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The USA and Russia do not want Turkish-Azerbaijani relations to be strengthened, the head of a Turkish think-tank has said.

Protests against uranium mining in southern Armenia

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Azeri MP criticizes Turkey-Armenia protocols

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German envoy urges ratification of Turkey-Armenia protocols

13.11.2009 18:17 GMT

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Germany's ambassador to Armenia has described as a courageous political step the signing of the Armenian-Turkish accords on normalizing relations.

Turkish evaluated Democratic Drive with ministers

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The National Security Council members held a meeting on Thursday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Erdogan.

Turkey would have no problem storing Iran's enriched uranium

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Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has said that Turkey will not refuse if asked to store Iran's enriched uranium as part of a plan to defuse international tension over Tehran's nuclear programme.

Georgian delegation returns from Geneva

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Turkish TV to broadcast 24-hour in local languages

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The Turkish Supreme Council of Radio and Television signed a resolution for the 24-hour broadcasting service in local languages.

Baltic states ready to support Georgia in joining NATO - Mantas Adomenas

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Russia, U.S. arms talks run into problems: Army Gen. Nikolai Makarov

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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, a Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Co-Operation deputy director said on Friday.

Georgia records seven new cases of swine flu infection

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

13.11.2009 13:29 GMT

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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

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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

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Georgia records 52nd case of swine flu infection

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