Monthly Archives: December 2017

COAF Raises $3.6 Million at NY Gala

150,000 People will Benefit from the Establishment of SMART Center NEW YORK, NY — The 14th annual Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) Holiday Gala held on December 16, at New York City’s renowned Cipriani 42nd Street, raised an impressive $3.6 … Continue reading

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President Serzh Sargsyan Said Last Year Export Index was the Highest Ever, About $2 Billion

On the occasion of the New Year and Christmas holidays, a gala reception was held at the Presidential Palace for business community representatives. In his congratulatory address, President Serzh Sargsyan touched upon the results achieved in FY2017 and the expectations … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Threatened With Expulsion from Council of Europe

By Bradley Jardine The Council of Europe has launched unprecedented legal action against Azerbaijan over an imprisoned opposition politician, raising the possibility of the country being kicked out of the 47 nation council. On December 5th, the CoE Committee of … Continue reading

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Armenian FM Says Armenia’s 2028 Spring Will Being Without Armenian-Turkish Protocols

The stance taken by Armenia on normalization of relations with Turkey remains unchanged, Tigran Balayan, the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman, told Novosti-Armenia. Edward Nalbandian, Armenian Foreign Minister speaking in Greece as part of his official visit, said that Armenia’s 2018 … Continue reading

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European Investment Bank Stops Financing of Azerbaijani Gas Project

The European Investment Bank has delayed a decision on whether to grant a multi-billion-euro loan to a controversial pipeline, after the bank’s board insisted it needs more time to assess the project. The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is intended to form … Continue reading

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Glendale City Council Unanimously Approves Central Park Framework of Armenian American Museum

GLENDALE, CA — The Glendale City Council unanimously approved the design principles for a re-imagined Central Park including the future downtown Glendale site of the Armenian American Museum, marking a major milestone for the historic project. The City of Glendale’s … Continue reading

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Lavrov: Dialogue Between Parties to NK Conflict Produces No Serious Progress

The dialogue between the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has not yet produced serious progress. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference, following the third plenary meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council on December 8. “But the … Continue reading

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Donate to Armenia Fund to Rebuild Part of Armenia

Hayastan All-Armenia Fund was established in Los Angeles in 1994, the first Telethon was aired in 1996 with $2.5 million raised. The total collected funds in the past 20 years have over $350 million, thanks to the generosity and dedication … Continue reading

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Najarian Named 2017 Top Elected Official by APWA SoCal Chapter

By Kevork Kurdoghlian GLENDALE — City Council Member Ara Najarian was recently named the 2017 Top Elected Official by the Southern California chapter of the American Public Works Association. He was warded at the APWA Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Michael and Karen Vardanyan Donate $1.7 Million to Improve Yerevan Living Conditions in Shahamiryan Region

In an unprecedented charity move, the owners of Grand Holding Michael and Karen Vardanyan have allocated $1.7 million to the residents of the emergency buildings of Shahamiryan Street to purchase new apartments. The amount was distributed to families according to … Continue reading

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