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Turkish, Armenian envoys meet in bid to end chilly relations

Jan. 14, 2022 08:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Special envoys from Turkey and Armenia met in Moscow on Friday for a first round of meetings aimed at ending decades of bitterness between their countries and establishing diplomatic ties. Both countries said the meeting was conducted in a “positive and constructive atmosphere." ...

Turkish, Armenian envoys to meet in Moscow on Jan 14

Jan. 05, 2022 13:00 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Special envoys from Turkey and Armenia will hold their first meeting aimed at normalizing their ties on Jan. 14 in Moscow, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday. The two neighbors, which have no diplomatic ties, agreed last month to appoint...

Bulgaria, Greece talk energy cooperation, regional stability

Dec. 20, 2021 07:18 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Leaders of Bulgaria and Greece on Monday discussed bilateral cooperation in the energy sector, with an emphasis on reducing their reliance on Russian gas through the speedy completion of a key gas interconnector linking the neighboring countries. Greek Prime...

EU, ex-Soviet state leaders meet as Russia tensions simmer

Dec. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — As tensions with Russia simmer, European Union leaders met Wednesday with their counterparts from Ukraine and four other former Soviet republics and pledged to deepen political, trade, energy and cultural ties. The EU’s Eastern Partnership includes Armenia,...

Turkey, Armenia to appoint envoys in bid to normalize ties

Dec. 14, 2021 02:48 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Armenia will appoint special representatives to discuss steps to normalize their ties, Turkey’s foreign minister said. Speaking in parliament during a debate over his ministry’s budget late Monday, Mevlut Cavusoglu also said charter flights...

Armenia reports 1 dead, 8 wounded in clashes with Azerbaijan

Dec. 10, 2021 12:14 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian military reported Friday that one of its soldiers was killed and eight more were wounded in yet another clash with Azerbaijani forces on the border between the two countries, where tensions have simmered for months. Armenia's Defense Ministry...

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade blame for border clashes

Dec. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Thursday traded blame for border clashes in which officials say at least one soldier was killed and two others were wounded amid simmering tensions between the ex-Soviet neighbors. Armenia’s military said that two of its troops...

UN court orders Azerbaijan, Armenia not to aggravate dispute

Dec. 07, 2021 20:32 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the United Nations’ top court imposed orders on Azerbaijan and Armenia on Tuesday to prevent discrimination against one another's citizens in the aftermath of their war last year over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The orders came...

Military helicopter crash in Azerbaijan kills 14

Nov. 30, 2021 08:19 AM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A military helicopter crashed in Azerbaijan during a training flight on Tuesday, killing 14 people and wounding two more, Azerbaijani authorities said. The helicopter of Azerbaijan's State Border Guard service crashed on Tuesday morning during a...

Asian leaders at economic summit vow to help Afghanistan

Nov. 28, 2021 14:13 PM EST

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The leaders of several Asian countries called for boosting their economic ties and pledged to provide assistance to Afghanistan during a summit in Turkmenistan on Sunday. The countries, which are part of the 10-member Economic Cooperation...