Monthly Archives: June 2013

Armenia First Commercial Satellite Launch to Cost $250 Million

By Ruzanna Stepanian Armenia is pressing ahead with plans to launch its first commercial satellite and opes to attract private investment in the project worth an estimated $250 million, a senior government official said. Gagik Grigorian, the chief of staff … Continue reading

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GRD: Armenia in the List of Countries Attractive for Foreign Retail Investments

Armenia has been included in the list of countries which are attractive for retail investment. A number of small countries with unique characteristics of wealth and consumer focus are ranked in the 2013 Global Retail Development Index, including Uruguay (3rd), … Continue reading

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Salpy Akaragian Named California Finalist in California Nurse.com

LOS ANGELES — Salpy Akaragian has been named a 2013 California Nurse.com Nursing in Excellence regional finalist in the Volunteerism and Service category, one of six categories of Advancing and Leading the Profession; Clinical Nursing, Inpatient; Education and Mentorship; Home, … Continue reading

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ContourGlobal U.S Firm Keen to Buy Major Armenian Power Plants

By Sargis Harutyunyan A U.S energy company announced on Wednesday that it is close to buying three big hydroelectric stations generating a considerable part of Armenian’s electricity. The New York based ContourGlobal said it is engaged in “advanced negotiations” with … Continue reading

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Armenia Still Not Eligible for U.S Aid Scheme

Armenia is still not eligible for renewed large-scale assistance from the United States which is conditional on political and economic reforms, U.S Ambassador John Heffern said last Friday. Heffern cited the Armenian government’s stated efforts to combat endemic corruption, saying … Continue reading

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Secretary of State John Kerry to Visit Armenia This Year

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Armenia this year. He accepted Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian’s invitation and said he would like to organize a visit in the current year. Armenian Foreign Minsiter Edward Nalbandian and Secretary Kerry … Continue reading

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Sara Chitjian Donates $2 Million to UCLA for Armenian Archaeology Program

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology has received a $2 million gift from UCLA alumna Zaruhy Sara Chitjian to establish the first permanent research program in Armenian archaeology and ethnography at a major American university. Chitjian also … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Will Not Review Armenian Genocide Era Insurance Claim Case

WASHINGTON, D.C — The U.S Supreme Court announced that it will not review a Ninth Circuit Court decision which struck down a California law extending the statue of limitations on Armenian Genocide era insurances claims cases, reported the Armenian National … Continue reading

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Pope Plans to Attend Yerevan Ceremonies in 2015

THE VATICAN – Leader of the world’s Roman Catholics Pope Francis has stated that he wants to make a visit to the Armenian capital, Yerevan, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 events, despite criticisms from Turkey after the … Continue reading

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Changes Are Taking Place Slowly (continued)

After almost a century of silence, dying the past few decades, some Turkish historians, writers and journalists have seen the light and have become much more vocal and have come out to correct Turkish history, some cautiously and other more … Continue reading

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