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19 hrs ago | Groong

Basque Parliament's Motion Supporting Nagorno-Karabakh's...

BASQUE PARLIAMENT'S MOTION SUPPORTING NAGORNO-KARABAKH'S SELF-DETERMINATION EVIDENCE OF NEW TENDENCIES - OPINIONS 22:07 * 12.09.14 The adoption of the motion supporting the self-determination of Nagorno-Karabakh by the Basque Parliament in a sense means that Basque Country recognizes the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic , Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential Spokesman David Babayan told Tert.am. "We have repeatedly stated our intention to expand the geography of recognition by establishing bilateral relations.

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23 hrs ago | Groong

World To Join Armenians In 2015: 'Armenian Cause' French Office Initiatives

WORLD TO JOIN ARMENIANS IN 2015: "ARMENIAN CAUSE" FRENCH OFFICE INITIATIVES 10:20, 12 September, 2014 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 12, ARMENPRESS: The official events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will launch in France from January 2015, representative of "Hay Dat" French office representative Murad Papazyan told Armenpress stressing that the events in Europe and in the whole world will enable to divide the struggle history into two parts - "before 2015 and after 2015". "The year of 2015 will be very significant both in France and in other countries of the world.

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Saturday | Groong

About 40% Of Armenians Consider Military Situation Their Country'S Overriding Problem

ABOUT 40% OF ARMENIANS CONSIDER MILITARY SITUATION THEIR COUNTRY'S OVERRIDING PROBLEM YEREVAN, September 12. / ARKA /. About 40% of Armenians believe that their country's most overriding problem is the military situation, according to the findings of a recent public opinion survey conducted by Gallup International Association.

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Saturday | Groong

90 Percent Of Armenians Confident In Army, Survey Shows

The survey was conducted on August 8-17, among 1,067 people in 10 provinces of Armenia and all administrative districts of Yerevan. Gallup International Association Armenia director Aram Navasardyan told reporters on Friday that 56 percent of respondents expressed confidence that the Armenian Armed Forces can appropriately respond to Azerbaijani aggression, 34 percent said that they are confident rather than sceptical, 5 percent said they are doubtful rather than confident, 2 percent expressed scepticism and 3 percent found it difficult to answer.

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Saturday | Groong

Armenia In Global Publicity Drive

ARMENIA IN GLOBAL PUBLICITY DRIVE 12 September 2014 Last updated at 00:29 By Russell Padmore Business reporter, BBC World Service President Serzh Sargsyan wants to raise Armenia's profile Continue reading the main story Related Stories Armenia country profile The president who threatened war on Twitter Fifteen die in Karabakh clashes Where in the world is Armenia? It's a question that the country's President, Serzh Sargsyan, is hoping to get more people around the globe to answer correctly. He wants to mobilise the 10 million Armenians living abroad for a global internet publicity campaign to boost tourism and influence foreign investors.

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Saturday | Groong

Spivakov Rather A Compatriot Than Guest To Armenians - President

PRESIDENT YEREVAN, September 12. /ARKA/. Armenia's president Serzh Sargsyan sent a congratulatory message to internationally famous conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov, the head of Russia's National Philharmonic and chief conductor of The Moscow Virtuosos chamber orchestra, on the 70 anniversary of the maestro, the press office of the Armenian president reports.

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Saturday | Groong

Aurora's Light: Institute Vows To Remind Armenia Of Its Great Hero

Arshaluys Mardiganian was one of those who provided the early insights into the tragedy of her people to those in the Western hemisphere still when the wounds and psychological traumas of the survivors, including herself, were fresh and unhealed. One century on, the chilling account of a teenager, often compared to the diary of Anne Frank, one of the most prominent Jewish victims of the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Europe, still gives an opportunity to estimate the scale of violence against Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Groong

Water Loss Reaches Dramatic Levels In Armenia's Capital

WATER LOSS REACHES DRAMATIC LEVELS IN ARMENIA'S CAPITAL 13:48 * 11.09.14 Recent data by the National Statistical Service reveal that the Yerevan water distribution network lost 79.4% of its total resources in 2013. According to Yerevan Jur , the company responsible for the capital's water supply, the loss amounted to 224 million cubic meters from June 1, 2013 until June 1, 2014.

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Groong

Armenian Parliamentarians Concerned Over Ancient Crypt's Future

ARMENIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS CONCERNED OVER ANCIENT CRYPT'S FUTURE 10:37 * 12.09.14 Driven by concerns over the fate of a 4th century Armenian royal crypt excavated in the Aragatsotn region, a group of parliamentarians are planning to visit the ancient site to see the situation on the ground. It comes after Aragats Akhoyan of the Prosperous Armenia faction voiced serious alarm about the desolate situation of the chapel, basilica and the excavation site in the village Dzorap His statement spurred active discussions among parliament members who are now said to be considering plans for rescuing area and later making it a tourist center.

