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Ambassadors of 27 EU states to arrive in Georgia

06.11.2009 13:54 GMT

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The ambassadors of all 27 EU member-states will arrive in Georgia on November 12-14.

Georgian Interior Ministry dismisses reports on incident on Armenian border

06.11.2009 13:43 GMT

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Georgia’s deputy interior minister, Eka Zguladze, has dismissed reports of an incident over demarcation of the Georgian-Armenian border.

British Foreign Secretary and Turkish PM discuss Iranian issue

06.11.2009 13:38 GMT

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Iran’s controversial nuclear program and its refusal to fully cooperate with the United Nations were among the top issues British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed Thursday.

Russia's net capital inflow hits $10bln in October - Central Bank

06.11.2009 13:24 GMT

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Net capital inflow into Russia hit an estimated $10 billion in October, Central Bank First Deputy Chairman Alexei Ulyukaev said on Thursday.

Ex-Georgian officer granted asylum in Russia

06.11.2009 13:17 GMT

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Russia has granted refugee status to a former Georgian officer, a Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) spokesman said on Thursday.

Putin thanks Sweden, Finland for approving Baltic gas pipeline

06.11.2009 13:16 GMT

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Russia's prime minister thanked Sweden and Finland on Thursday for approving the construction of a Russian-German natural gas pipeline through their economic zones in the Baltic Sea.

Russia's VTB posts $533 mln net profit for October

06.11.2009 13:15 GMT

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VTB, Russia's second largest bank, announced on Thursday a net profit of 15.52 billion rubles ($533 million) in October, calculated to Russian accounting standards.

Armenian parliament speaker stresses importance of ties with Russia

06.11.2009 13:15 GMT

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Hovik Abrahamyan, chairman of Armenia's National Assembly, received Russia's ambassador to Armenia, Vyacheslav Kovalenko, on Thursday.

Lavrov says surprised Poland seeking U.S. protection from Russia

06.11.2009 13:14 GMT

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Moscow is surprised at media reports that Poland is seeking to host U.S. troops to protect it from Russia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

Terry Davidson: The normalization of Turkey-Armenia relations will also have an influence on the solution to Nagorno Karabakh conflict

06.11.2009 13:09 GMT

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Public Relations Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan Terry Davidson, who is visiting Ganja, met with head of the executive power Eldar Azizov and rector of Agriculture Academy Mirdamed Sadigov.

Leader of Azeri exclave of Nakhchivan meets Iranian vice-president

06.11.2009 13:03 GMT

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The chairman of the parliament of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Vasif Talibov, has received an Iranian delegation led by Vice President Hamid Baghai.

President says Russia to use military force abroad only as last resort

05.11.2009 21:57 GMT

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Russia will use its armed forces outside the country only in extreme circumstances to protect Russian nationals, President Dmitriy Medvedev said on Thursday.

Swine flu deaths in Russia rise to 15

05.11.2009 21:47 GMT

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A 25-year-old man died of the A/H1N1 virus in Ufa, the capital of Russia's Urals Republic of Bashkortostan, a source from the regional sanitary watchdog said on Thursday.

Russia to use military force abroad only as last resort - Medvedev

05.11.2009 21:35 GMT

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Russia will use its Armed Forces outside the country only in extreme circumstances to protect Russian nationals, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

Armenia's army more professional than Azerbaijan's - Armenian thinktank director

05.11.2009 21:34 GMT

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The Armenian army is more professional and better prepared than Azerbaijan's, the director of the Armenian Centre for National and Strategic Studies, Richard Giragosian, has said.

NATO's representative for South Caucasus visits Armenia

05.11.2009 21:18 GMT

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The secretary of Armenia's National Security Council, Artur Bagdasaryan, has received the NATO secretary-general's special representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia, Robert Simmons.

Armenian foreign minister accused of undermining national security

05.11.2009 21:15 GMT

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Physicist Simon Kamsarakan, a member of the Public Board for Defence and National Security, has asked the Armenian prosecutor-general to open a criminal case against Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan.

US-Armenia Economic Taskforce discusses extending cooperation

05.11.2009 21:12 GMT

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The latest session of the US-Armenia economic task force took place in Washington on 3 November.

Eduard Shevarnadze departed for Germany

05.11.2009 20:58 GMT

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Yesterday Eduard Shevarnadze, the ex-President of Georgia, departed for Germany to participate in the events devoted to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, said marina Davitashvili, the assistant of his bureau.

Armenian Democratic Party Leader: Azerbaijan's war preparations an "open secret"

05.11.2009 20:47 GMT

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"The statement of US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Tina S. Kaidanow on the possibility of Washington recognizing the independence of the Nagorno-Karbakh republic if Baku were to resume hostilities, is partially true, even though it was denied later," Armenian Democratic Party Leader Aram Sargsyan has said.

Karabakh status the only issue on the table - Armenian foreign minister

05.11.2009 20:30 GMT

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The status of the Nagorno-Karabakh republic is the only issue discussed in the settlement talks at present, Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan told a meeting of Armenian parliamentary committees on 5 November.

Russia’s Military Intelligence Chief warns of new war

05.11.2009 20:24 GMT

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Alexander Shliakhturov, chief of Russia’s military intelligence (GRU), said on November 5 that he did not rule out that Georgia might again use force against breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

South Ossetian separatists kidnap four Georgian pupils

05.11.2009 20:19 GMT

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South Ossetian separatists have kidnapped four Georgian pupils from the village of Tirdznisi.

Iranian investigators demand $100,000 bail for Azerbaijani scientist

05.11.2009 20:07 GMT

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Iranian company Sazan Electronics Industry has agreed to pay the $100,000 bail required to release its former employee, Azerbaijani scientist Rashid Aliyev.

Russia holds inadequate policy in relation to Georgia – Gordon

05.11.2009 19:59 GMT

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“Russia holds inadequate policy in relation to Georgia”, US assistant secretary of state Phillip Gordon said in the Center of International Strategy, according to Georgian TV channels.

Russia set to ship Soyuz carrier rockets to Kourou

05.11.2009 19:53 GMT

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A special cargo ship carrying parts of two Russian Soyuz-ST rockets will leave the port of St. Petersburg on November 7, heading to the Kourou space center, the Progress design bureau said Thursday.

Russia urges U.S. to sign bilateral extradition treaty

05.11.2009 19:52 GMT

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Russia has reiterated its proposal to the United States to sign a bilateral extradition agreement, the Russian justice minister said.

AFP journalist detained in Iran

05.11.2009 19:45 GMT

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A journalist for Agence France Presse has been detained by Iranian security forces, the news agency has said.

Bosnian foreign minister wants to boost economic ties with Russia

05.11.2009 19:42 GMT

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Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sven Alkalaj said the country is ready to cooperate with Russia in all spheres and called for Moscow to develop economic ties with Sarajevo.

Coca-Cola delays factory launch in south Russia until 2010

05.11.2009 19:41 GMT

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The launch was scheduled for late 2009 but new circumstances have emerged and now the factory's launch and the commencement of the rollout of commercial products have been postponed until next year.

Iranian president: Conditions in Middle East changing in favour of Iran and Syria

05.11.2009 19:02 GMT

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Tehran and Damascus should work together to take advantage of changes in the Middle East.

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders to meet

05.11.2009 18:59 GMT

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Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders will meet on November 6 for the 50th time as part of their ongoing negotiations to find a settlement to the Cyprus dispute.

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