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Live Webcast at 4:30 PST / 7:30 EST || Vartan Osankian to Speak in NY on Turkey-Armenia Relations

A Public lecture by Armenia’s former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian, titled, “Roadmap to Where? Armenian Turkish Relations: Pitfalls and Possibilities,” will be held at the Fordham Law School Amphitheater (140 W 62nd St., New York) on June 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. (4:30-6:30 PST). The event, sponsored by major Armenian American organizations, is free and open to public.

Medium-Magnitude Quake Jolts Yerevan, Triggers Brief Panic

A medium-magnitude earthquake jolted Yerevan and surrounding areas on Thursday, triggering a brief panic among the population. According to Armenia’s National Seismic Protection Service (NSPC), the quake measured 3.6 on the Richter scale at its epicenter near Garni, a big village about 20 kilometers east of the capital. The agency said it caused no casualties and devastation.

Armenia Removed From U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

Citing “significant” steps taken by the Armenian authorities, the U.S. State Department has removed Armenia from a list of countries which it believes are not doing enough to combat human trafficking and aid its victims.

The department had for years kept Armenia on the “watch list” in its annual reports on cross-border transport and illegal exploitation of human beings around the world.