Armenia's Vanadzor to cut 60 municipal jobs; art schools, museums, kindergartens to be hit

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Armenian foreign minister receives chemical weapons prohibition official

29.10.2009 21:06 GMT

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Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan today met the general manager of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Rogelio Pfirter, in Yerevan.

Ratification of Armenian-Turkish accords to increase threats – former Armenian militants

29.10.2009 20:57 GMT

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Ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols will increase threats rather than improve security, Tigran Pashabezyan, a representative of former members of the underground militant organization ASALA, told a press conference in Yerevan today.

Armenia ratifies creation of Eurasian Economic Community anti-crisis fund

29.10.2009 20:17 GMT

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Armenian MPs today ratified a treaty on establishing the Eurasian Economic Community's anti-crisis fund.

Armenian foreign minister accuses Azerbaijan of "non-constructive" approach to EU

29.10.2009 19:01 GMT

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Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan has accused Azerbaijan of not taking a constructive approach towards the European Union's Eastern Partnership programme.

Prosperous Armenia party backs ratification of Armenia-Turkey protocols

29.10.2009 17:41 GMT

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The Prosperous Armenia party supports the ratification of the Armenia-Turkey protocols, party spokesman Khachik Galstyan has told a news conference in Yerevan.

Armenian police interrupt small protest against protocols with Turkey

29.10.2009 16:33 GMT

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A rally in the Armenian capital Yerevan against ratification of the protocols on rapprochement with Turkey attracted only a handful of demonstrators on Thursday.

Armenian Foreign Ministry: Karabakh settlement not discussed with Ankara

29.10.2009 16:14 GMT

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Yerevan does not discuss the settlement of the Karabakh conflict with Ankara, Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan has said.

US State Department reports "some restrictions" on freedom of religious minorities in Armenia

29.10.2009 16:12 GMT

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Britain interested in boosting cultural ties with Armenia - ambassador

29.10.2009 16:00 GMT

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The UK is interested in developing cultural links with Armenia, Britain's ambassador to Armenia, Charles Lonsdale, told an event to mark the British Council's 75th jubilee.

Armenia looks to restructure state debt

29.10.2009 14:58 GMT

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Armenia's overall state debt will be 47-48% of GDP by the end of the year, Finance Minister Tigran Davtyan has said.

Over 20% of Armenia's population lives in poverty

29.10.2009 14:42 GMT

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A total of 23.5% of Armenia's population lives in poverty, Stepan Mnatsakanyan, chairman of Armenia's National Statistics Service, has said.

Turkish parliament’s decision on protocols with Armenia will show the sincerity of Turkish leaders towards Azerbaijan

29.10.2009 14:28 GMT

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Turkey, Azerbaijan patch up ties after flag controversy

29.10.2009 14:02 GMT

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Turkish-Azerbaijani ties, strained over Turkish-Armenian rapprochement, have shown further signs of recovery as Azerbaijani authorities replaced Turkish and Azerbaijani flags at the Turkish war memorial in Baku, Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman comments.

EU ready to help develop Armenian-Turkish relations

29.10.2009 13:39 GMT

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan met the European Union's special envoy on the South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, in Yerevan on Wednesday.

Meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian mass media leaders took place in Moscow

29.10.2009 13:38 GMT

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Meeting was initiated by Azerbaijani and Armenia ambassadors to Russia and special envoy of the Russian President on international culture cooperation.

Armenian Parliament speaker meets with EU Special Rep

29.10.2009 13:28 GMT

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“Turkey’s delaying the ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols will cause adequate steps on Armenia’s part,” Speaker of the RA Parliament Hovik Abrahamyan stated at his meeting with Peter Semneby, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus.

New Netherlands Ambassador to Armenia appointed

29.10.2009 13:15 GMT

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Armenians in Cyprus against ratification of RA Turkish Protocols

29.10.2009 13:13 GMT

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Armenian PM: No need to react to all statements of Turkey

29.10.2009 13:11 GMT

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“In our view, it’s not right to react and respond to all statements of Turkish senior officials since that weakens our positions,” Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan told today a parliament session.

Rabiyat Aslanova: "I dream of going to Shusha"

28.10.2009 22:25 GMT

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Interview with Rabiyat Aslanova, chairman of Azerbaijan’s MM human rights committee

Turkey hopes “Armenians calm down”

28.10.2009 21:54 GMT

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Turkey is willing to improve relations with Armenia, spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry Burak Ozugergin told journalists Wednesday.

Armenia's Democratic Party opposes ratification of Armenian-Turkish protocols

28.10.2009 20:41 GMT

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The Democratic Party of Armenia opposes ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols in their current format, party chairman Aram Sargsyan has said.

US analyst advocates two-stage Armenian withdrawal from Azerbaijani land

28.10.2009 19:56 GMT

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Vladimir Socor of US thinktank the Jamestown Foundation has said that it would be a mistake for Turkey to open its border with Armenia in the expectation that Armenia would return Azerbaijani land.

Armenia’s ex-speaker: Turkish parliament will not ratify protocols unless Armenia makes concessions in Karabakh issue

28.10.2009 19:38 GMT

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I think the Turkish Parliament will not ratify the protocols unless Armenia makes significant concessions in the Karabakh issue, former speaker of the Armenian parliament Karapet Rubinyan said.

US analysts: Russia still pulls all Armenia's strings

28.10.2009 18:56 GMT

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Washington is trying to force Russia to focus attention closer to home and forget about Iran, according to an article by STRATFOR global intelligence.

Alexander Rusetsky: Azerbaijan and Turkey should give up chauvinistic "one nation, two states" principle

28.10.2009 18:48 GMT

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News.Az interviews Alexander Rusetsky, director of the Tbilisi-based South Caucasus Regional Security Institute.

Armenian analyst: Turkey has managed to equate Karabakh with Palestine

28.10.2009 18:19 GMT

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The Turkish parliament will not ratify the protocols on the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations if the Armenian side does not make concessions on the Karabakh conflict, Andranik Tevanyan, head of the Political Economy research centre, has said.

Armenia’s Finance Minister upbeat on state of Armenia’s economy

28.10.2009 18:08 GMT

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Armenia concerned over gas cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia

28.10.2009 17:45 GMT

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Armenia’s Zhamanak newspaper reads that concerns about Azerbaijan’s plans to boost gas cooperation with Russia are growing in Armenia.

Serzh Sargsyan’s Karabakh initiatives may result in coup

28.10.2009 17:29 GMT

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Status quo hinders Turkey's role in Karabakh dispute, says analyst

28.10.2009 14:34 GMT

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Turkish opposition party starts Apologize to Azerbaijan campaign

28.10.2009 14:08 GMT

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Turkey's opposition Nationalist Movement Party has launched a "We apologize to Azerbaijan" campaign.

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