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Thousands of protesters besiege Armenian capital's town hall

May. 11, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the Armenian capital Wednesday, besieging the mayor's office for hours as they kept up pressure on the country's prime minister to step down for seeking a peace treaty with neighboring Azerbaijan. The...

Tens of thousands rally to demand Armenian PM's resignation

May. 04, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters blocked streets and gathered around government buildings in Armenia's capital on Wednesday to demand the prime minister's resignation over his calls for a formal peace agreement with neighboring Azerbaijan. The demonstrators...

Armenia detains 180 protesters calling on Pashinyan to quit

May. 02, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia's capital on Monday detained 180 anti-government demonstrators that were blocking streets to protest against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Protests demanding that Pashinyan step down reignited in Armenia last month, after he spoke in the...

New gas pipeline boosts Europe's bid to ease Russian supply

Apr. 29, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Mountainous and remote, the Greek-Bulgaria border once formed the southern corner of the Iron Curtain. Today, it’s where the European Union is redrawing the region’s energy map to ease its heavy reliance on Russian natural gas. A new pipeline — built...

EXPLAINER: What's behind Russia's natural gas cutoff?

Apr. 27, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

Russia's Gazprom says it is halting natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, escalating tensions between the Kremlin and Europe over energy and Russia's invasion of Ukraine — and adding new urgency to plans to reduce and then end the continent's dependence on Russia as a supplier of oil and...

Baku nightclub gas leak explosion leaves 1 dead, 31 injured

Apr. 03, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion caused by a gas leak hit a nightclub in the capital of Azerbaijan and set off a fire early Sunday, killing one person and injuring 31 others, officials said. The gas provider Azerigas said the explosion at the LocationBaku nightclub was caused by a leaky...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: Troops shell retreating Russians

Apr. 02, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine – President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukrainian troops retaking areas around Kyiv and Chernihiv are not allowing Russians to retreat without a fight, but are “shelling them. They are destroying everyone they can.” Zelenskyy, in his Saturday night video address to...

Live updates | Zelenskyy won't discuss fuel depot attack

Apr. 02, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declined to comment on whether he ordered an attack on a Russian fuel depot. In an interview with FOX News, Zelenskyy said he does not discuss any orders he issues as commander in chief. Earlier, the secretary of Ukraine's...

Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders to meet amid recent fighting

Mar. 31, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Thursday he will meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels next week to lay the groundwork for peace talks to end the decades-long conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The two...

Armenia's prime minister announces meeting with Azerbaijan's president on April 6 for talks amid recent fighting

Mar. 31, 2022 04:52 AM EDT
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister announces meeting with Azerbaijan's president on April 6 for talks amid recent fighting.