Seven of the world's 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America, says a new Gallop survey. Panama is No. 1 on the list. People in 148 nations were asked: Were they well-rested, had they been treated with respect, smiled or laughed a lot, learned or did something interesting and felt feelings of enjoyment the previous day.
Georgia on Friday accused 13 people, including four Russians, of spying for Russia after a four-year investigation.
As Armenia begins its 20th year of independence, its dreams for democracy have been mugged by the reality of a repressive government. But some patriots are working to ensure that the tree of liberty will grow in Armenia one day.
The Armenian Genocide Resolution passed by a House committee last week merely asks Obama to tell the truth. Given Turkey’s strategic importance, that will be hard to do.
In Azerbaijan, Turkish flags have been taken down and the Azeri president said his country might stop selling Ankara discounted natural gas. At issue is Turkey's move to renew relations with Armenia, which has a territorial dispute with Azerbaijan.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the Zurich signing that moves the neighbors toward opening their border. They have long been at odds over the issue of the Armenian genocide.