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Stories with place: Armenia
  • Armenia whacked by protests over electricity price hike 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:44 am

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Street protests in Armenia against a hike in electricity prices, which have been roiling the capital for nearly two weeks, are the most serious unrest the Caucasus nation has seen in years. The protests are continuing despite the president's decision to suspend the price rise.

  • Armenian protesters still defying police after tense night story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:27 pm

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Thousands of demonstrators continued flooding a central avenue in the Armenian capital Monday, refusing to end their protest against a hike in electricity prices even after the president suspended the measure.

  • Russian soldier stabbed to death in Armenia 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 7:13 am

    YEREVAN, Armenia - A Russian soldier has been found stabbed to death near the Russian military base where he served in Armenia, in the second fatal incident involving a Russian soldier at the base this year.

  • Ronaldo nets 3, Portugal beats Armenia 3-2 in Euro qualifier 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 2:12 pm

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick gave 10-man Portugal a 3-2 win at Armenia in a 2016 European Championship qualifier on Saturday.

  • Correction: European Games-Opening Ceremony story 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 12:02 pm

    BAKU, Azerbaijan - In a story June 12 about the opening ceremony of the European Games, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev entered the stadium carrying a torch. The torchbearer was Ilham Zakiyev, a two-time Paralympic gold medal-winning judo athlete.

  • Azerbaijan criticized over rights as European Games begin 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 11:29 am

    BAKU, Azerbaijan - Just over a mile from the gleaming white facade of Baku's new Olympic Stadium, an oil refinery tower lights up the sky. Its flame fits neatly with Azerbaijan's marketing line to would-be tourists - "the land of fire" - but it's also a powerful reminder of the oil wealth that made it possible to build the 68,000-seat arena.