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19.11.2009 19:42 GMT

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has met with newly elected Afghan President Hammid Karzai ahead of his inauguration, which is to take place in Kabul on Thursday.

Russia to supply 116 bln cu m of gas to Europe via Ukraine in 2010

19.11.2009 19:41 GMT

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Russia is planning to supply 116 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Europe via Ukraine in 2010, the Russian government has said.

Media conference of South Caucasus states started in Tbilisi

19.11.2009 19:29 GMT

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6th media conference on "Journalistic education, improvement of quality of education and new technology in the South Caucasian countries" has started in Tbilisi, Georgia on Thursday.

Turkey seeking to bring "new vision" to region

19.11.2009 19:24 GMT

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Turkey is doing its utmost to stop a crisis in the region, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters today in Istanbul.

Georgia a bone of contention between Russia and NATO

19.11.2009 19:08 GMT

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Georgia remains a subject of disagreement between Russia and NATO, NATO-Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday.

Turkis FM to attend Afghan President's inauguration

19.11.2009 18:47 GMT

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The Turkish foreign minister arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday to attend the oath taking ceremony of the Afghan president.

Armenia-Turkey protocols won’t be ratified within coming several months - Kiro Manoyan

19.11.2009 18:29 GMT

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Armenia-Turkey protocols won’t be ratified within coming several months, according to Kiro Manoyan, ARFD Hay Dat and Political Affairs Office Director.

Georgian president arrives in Kiev

19.11.2009 18:21 GMT

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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili arrived on a working visit to Ukraine yesterday evening.

Turkey is not a part of Europe and will never be part of Europe - Belgian PM

19.11.2009 18:05 GMT

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Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy, a leading candidate to win the presidency of the European Council, is strongly opposed to Turkey ever joining the European Union.

Armenian church damaged in Tbilisi

19.11.2009 18:00 GMT

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A wall of an Armenian Church on Abo Tbileli Street, Sololaki District, Tbilisi, collapsed last night. The collapse damaged other nearby buildings, but luckily, no one has been injured.

Iranian President to travel to America, Africa

19.11.2009 17:51 GMT

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to start a tour of South and Latin America on November 22 that will also take him to West Africa.

H1N1 death toll reaches 100 in Iran

19.11.2009 17:33 GMT

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Swine flu has claimed the lives of 14 students in Iran over the past weeks, brining the country’s total death rate from the disease to 100, an MP said here on Wednesday.

Armenia not to reduce defense costs

19.11.2009 16:46 GMT

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Armenia has decided to raise defense costs and means allocated to Nagorno Karabakh and to assign means to return people’s deposits in the Saving Bank of the former USSR.

Total exec: Gas transit talks with Turkey difficult

19.11.2009 16:42 GMT

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Transit of natural gas from phase two of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field could be re-routed via Russia if already-difficult talks with Turkey fail, French oil major Total has said.

Azeri embassy to hold conference on separatism in Tbilisi

19.11.2009 16:35 GMT

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A conference on "The South Caucasus: origin of separatism, settlement of conflicts and lasting peace" is to be held in Tbilisi on Friday.

Israel no longer trusts Turkey to mediate with Syria - Turkish PM

19.11.2009 16:13 GMT

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Israel no longer trusts Turkey to mediate in peace talks with Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

We should find ways of solution to Nagorno Karabakh conflict: Slovenian FM

19.11.2009 15:39 GMT

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“All frozen conflicts, including Nagorno Karabakh conflict, should be solved soon,” Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar said at the press conference.

Azerbaijan expects change in Armenia's negotiating position

19.11.2009 15:19 GMT

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The Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents are expected to meet in Munich before the end of the month, Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign minister, Araz Azimov, told reporters today.

Tehran has time to accept nuclear deal - Obama

19.11.2009 14:55 GMT

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US President Barack Obama has said the door is still open for Iran to accept the IAEA-backed proposal on a nuclear fuel deal, but warned of "consequences" if Tehran does not change its mind.

Council of Europe ready to help Turkey-Armenia rapprochement

19.11.2009 14:53 GMT

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The Council of Europe is ready to help the rapprochement process between Turkey and Armenia, Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland has said.

Georgian President says Ilham Aliyev keeps all his promises

19.11.2009 14:48 GMT

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SOCAR has begun supplying gas to Zugdidi city in Georgia’s west.

Georgian FM: I have rejected Russian citizenship with no regret

19.11.2009 14:45 GMT

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Georgia’s FM Grigol Vashadze started settling procedural issues needed to reject the Russian citizenship, VZGLYAD reports.

Poverty breeds terror - Turkish PM

19.11.2009 14:35 GMT

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the final day of the World Summit on Food Security in Rome.

Russia-Slovenia WC-2010 qualifiers - PHOTOS

19.11.2009 14:30 GMT

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Turkish minister, Iraqi Shia leader hold talks

19.11.2009 14:27 GMT

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Ammar Abdulaziz al-Hakim, leader of Iraq's Islamic Supreme Council, have discussed the forthcoming elections in Iraq and future cooperation on the Kurdish issue.

Ceasefire violated on front line again

19.11.2009 14:24 GMT

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On November 18 the Armenian armed formations again violated ceasefire.

Number of H1N1-infected patients grows to 86

19.11.2009 14:24 GMT

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The number of revealed cases of H1N1 infection has risen by 15 people in Georgia in a day.

World Cup misery for Russia in Slovenia

19.11.2009 14:19 GMT

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Guus Hiddink's Russia lost 1-0 away to Slovenia on Wednesday evening and will miss out on the 2010 World Cup finals.

NATO Secretary General meets with Georgian delegation

19.11.2009 14:03 GMT

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State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Vice-Premier of Georgia, Giorgi Baramidze, met with NATO Secretary General Andres Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels on November 18.

Progress in Nagorno-Karabakh peace process example of Russia-EU cooperation - Medvedev

19.11.2009 13:55 GMT

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Russia and the European Union (EU) have to look for ways of stabilizing the most complicated situation in the South Caucasus, RF President Dmitry Medvedev stated at a news conference on the results of the Russia-EU Summit in Stockholm.

Decline in gas sales to EU will harm Gazprom

19.11.2009 13:45 GMT

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The decrease in Russian natural gas sales to Europe this year is will cause problems for energy giant Gazprom, the country's largest company, an energy analyst said on Wednesday.

EU backs Russia's WTO accession bid

19.11.2009 13:43 GMT

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The European Union backs Russia's plans to join the World Trade Organization, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Wednesday.

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