Monthly Archives: August 2018

Angela Merkel to Take Responsibility of Helping Solve the Artsakh Conflict in a Peaceful Framework

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Armenia and met with several members of the leadership. During a press conference with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, she stated that Armenia and Germany have positive relations and they can be even better. She also … Continue reading

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Dr. and Mrs. Vartkes Najarian Establish $500,000 Family Charitable Trust

On the 60th wedding anniversary of Dr. Vartkes and Mary Najarian, at a gala banquet in Glendale, California, and in the presence of family and friends, their son Ara Najarian informed the guests about the formation of $500,000 charitable trust … Continue reading

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Armenian Nature Inspectorate Suggests that Amulsar Gold Mine Stop Mining Operations

Armenia’s Inspectorate for Nature Protection and Mineral Resources suggested that Lydian Armenia company stop mining operations at the Amulsar gold deposit until a repeat environmental audit of the project is over, the Ministry of Nature Protection said. Armenian local environmentalists … Continue reading

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Thousands in Armenia Celebrate the First 100 Days of the New Government

Unbelievable number of people, thousands and thousands, gathered at Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, on Friday August 17, to celebrate the 100th day of the Velvet Revolution led by Nikol Pashinyan. Almost everyone in the crowd carried signs and banners … Continue reading

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President Kocharyan Released from Jail; SISA Says It Is Illegal to Set Him Free

The Court of Appeals has approved the appeal of attorneys against the decision of the 1st instance court to remand 2nd President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan in custody. Kocharyan’s attorney Robert Sahakyan told reporters the previous Monday. Forty Five MPs … Continue reading

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Turkish Divestment Bill One Vote From California Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO, CA –AB 1597, the Divestment from Turkish Bonds Act passed the California State Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of seven to zero. The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote. California has a long history … Continue reading

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Mari Manoogian Wins Democratic Nomination in Michigan 40th District

BIRMINGHAM, MI — On August 7th, Mari Manoogian won the Democratic nomination as candidate for Michigan State Representative for District 40. Manoogian received 8,877 votes – 53%, her opponent in the Democratic Party, Dicole Bedi received 7,856 votes – 46%. … Continue reading

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Armenian American Museum Lease Agreement Approved

GLENDALE, CA — Glendale City Council approved the Armenian American Museum’s Ground Lease Agreement, officially marking Glendale Central Park as the future site of the cultural and educational center. The historic decision marks a major milestone for the landmark project, … Continue reading

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Armenia Recovered $10.8 Million Unpaid Taxes from Aleks Holding

The Aleks Holding LLC, accused by Armenia’s State Revenue Committee (SRC) of tax evasion to the tune of 52 billion drams ($10.8 million in VAT and income tax) has recovered the missing amount completely, SRC said. The unpaid amount was … Continue reading

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Lavrov Says Russia Concerned Over Events in Armenia, Referring to Kocharyan’s Detention

Sergey Lavrov, Russian foreign minister said on July 31st, that the recent arrest of former Armenian president Robert Kocharyan, contradict the new leadership’s statement that there will be no repressions against their political predecessors. He is quoted by TASS saying … Continue reading

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