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26.07.2017 21:03 GMT

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Armenian servicemen suffered in a car accident

26.07.2017 19:29 GMT

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26.07.2017 16:40 GMT

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The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to slap new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to obtain lawmakers' permission before easing any sanctions on Moscow, in a rare rebuke of the Republican president, Reuters reported.

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Senate Republican plan to repeal, replace Obamacare fails to get enough votes

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A plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that Senate Republicans have been working on for months failed to get the 60 votes needed for approval Tuesday night, Reuters reported.

Applicants for higher education decreasing in numbers in Armenia

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Swedish military plans ‘largest’ drills in 20 years along with NATO troops

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Iran vows to back Palestinian movements

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CNN: Tillerson considers resigning

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's growing frustrations with the way the White House operates may lead to his resignation, CNN reported on Monday, APA reports quoting CNN.

Israel heads towards isolation says Turkish president

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The Turkish president said Monday Israel was heading towards isolation because of measures imposed at the Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Microsoft planning to discontinue iconic Paint app

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Microsoft is considering the removal of the iconic Paint application from the next Windows 10 update slated to come out this fall.

Highway Patrol: 2 dead, 6 hurt in South Dakota crash

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At least two people were killed and six others injured when a car slammed into a group of people Monday outside a rehabilitation center in southeast South Dakota, authorities said.

Russian, Qatari top diplomats discuss Gulf crisis

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Russian Foreign Minister and his Qatari counterpart on Monday exchanged views on the efforts taken to ease tensions in relations between Qatar and other Arab countries, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

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24.07.2017 22:03 GMT

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Trump son-in-law details contacts with Russians, denies collusion

24.07.2017 21:59 GMT

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, detailed four meetings he held last year with Russian officials in a statement on Monday in which he also said he "did not collude" with Moscow during the 2016 U.S. election campaign.

Number of Turkish army generals down 40% after coup attempt

24.07.2017 19:28 GMT

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As a result of purges in Turkey’s armed forces after the July 15 military coup attempt, the number of generals and admirals decreased by 40 percent, the Turkish media reports.

Jailed activist accuses Armenian government of conducting political witch-hunt

24.07.2017 19:04 GMT

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Political activist Andreas Ghukasyan, who was arrested on charges of fomenting public disorder and calling for violence against the police in the wake of the Sasna Dzrer takeover of a Yerevan police building last July, has described his trial as a political witch-hunt, accusing the government of fabricating evidence against him.

Turkey, EU officials set to hold meeting in Brussels

24.07.2017 17:07 GMT

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Talks to focus on Turkey’s bid to join EU as well as counterterrorism, migration and visa liberalization.

Alcohol poisoning kills 5 in southern Iran

24.07.2017 16:29 GMT

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Kremlin waiting for Washington to word clear position on further anti-Russian sanctions

24.07.2017 16:14 GMT

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The Kremlin is waiting for the US Donald Trump administration to finally word a clear position on further sanctions against Russia, TASS reports.

US ambassador highlights importance of Georgian region predominantly populated by Azerbaijanis

24.07.2017 16:04 GMT

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US Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly said on Monday that his country places high importance on Georgia’s Kvemo Kartli region.

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