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161 people have died in Turkey from swine flu

26.11.2009 20:57 GMT

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Unemployment rate to increase in Armenia

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Obama, Turkish PM will discuss Karabakh - Azerbaijani MP

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EU, Georgia initial agreement simplifying visa regime

26.11.2009 20:11 GMT

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An agreement on the facilitation of the visa regime between Georgia and the EU was initialled in Brussels on Wednesday.

Armenian President pays working visit to Minsk

26.11.2009 20:10 GMT

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Russian President to meet with Pope in Vatican

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Iran investigation at "dead end" - UN nuclear chief

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Georgian State Minister holds meetings in Brussels

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Iran, Venezuela sign 12 memorandums of understanding

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US, Turkey have robust, broad relationship

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Turkish, British ministers discuss EU

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Turkey's state minister and chief negotiator on the EU, Egemen Bagis, has had a phone conversation with Britain's minister for EU affairs, Chris Bryant.

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Armenian PM tells ministers to cough up to rebuild Shusha

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Uzeir Jafarov: Today Azerbaijani army is ready to liberate its lands

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News.Az interview with military expert Uzeir Jafarov.

EU president questions countries opposed to Turkey's EU bid

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Minister says Azerbaijan has arms to liberate land by force

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MP says Azerbaijan may have to liberate land by force

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MP Sabir Hajiyev, chairman of the Civic Unity Party, has joined the chorus of comments on the liberation of Azerbaijan's occupied land by force if the peace negotiations with Armenia fail.

Armenian president receives Argentinean businessman

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received Argentinean businessman of Armenian descent, Eduardo Eurnekian, on Wednesday.

Campaign on fighting gender violence starts in Georgia

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A campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, was launched in the Georgian parliament on Wednesday.

Turkish minister optimistic on gas agreement with Azerbaijan

26.11.2009 15:09 GMT

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New head of presidential administration appointed in Georgia

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A new head has been appointed for the Georgian presidential administration.

Russia waits answer for confidence-building initiative

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Russia has yet to receive a reply from NATO to its proposal to sign an agreement on the prevention of "dangerous" military activities in border areas, Russia's envoy to the alliance said on Wednesday.

Business may disperse dark clouds in Turkish-Israeli ties

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Russian PM to discuss investment projects, energy in France

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will start a two-day visit to France on Thursday, during which the two countries may finally agree on the purchase of a French Mistral-class amphibious assault ship.

Central Bank of Russia says cut rescue package

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Russia's Central Bank has cut rescue measures to banks amid signs of economic recovery, the bank's first deputy chairman said on Wednesday.

2010 budget approved in Russia's Federation Council

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The upper house of Russia's parliament adopted on Wednesday the federal budget for 2010 and basic budget parameters through 2012.

Ukraine to pay $280 per 1,000 cubic meters of Russian gas in 2010: Gazprom

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Ukraine will have to pay about $280 per 1,000 cubic meters of Russian gas in 2010, a spokesman for Russia's energy giant Gazprom said on Wednesday.

Venezuelan leader praises Ahmadinejad

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