korea] want to talk, we’ll talk.” The US vice president was asked what exact steps Pyongyang would have to take to get real sanctions relief. “I don...
2018-02-12 11:01:41
Russia, Azerbaijan FMs have telephonic conversation
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov, had a telephonic conversation. They discussed urgent matters in bilateral relations and on the regional and international agenda, informed the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To note, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs will be visiting the region in the coming days.
2018-02-02 12:24:03
ACTION ALERT: Stand Up to Trevor Noah and the Daily Show
On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, Trevor Noah of the Daily Show made a reprehensible and demeaning on-air reference to our community as “Filthy Armenians” while the Daily Show production team added a laugh track to accompany the appalling remark. On Friday, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region submitted a letter to Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, demanding an immediate apology and a meeting. Take action! Send a letter to Kent Alterman NOW! Don&rsquo...
2018-01-15 13:36:41
Greece and Turkey Playing Nice?
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN So, a Turk walks into a bar… Oh wait, I’m not telling a joke. Rather, I’m writing an article. But that’s difficult to remember when the Turk in question is Erdoğan and the “bar” is Greece. A friend recently sent me a BBC news item reporting on an historic visit by a Turkish president to Greece, the first in 65 years. You won’t be surprised to learn that Erdoğan played the boorish guest almost as soon as he arrived. Fortunately, he ...
2018-01-15 13:34:58
Turkish Foreign Ministry warns its citizens against visiting US
It is not safe to travel to the United States of America for Turkish citizens, because there is a threat of terrorism and violence, Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. This recommendation of the foreign office followed the U.S. State Department travel alert calling on the Americans not to visit Turkey the day before. The U.S. urged its citizens to avoid traveling to Turkey because of the increased terrorist threat and arbitrary detentions of citizens of the United States of America i...
2018-01-12 16:15:28
Bild: Erdogan set to meet Merkel in near future
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan intends to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Bild reported. According to the source, Erdogan considers two possibilities: either to invite Merkel to Ankara or to visit Germany. Erdogan repeatedly holds telephone conversations with Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. As reported earlier, Cavusoglu said that Ankara-Berlin relations faced many problems, and both sides want to overcome tension thr...
2018-01-11 16:48:26
Tillerson announces when US embassy will be moved to Jerusalem
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the U.S. embassy will be moved to Jerusalem not sooner than in three years, RIA Novosti reports citing The Times of Israel. Tillerson said, that it’s not a thing that is going to happen at once. According to him it will take at least three years to move the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although this statement is, too, very ambitious. Previously, the Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin stated that it will take the Unite...
2017-12-13 14:51:25
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