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Paul Krekorian Wins City Council Race

Voters in the San Fernando Valley sent a resounding message throughout Los Angeles Tuesday night as Paul Krekorian won the special election in the Second Council District, defeating his opponent Christine Essel by a margin of more than13%.

AYF Pushes Social Justice With Music; Joins Visa, LA Mission to Feed Homeless on Thanksgiving

The Armenian Youth Federation last month teamed with experimental-fusion rock band Visa and a host of local socially-conscious artists to put-on a special benefit concert that helped feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day through the Los Angeles Mission, a non-profit serving the homeless of Downtown Los Angeles.

Pasadena ANC Donates Christmas Toys To Needy Children

In the Christmas spirit, Pasadena Armenian National Committee members donated toys to needy children at a tree lighting event sponsored by the city and held at City Hall on Tuesday.

Community Pledges to Fight for National Interests at ARF Day Celebration

At Sunday’s 119th anniversary celebration of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation its Western US Central Committee Chairman Avedik Izmirlian said no Armenian government has the right to take decisions against the national interests of Armenians, referring to the current Armenia-Turkey protocols that endanger the national security and future of the Armenian nation.

Top Turkish Court Begins Hearing DTP Closure Case, Kurdish Clashes Continue

Turkey’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday began hearing a closure case against Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party on charges of links to a terrorist organization.

Iran Rejects Turkish Role In Nuclear Talks

Iran rejected a Turkish role in its nuclear impasse with Western countries on Tuesday and said there would be no need for third-party mediation in the nuclear dispute.

Massachusetts Senate Candidate Capuano Opposes Historical Commission

Congressman Mike Capuano (D-Mass.) affirmed his positions on a number of issues of concern to the Armenian American community in his responses to the ANCA Questionnaire for candidates for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. Concerning the provision in the Armenia-Turkey protocols for a “historical commission,”reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

Jewish Leaders Throughout Community Denounce Essel Mailer

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, called on City Council Candidate Christine Essel to apologize Monday following a mailer she sent out that shockingly used Holocaust and skinhead imagery to depict her opponent, Paul Krekorian, as an anti-semite, the Krekorian campaign reported.

ANCA To President Obama: “Do The Right Thing. Recognize The Armenian Genocide”

Armenian Americans made the final push in their month-long Countdown to Erdogan with a White House call-in day urging President Barack Obama to honor his campaign pledge by telling visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan that the U.S. condemns the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America, (ANCA).

Armenian Ambassador Meets Georgian Patriarch to Discuss Religious Rights

Armenia’s Ambassador to Georgia met Thursday with the Georgia’s spiritual leader, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II to discuss the deteriorating situation of Armenian religious sites and monuments in the country.

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