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We have never intended to worsen relations with Russia, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili told a meeting with the Ukrainian president during his visit to Kiev.

Georgian Foreign Ministry sends note to Russia

20.11.2009 15:24 GMT

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Iran wants constructive cooperation - Ahmadinejad

20.11.2009 15:07 GMT

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Turkish expert: Armenia dragging out Karabakh talks

20.11.2009 15:06 GMT

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Ukraine not to recognize Abkhazia, South Ossetia

20.11.2009 14:58 GMT

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President Viktor Yushchenko has assured his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili that Ukraine will not recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

SOCAR will provide gas to 150 thousand consumers throughout Georgia

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Georgian leader, US vice president discuss relations

20.11.2009 14:19 GMT

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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and US Vice President Joe Biden have had a telephone conversation on bilateral relations and the situation in the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Georgian and Ukrainian presidents meet in Kiev

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Armenians violate ceasefire again

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Russia does not bind Karabakh problem to Armenian-Turkish ties

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Armenian minister receives OSCE's democracy chief

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Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan has received the director of the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Janez Lenarcic.

Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of not seeking progess in Karabakh talks

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No link between Armenian-Turkish ties and Karabakh - Russian envoy

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Relations between Armenia and Turkey are not connected with the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia’s ambassador to Armenia, Vyacheslav Kovalenko, has said.

Turkey's economy may expand 3.7% next year

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Turkey’s economy may expand 3.7 percent next year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has said, raising its earlier forecast.

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Ex-ambassador meets Azeri scientist detained in Iran

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Ilham Aliyev to leave for Russia next week

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will pay a working visit to Russia on 24 November, the Russian presidential web site reports.

The 6th Turkish-Italian Forum was organized in İstanbul

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Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said the European Union should not offer Turkey a set of privileges but full membership.

"NATO doesn't want to compete with Russia in South Caucasus"

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News.Az interviews Vladimir Socor, senior fellow on the Eurasia Programme at US thinktank the Jamestown Foundation.

Russian official to visit Baku

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Red Cross hands over letters of Georgian teenagers to parents

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Red Cross has handed over the letters of four Georgian teenagers, who have been held in the captivity of the separatists since November 4, to their parents.

Viktor Yushchenko asks Dmitry Medvedev to alter gas deal

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has asked Russia to amend the existing natural gas supply contract as soon as possible, to avoid problems with gas transit to Europe.

Head of Committee on work with religious structures ends his visit to Georgia

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Chairman of Azerbaijan State Committee on Work with Religious Structures Hidayat Orujev, who is visiting Georgia, met with vice-speaker of Georgian parliament Fridon Todua.

Azeri, Armenian presidents to meet on 22 November in Munich

19.11.2009 21:07 GMT

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan will meet on 22 November at the residence of the French consul general in Munich.

US Congressmen support Azerbaijan

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US Congressmen support decision of US Senate appropriations committee .

Sanctions were the 'literature' of the 60s and 70s - Iranian FM

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Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has ruled out the possibility of Tehran facing further sanctions over its nuclear program.

Iran to produce "Azerbaijan" cars

19.11.2009 20:25 GMT

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Iran is to start production of "Azerbaijan" cars next year, First Deputy President Mohammad Reza Rahimi has said.

Ankara, Moscow can pool South Caucasus peace efforts - commentator

19.11.2009 20:17 GMT

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Turkey and Russia could work together on tackling problems in the South Caucasus, Russian political scientist Alexey Vlasov said on Thursday.

Peru may recognize Abkhazia, South Ossetia

19.11.2009 20:00 GMT

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National opposition party in Peru has proposed the national congress to discuss the recognition of Georgia`s breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

I have not been vaccinated - Erdogan

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who earlier said he would not be vaccinated against swine flu, is resolutely against A/H1N1 inoculation, reports Turkish news agency Gazete Vatan.

Russia prolongs moratorium on death penalty

19.11.2009 19:45 GMT

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