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Armenian Liberty

Armenia-NATO Ties 'Understood By Russia'

Armenia - Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian meets with visiting U.S. and British defense experts and British Ambassador Katherine Leach, Yerevan, 12Sep2014. Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian reaffirmed on Friday Armenia's commitment to close cooperation with NATO, saying that it is drawing no objections from Russia or other ex-Soviet states aligned in the Collective Security Treaty Organization .

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Armenian Liberty

Armenian Defense Chief Promises 'Longer-Range Weapons'

The Armenian military will soon acquire more long-range and precise missiles than it currently has in its arsenal, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said on Friday. "Every year Armenia's armed forces receive modern weapons and military hardware," he told students and professors of a state-run university in Yerevan.

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Arka News Agency

Social services in Armenia contribute to exercise of children's...

YEREVAN, September 12. /ARKA/. The social services to be provided in Armenia as part of a government-supported five-year program of child care and protection system reformation, will contribute to exercise of children's right for living in families, Armenian Labor and Social Affairs Minister Artem Asatryan said Friday as USAID and UNICEF signed a cooperation agreement to implement this program.

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ARMINFO news agency

Seven media organizations condemn attack on female reported by Armenian Parliament's Security Head

Seven journalistic public organizations have disseminated a statement condemning the attack on A1+ correspondent Marine Khachatryan by Karen Hayrapetyan, Head of the Parliament's Security Service, while she was performing her professional responsibilities. The organizations call for the National Assembly leadership to brought the security head responsible for creating obstacles to the professional activity of journalists and anticipate the Prosecutor's Office to take their statement as a report about a crime.

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Groong

Turkey Struggles To Curb Access To Ottoman Archives Because Of The Armenian Genocide

TURKEY STRUGGLES TO CURB ACCESS TO OTTOMAN ARCHIVES BECAUSE OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE YEREVAN, September 12. /ARKA/. Turkey is making every effort to prevent opening up of the Ottoman Empire archives due to the problem of the genocide against Armenians, founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange said.

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Groong

Czech Republic Can Export Trucks, Small Aircrafts And Helicopters To Armenia

CZECH REPUBLIC CAN EXPORT TRUCKS, SMALL AIRCRAFTS AND HELICOPTERS TO ARMENIA YEREVAN, September 11. /ARKA/. The Czech Republic can export trucks, small aircrafts and helicopters to Armenia, Armenian Deputy Economy Minister Garegin Melkonyan said at a news conference after the first session of Czech-Armenian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation held Thursday in Yerevan.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Arka News Agency

Armenian parliament ratifies two loan agreements with IDA and IBRD worth $30 million

YEREVAN, September 11 / ARKA /. The Armenian parliament has ratified on Thursday two loan agreements with the International Development Association and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development worth $30 million.

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Groong

Armenian President's Participation In Wales Summit Was 'A Very Effective Step', NATO Says

ARMENIAN PRESIDENT'S PARTICIPATION IN WALES SUMMIT WAS "A VERY EFFECTIVE STEP", NATO SAYS Wednesday 10 September 2014 12:13 Photo: Mediamax James Appathurai Yerevan /Mediamax/. NATO said it was pleased with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's participation in Wales Summit.

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Groong

Armenian Government And Microsoft Plan To Expand Cooperation

ARMENIAN GOVERNMENT AND MICROSOFT PLAN TO EXPAND COOPERATION 16:30, 10.09.2014 YEREVAN. - Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan received Pilar Torres, Microsoft General Manager Central&Eastern Europe.

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Armenian Liberty

U.S. 'Aware' Of Syrian Armenian Concerns

Syria -- An image grab taken from a propaganda video uploaded on September 7, 2013 by Syria's Islamist Ahrar al-Sham group shows its members taking part in a training session at an undisclosed location in Syria John Heffern, the U.S. ambassador in Yerevan, said on Thursday that he has discussed with Armenian officials the plight of ethnic Armenians remaining in Syria in the context of planned U.S. air strikes against Islamic State militants operating there. President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday a "systematic campaign of air strikes against these terrorists" controlling large parts of Syria as well as neighboring Iraq.

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Arka News Agency

Armenian authorities and ContourGlobal continue talks to finalize Vorotan Cascade deal, ambassador

YEREVAN, September 11. / ARKA /. U.S. ambassador to Armenia, John Heffern, said today Armenian authorities and ContourGlobal, a New York based international power-generation company, continue talks to finalize an agreement ContourGlobal and Armenia's government signed on January 29 under which ContourGlobal is to purchase and modernize the Vorotan Hydro Cascade, a series of three hydroelectric power plants totaling 405 MW on the Vorotan River in southern Armenia, for a purchase price of $180 million.

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