Monthly Archives: February 2013

Serzh Sarkisian Leads in Early Vote Count and Apparently Elected

President Serzh Sarkisian was on course to secure a widely anticipated re-election early on Tuesday (Feb 19) as early returns gave him a comfortable lead over opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian and other election challengers, radio free Europe said, as of … Continue reading

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64.5% of Armenia’s Budget Was by Transfers from Russia

MOSCOW – Armenians transferred $1.69 billion from foreign countries to Armenia in 2012, which means a transfer drop of $140.3 million (9.1%) compared with 2011, News.am reports. $1.4447 billion transferred from Russia in 2012 are equivalent to 64.5% of the … Continue reading

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Yaroslavsky, Portantino, Bogaard Endorse Ara Najarian for His Re-election Campaign

GLENDALE – On Sunday, January 27, Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian launched his re-election camp with a packed crowd of over 200 civic leaders, friends, family members and supporters at Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale. Notably in attendance were L.A County Supervisor … Continue reading

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EBRD to Give $25 Million for Reconstruction of Armenia’s Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade’s 7 HPP

YEREVAN — European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is willing to provide International Electro-Technical Commission with a loan of $25 million for the reconstruction of 7 HPP of armenian Sevan-Krazdan cascade. The EBRD facility will provide essential support to … Continue reading

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U.S Court Rules in Favor of University of Minnesota in Case Involving the Turkish Coalition of America

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. –The U.S Court of Appeals for the Eight District Court ruled in favor of the University of Minnesota on February 5th, in a closely watched case involving First Amendment and academic freedom claims, the university reported. The plaintiff … Continue reading

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Street to be Named After Hrant Dink

The Malatia, Turkey, Municipality has made a decision to rename after Hrant Dink the street where the late editor-in-chief of the Istanbul based bilingual Agos newspaper was born, the Mayor of Malatia Ahmet Cakir stated. Ahmed Cakir noted that there … Continue reading

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Violist Kim Kashkashian Wins Grammy Award

HOLLYWOOD, CA —Violist Kim Kashkashian won the award for the recording “Kurtag and Ligeti: Music for Viola” at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Kashkashian has established herself as one of the most accomplished artist of her generation. Inspiring world-wide critical … Continue reading

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Secretary of State John Kerry will Help to Resolve Karabakh Conflict Peacefully

“I will do everything I can to help the parties resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict peacefully” — Kerry WASHINGTON – “If confirmed as Secretary of State, I will continue working to support the peace process and to oppose actions that could … Continue reading

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Armenia and Azerbaijan Spar Over “Failed” Talks

By Armen Koloyan Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations on Monday over what a senior Azerbaijani official described as a failure of fresh talks on Nagorno-Karabakh held by their foreign ministers in Paris last week. Foreign Ministers Edward Nalbandian and Elmar … Continue reading

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Armenian Presidential Vote “Very Important” to U.S

By Sargis Harutyunyan YEREVAN – The United States experts Armenia’s upcoming election to be more democratic than the legislative polls held in May last year, U.S Ambassador John Heffern said. “Our hope is that these elections will become the new … Continue reading

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