The governments of Armenia and Turkey will sign a peace agreement in Zurich on Saturday that would normalize relations after nearly a century of animosity between the neighboring nations, the Swiss government said Friday. The signing ceremony comes more than a month after Armenia and Turkey announced they had agreed to start six weeks of “internal political consultations” on two protocols aimed at establishing diplomatic and bilateral relations.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarks Friday on a six-day trip to Europe and Russia that comes at a crucial time in the Obama administration’s decision-making on a strategy for Afghanistan. She will depart one day after the inaugural flight of the “lethal transit” agreement, signed in July by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, which allows transport of military personnel and equipment across Russia to support the U.S.-NATO mission in Afghanistan
Irish voters are going to the polls again Friday — to vote on a treaty they rejected just over a year ago. But this time round, opinion polls indicate the ‘yes’ campaign to adopt the Lisbon Treaty and its rules for governing an expanded European Union will be successful