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Ongoing arms cuts talks between Russia and the U.S. have seen differences on inspection and verification procedures, the chief of the General Staff said on Thursday.

Russian football fans to get flu masks ahead of Slovenia playoff in Moscow

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Russia will deliver the last of six contracted Su fighter jets to Indonesia in 2010

13.11.2009 15:36 GMT

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Russia will deliver the last of six contracted Su fighter jets to Indonesia in 2010, a Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Co-Operation deputy director said on Friday.

Georgia records seven new cases of swine flu infection

13.11.2009 15:30 GMT

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The number of swine flu infected patients grew from 51 to 58 people in a day.

Turkish Ambassador to U.S.: We will always continue to keep Azerbaijan’s interests a priority

13.11.2009 15:29 GMT

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"Turkey will always continue to keep Azerbaijan’s interests a priority.

EU calls for release of Georgian children detained in South Ossetia

13.11.2009 14:55 GMT

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The European Union on Thursday issued a statement expressing its concern at the detention of four Georgian teenagers in South Ossetia.

Russia posts 13.9% GDP growth in third quarter: Rosstat

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Russia's gross domestic product grew an estimated 13.9% quarter-on-quarter in July-September 2009, the country's top statistics body Rosstat said on Thursday.

France may be taking Turkey's role as Syria-Israel mediator

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is meeting his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, on Friday, after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

Medvedev accuses Georgia of aggression

13.11.2009 14:26 GMT

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Dmitry Medvedev delivered the Annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly on Thursday.

Armenians violate ceasefire in several directions

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Armenians violate ceasefire on November 12-13.

Georgian MP wants UNICEF to intervene over arrested teenagers

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Giorgi Arsenishvili, chairman of the Georgian parliament's human rights committee, has asked the United Nations' Children's Fund to get involved in seeking the release of four Georgian teenagers held in South Ossetia.

South Caucasus a crucial European region and EU neighbour

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News.Az interviews Javier Solana, EU high representative for the common foreign and security policy (CFSP).

US concerned at Turkey's support for Iran and Syria

13.11.2009 13:50 GMT

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US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon visited Ankara yesterday, where he is reported to have expressed concern at Turkey's relations with Iran and Syria.

IMF allocates regular $60 million to Armenia

13.11.2009 13:43 GMT

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On October 30, IMF Executive Board confirmed the amount of regular tranche to be allocated to Armenia.

Eight PKK terrorists surrendered in Turkey

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Another group of Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, members has surrendered to Turkish authorities in the country’s Southeast, where the Turkish military has been fighting the outlawed group for 25 years, the Reuters news agency reported.

Russia's economy to recover fully in 2012

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The Russian economy is expected to reach its 2008 pre-crisis level in 2012, Kremlin economic aide Arkady Dvorkovich said on Thursday.

No need to politicize Black Sea fleet issue - Yanukovych

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Ukrainian presidential candidate and former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych has said the issue of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, based in Ukraine's Crimea, should not be politicized.

Belarusian Government asks Gazprom to reduce gas prices for 2010

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Belarus has handed over to Russian energy giant Gazprom a package of proposals concerning reduction of gas prices for 2010, the Belarusian prime minister said.

Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov will visit Abkhazia

13.11.2009 13:05 GMT

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Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov will visit Abkhazia on Friday in order to hand over humanitarian aid and sign an agreement on food supplies to the former Georgian republic, an Abkhaz presidential spokesman said.

Obama extends Iran sanctions for another year

13.11.2009 13:04 GMT

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US President Barack Obama has renewed longstanding US economic sanctions against Iran, despite his apparent overtures to the Islamic Republic.

Turkey and Azerbaijan finalizing abolition of visas

12.11.2009 21:57 GMT

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"Work to abolish visas for travel between Turkey and Azerbaijan is at the final stage," a diplomatic source in Ankara has said.

Georgia records 52nd case of swine flu infection

12.11.2009 21:52 GMT

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Georgia has recorded 52nd case of swine flu infection. Sources in the National Center of Control of Diseases said this time H1N1 virus has been imported from abroad.

OSCE PA Special Representative to visit South Caucasus in January

12.11.2009 21:10 GMT

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OSCE PA Special Representative on Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia Goran Lennmarker will visit the region in January, head of Armenian delegation to OSCE PA Aram Safaryan said,reports NEWS.am.

Government expects the economy to recover in 2010 - Ali Babacan

12.11.2009 21:00 GMT

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Turkish State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said today that his government expects the economy to recover in 2010.

Speaker of Azeri parliament met head of Iran`s Imam Khomeini Imdad Committee

12.11.2009 20:56 GMT

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Speaker of Azerbaijan Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov has today met head of Iran`s Imam Khomeini Imdad Committee Huseyn Anvari.

If the Turkish parliament ratifies the protocols without preconditions we will do the same: Armenian parliamentarian

12.11.2009 20:38 GMT

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If the Turkish parliament ratifies the protocols without preconditions, the Armenian National Assembly will do the same, according to Aram Safaryan, member of Prosperous Armenia parliamentary group.

Armenian FM: Negotiations around Nagorno Karabakh conflict are proceeding only on “NKR” status

12.11.2009 20:21 GMT

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Only the status of “NKR” is being discussed at the negotiations on the resolution of the Karabakh conflict, spokesman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan has said.

Russia is to export steel to Iran

12.11.2009 20:03 GMT

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Russia is to enhance steel export to Iran as the country seems a good market for Russian products.

Serzh Sargsyan meets outgoing UN Resident Representative in Armenia

12.11.2009 19:59 GMT

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President Serzh Sargsyan today received Consuelo Vidal, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Permanent Representative in Armenia, who is completing her mission in our country.

Interpol in Armenia preparing for opening border with Turkey

12.11.2009 19:01 GMT

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National Central Bureau of Interpol in Armenia is preparing for opening of the Armenian-Turkish border, fearing of possible intensification of drug traffic and terrorism.

Turkey's parliamentary commission of foreign relations not to discuss ratified protocols

12.11.2009 18:58 GMT

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Ratification of the protocols signed by Turkey and Armenia in Zurich on October 10 was not included on agenda of the Turkish parliament’s foreign relations commission.

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