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Exhibition of Acclaimed Artist Richard Tashjian at Zorayan Museum - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Fri, 10/16/2015 - 1:14am

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Exhibition of Acclaimed Artist Richard Tashjian at Zorayan Museum
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Richard Tashjian. The art exhibition of his works will be held on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Zorayan Museum, located in the Western Diocesan Complex of the Armenian Church of North America, 3325 North Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank, CA.

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Turkish Military Helicopters Violate Armenia's Airspace - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Sat, 10/10/2015 - 1:08pm

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Turkish Military Helicopters Violate Armenia's Airspace
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YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Turkish military helicopters twice violated Armenia's airspace earlier this week, according to a senior Armenian government official. “We had such incidents on October 6 and October 7. There were border incursions from Turkey and ...

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Michael Aram's “Migrations” Sculpture to be Installed at St. Vartan Cathedral - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:01pm

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Michael Aram's “Migrations” Sculpture to be Installed at St. Vartan Cathedral
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NEW YORK — On the evening of Tuesday, October 6, a new 10-foot tall, bronze-and-polished-steel sculpture will be unveiled and blessed in a ceremony on the plaza of St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in Manhattan. The sculpture, titled “Migrations,” is the ...

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Businessman Levon Hayrapetyan Freed from House Arrest - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:36pm

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Businessman Levon Hayrapetyan Freed from House Arrest
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MOSCOW — Russian-Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan, accused of appropriating the shares of Bashneft oil company, has been freed from house arrest, TASS reports. Hayrapetyan has been released on his own recognizance connected with the ...

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Artur Alexanyan (98 kg), World Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Tue, 09/08/2015 - 10:40am

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Artur Alexanyan (98 kg), World Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling
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LAS VEGAS — Armenian Greco-Roman style wrestler Artur Aleksanyan (23 years) successfully defended his world champion title, defeating London 2012 gold medalist Ghasem Rezaei of Iran 3-0 in the 98kg final in Las Vegas. Bronze medals were won by ...

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Baku Blasts 'Pro-Armenian' Reports Of Azeri Soldier Deaths - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:39am

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Baku Blasts 'Pro-Armenian' Reports Of Azeri Soldier Deaths
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BAKU (RFE/RL) — Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry condemned on Wednesday domestic media reports that more Azerbaijani soldiers have died in recent days, saying that they play into Armenia's hands. “Some local online media outlets are spreading from ...

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Third Sinquefield Cup highlights competition's growth - St. Louis Public Radio

Caruana - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:00pm

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Third Sinquefield Cup highlights competition's growth
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The highest ranked player in the world, Magnus Carlsen, is a regular fixture, as are the top ranked Americans, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana. The tournament has also regularly attracted Levon Aronian of Armenia and Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria.

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Checkmate! 40 questions with America's chess champion Hikaru Nakamura - CNN

Nakamura - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:09am

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Checkmate! 40 questions with America's chess champion Hikaru Nakamura
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(CNN) Hikaru Nakamura was always the smartest kid in the room. By the time the Japanese-born American reached the ripe old age of 10, he was anointed the title of chess master. Five years later, he became the youngest grandmaster since the legendary ...
Chess champion Hikaru Nakamura to play 50 Detroit youth at same timeCBC.ca
Top Chess player in U.S. takes on 50 players at once in DetroitMLive.com
Chess champion plays 50 young people simultaneouslyThe Detroit News

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Margarita Gasparyan wins Baku Cup - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 11:55pm

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Margarita Gasparyan wins Baku Cup
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BAKU — Margarita Gasparyan of Russia won her first WTA title Sunday by beating Patricia Maria Tig of Romania 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 in the Baku Cup final. Gasparyan came out stronger, breaking twice en route to taking the first set then getting another crucial ...

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Russian Businessman German Sterligov Put on International Wanted List by Azerbaijan - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 2:03pm

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Russian Businessman German Sterligov Put on International Wanted List by Azerbaijan
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BAKU — Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office has opened a criminal case against Russian businessman German Sterligov for visiting Karabakh. He has been put on the international wanted list for “illegally crossing the state border of Azerbaijan”. “In ...

