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Community pays tribute to 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide

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Community pays tribute to 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide

- TWIN FALLS — A day to remember lives lost was also a day to celebrate renewal. A baby girl in pink tights, hat and coat wobbled on two chubby legs near a plaque in Twin Falls City Park. The plaque — surrounded by red roses, yellow tulips and pink carnations — pays homage to the memory of those lost in the mass killing of Armenians and the contribution that Armenian Americans have to made to the community

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Trump doesn’t call killing of Armenians a genocide

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Trump doesn’t call killing of Armenians a genocide

- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is recalling the death and suffering of more than 1 million Armenians during the final years of the Ottoman Empire, without describing it as genocide. Such a declaration would anger Turkey, whose cooperation Trump seeks in Syria. Trump says in a statement that the World War I-era killing of Armenians represents one of the 20th century’s worst mass atrocities, and a ‘‘dark chapter’’ in history

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Photos: Remembering the 'first genocide of the 20th century'

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Photos: Remembering the 'first genocide of the 20th century'

- The killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey during and after World War I is considered by genocide scholars to have been the first genocide of the 20th century. Turkey denies a genocide occurred and argues the death toll has been exaggerated and resulted from civil unrest and war, not policy. The beginning of the Armenian Genocide is often considered April 24, 2015, when Turkish soldiers killed 235 Armenian intellectuals and political leaders, accusing them of helping the invading Russians during World War I

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Epic ‘Promise’ reveals horror of Armenian genocide

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Epic ‘Promise’ reveals horror of Armenian genocide

- A dramatization of the Armenian genocide set in Turkey in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, directed by Irish filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”), “The Promise” is a throwback to the epics of the second half of the 20th century. It has a lot on its plate and almost as much to offer. The film begins with a voice-over by protagonist Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), a young apothecary in an Armenian village in the Turkish mountains, who dreams of becoming a doctor and uses the betrothal payment of the family of fiancee Maral (Angela Sarafyan) to fund studies in Constantinople

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Detroit musician to honor Armenian heritage at 'The Promise' screenings

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Detroit musician to honor Armenian heritage at 'The Promise' screenings

- At the premiere of "The Promise" in Los Angeles, star Christian Bale says the film's depiction of the massacre of Armenians during WWI speaks to current humanitarian crises around the globe. (April 13) Ara Topouzian will be playing the kanun, a 76-string laptop harp, before two screenings Friday of "The Promise" at Phoenix Theatres Laurel Park Place. Originally, he was going to perform before a single screening at the Livonia theater

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‘The Promise’ falls flat

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‘The Promise’ falls flat

- History is rife with horrific events that somehow manage to demonstrate true humanity and heroism. Many of these events are underreported, underrepresented and misunderstood, such as the Armenian Holocaust — the systemic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire, starting in 1915. Knowledge of this genocide isn’t universal, and the Republic of Turkey still refuses to acknowledge it. Cinema has always been a useful tool for creating understanding and empathy in mass audiences, and the epic melodrama “The Promise,” based on these events, seeks to remedy popular understanding of the horror

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Review: ‘The Promise’ sheds little light on Armenian Genocide

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Review: ‘The Promise’ sheds little light on Armenian Genocide

- At the premiere of "The Promise" in Los Angeles, star Christian Bale says the film's depiction of the massacre of Armenians during WWI speaks to current humanitarian crises around the globe. (April 13) The Armenian Genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and cowriter Terry George’s “The Promise “ intriguing. Historical fiction is generally more successful than documentaries at inspiring mass interest, especially when actors as appealing as Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon are involved

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Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff

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Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff

- NEW YORK | “The Promise,” the grandest big-screen portrayal ever made about the mass killings of Armenians during World War I, has been rated by more than 111,300 people on IMDb — a remarkable total considering it doesn’t open in theaters until Friday and has thus far been screened only a handful of times publicly. The passionate reaction is because “The Promise,” a $100-million movie starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, has provoked those who deny that 1

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Stars lend their support to The Promise

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Stars lend their support to The Promise