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Armenia Hails International Agreement on Iran Nuclear Program - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 1:26pm

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Armenia Hails International Agreement on Iran Nuclear Program
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YEREVAN — Armenia promptly welcomed on Tuesday a historic international agreement that was reached on Iran's nuclear program, as a result of determined, constructive efforts by Iran and the international mediators, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward ...

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Armenia PM Vows to Go Ahead with Rate Hikes Despite Protests - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:36pm

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Armenia PM Vows to Go Ahead with Rate Hikes Despite Protests
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YEREVAN — The Armenian government has refused to reverse electricity price hikes, as protest rallies in the capital entered their second week. Defying a call by protesters to reverse a decision to hike power prices by more than 16 percent from August, ...

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Viswanathan Anand stays at joint-third after draw with Hikaru Nakamura in Norway - The Indian Express

Nakamura - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:22am

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Viswanathan Anand stays at joint-third after draw with Hikaru Nakamura in Norway
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(Source: PTI). Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against Hikaru Nakamura of United States and remained in joint third position after the end of the fifth round of Norway Chess 2015, a part of the Grand Chess Tour.

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Viswanathan Anand held by Fabiano Caruana in Norway - The Indian Express

Caruana - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:16am

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Viswanathan Anand held by Fabiano Caruana in Norway
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Former world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to an easy draw by Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the first round of Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger. It turned out to be a good day for Caruana as his preparation in the Berlin defense came good.
Experts predict American chess renaissanceInquirer.net

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Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac to Star in Kirk Kerkorian Armenian Genocide Movie - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:12pm

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Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac to Star in Kirk Kerkorian Armenian Genocide Movie
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HOLLYWOOD — Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac will co-star in an epic about the Armenian genocide film, called “The Promise.” The funding of the film is by billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, according to a report by Showbizz*411. Terry George, of “Hotel Rwanda” ...

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Sotheby's Withdraws Sale of Aivazovsky Painting after Russia Alleged it was Stolen - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:41am

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Sotheby's Withdraws Sale of Aivazovsky Painting after Russia Alleged it was Stolen
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LONDON — The international auction house Sotheby's withdrew from auction on Tuesday a painting by Ivan Aivazovsky that Russia's Interior Ministry said last week had been stolen in 1997 from a private collection in Moscow, Reuters reports. The auction ...

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Thousands Rally in Yerevan Against Energy Price Hike - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:14pm

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Thousands Rally in Yerevan Against Energy Price Hike
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YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Thousands of people took to the streets of Yerevan on Wednesday to protest against a more than 35 percent rise in electricity prices sought by Armenia's loss-making national power distribution network. Protests against the highly ...

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Robert Gurdiguian's Armenian Genocide Film Screened at Cannes Film Festival - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:43pm

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Robert Gurdiguian's Armenian Genocide Film Screened at Cannes Film Festival
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CANNES — French-Armenian director Robert Guediguian's film “Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad” was screened in the Special Screenings section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The ripple effects of the Armenian genocide on subsequent generations are ...

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Parliamentary Elections Held in Nagorno Karabakh - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 2:55pm

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Parliamentary Elections Held in Nagorno Karabakh
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STEPANAKERT — On Sunday people in Nagorno-Karabakh elected their new parliament in general polls to determine the mandates in the 33-seat National Assembly. According to Karabakh's Central Election Commission (CEC), just over 70 percent of the ...

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Diyarbakir St. Giragos Armenian Church Awarded EU Cultural Heritage Prize - MassisPost

Candidates Tournament - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:03pm

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Diyarbakir St. Giragos Armenian Church Awarded EU Cultural Heritage Prize
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DIYARBAKIR — The Armenian Church of St. Giragos in Diyarbakir (Tigranakert) was awarded the Prize for Cultural Heritage by the European Union, Anadolu Agency reports. “This church should be known all around the world,” head of the St. Giragos Church ...

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