- Celebrities of Armenian descent including Cher and the Kardashians lent their support to The Promise, a period film centred on the massacre of Christian Armenians during World War I in what is now Turkey. Opening here on June 22, it stars Oscar Isaac as an Armenian medical student and Christian Bale as an American foreign correspondent, both of whom fall in love with the same woman (Charlotte Le Bon) as the Ottoman Empire's entry into the war is followed by the genocide

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Armenia's Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Vote Amid Claims of Violations

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Armenia's Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Vote Amid Claims of Violations

- YEREVAN, ARMENIA — Amenia's ruling party won slightly less than 50 percent of the vote in a parliamentary election, officials said on Monday. Sunday's vote, which was the nation's first since the former Soviet republic changed its constitution to expand power of parliament and the prime minister's office, allowed President Serzh Sargsyan's Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) to claim a majority of seats

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Armenia holds a parliamentary election, ruling party favored

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Armenia holds a parliamentary election, ruling party favored

- YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians voted Sunday in the country's first parliamentary election since the ex-Soviet nation modified its constitution to expand the powers of parliament and the prime minister.

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Armenia holds a parliamentary election, ruling party favored

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Armenia holds a parliamentary election, ruling party favored

- YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians voted Sunday in the country's first parliamentary election since the ex-Soviet nation modified its constitution to expand the powers of parliament and the prime minister. Polls prior to the vote showed the Republican Party of Armenia's president, Serzh Sargsyan, in the lead, closely followed by a bloc led by businessman Gagik Tsarukian, one of Armenia's richest men

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Armenia holds a parliamentary election, ruling party favored

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Armenia holds a parliamentary election, ruling party favored

- YEREVAN, Armenia – Armenians voted Sunday in the country's first parliamentary election since the ex-Soviet nation modified its constitution to expand the powers of parliament and the prime minister. Polls prior to the vote showed the Republican Party of Armenia's president, Serzh Sargsyan, in the lead, closely followed by a bloc led by businessman Gagik Tsarukian, one of Armenia's richest men

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Armenians Vote as Nation Shifts Toward Parliamentary Governance

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Armenians Vote as Nation Shifts Toward Parliamentary Governance

- YEREVAN — Armenians vote Sunday in elections that will determine who guides the country through its planned transition to a parliamentary system of government next year. Campaigns waged by by the nine parties and alliances seeking seats in parliament have focused mostly on the economic difficulties in the South Caucasus nation of 3 million. Opinion polls point to a close race for the top spot between President Serzh Sarkisian’s ruling Republican Party of Armenia and a former coalition partner, the center-right Tsarukian Alliance led by pro-Russia tycoon Gagik Tarukian

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Tight Armenian Election to Pave Way for Power Shift

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Tight Armenian Election to Pave Way for Power Shift

- YEREVAN — Armenia's ruling party goes into an election on Sunday neck-and-neck in the polls with a former coalition partner, making it hard to predict the winner. of a vote that will usher in a new parliamentary system of government. Under constitutional changes critics say were designed to prolong the political life of President Serzh Sarksyan, parliament, not voters, will elect the president for the first time and the office of prime minister will become more powerful, with the presidency becoming a largely ceremonial role

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Step back into the past at Armenian Street Party

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Step back into the past at Armenian Street Party

- You don’t have to wait for the next #ThrowbackThursday to take a step back into the past, as the Peranakan Museum’s Armenian Street Party brings the past to you this weekend. Held on 10 and 11 March from 6pm to midnight on Armenian Street, here are some highlights you can look forward to at the party: Balek Sekolah Singapore’s very own Peranakan band, Peranakan Sayang, will be belting out some of the best 80s music with a twist

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    History is rife with horrific events that somehow manage to demonstrate true humanity and heroism. Many of these events are underreported, underrepresented and misunderstood, such as the Armenian Holocaust — the systemic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire, starting in 1915. Knowledge of this genocide isn’t universal, and the Republic of Turkey still refuses to acknowledge it. Cinema has always been a useful tool for creating understanding and empathy in mass audiences, and the epic melodrama “The Promise,” based on these events, seeks to remedy popular understanding of the horror

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