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In connection with upcoming parliamentary elections, Prosecutor  General`s Office of Armenia formed special working groupIn connection with upcoming parliamentary elections, Prosecutor  General`s Office of Armenia formed special working group
296 cases of intestinal infection were detected in Sisian296 cases of intestinal infection were detected in Sisian
Lavrov and Aivazian discussed  situation in Syunik region of ArmeniaLavrov and Aivazian discussed  situation in Syunik region of Armenia
Pashinyan at a meeting with Garibashvili stressed  importance of  increasing  productivity of regional transport communicationsPashinyan at a meeting with Garibashvili stressed  importance of  increasing  productivity of regional transport communications
Garibashvili: With the aim of strengthening stability, peace,  democratic values, Georgian people chose European and Euro-Atlantic  path Garibashvili: With the aim of strengthening stability, peace,  democratic values, Georgian people chose European and Euro-Atlantic  path 
At meeting with Lithuanian President, RA NA Speaker stressed need to  resume negotiations in format of OSCE Minsk Group At meeting with Lithuanian President, RA NA Speaker stressed need to  resume negotiations in format of OSCE Minsk Group 
Presentation of Converse Bank`s online platform for SME financingPresentation of Converse Bank`s online platform for SME financing
The second meeting of ministers of foreign affairs “Central Asia – China” was held in the city of Xi’anThe second meeting of ministers of foreign affairs “Central Asia – China” was held in the city of Xi’an
Azerbaijani armed forces will hold another exercisesAzerbaijani armed forces will hold another exercises
NSS of Armenia warned against spreading misinformation related to  situation on country`s bordersNSS of Armenia warned against spreading misinformation related to  situation on country`s borders
``My step``: People will not step into the Kocharian river twice``My step``: People will not step into the Kocharian river twice
Forecast: Further regional transformations will not come as a  surprise for Russia and Armenia Forecast: Further regional transformations will not come as a  surprise for Russia and Armenia 
Freedom House calls on Baku to cooperate with the ECHR on the issue  of Armenian prisonersFreedom House calls on Baku to cooperate with the ECHR on the issue  of Armenian prisoners
Opinion: Against the background of the upcoming elections in Armenia,  Azerbaijan is trying to snatch as much as possibleOpinion: Against the background of the upcoming elections in Armenia, Azerbaijan is trying to snatch as much as possible
Armenian Defense Ministry denies information about battles in the  direction of IshkhanasarArmenian Defense Ministry denies information about battles in the  direction of Ishkhanasar
French University of Armenia received international accreditation  within the framework of the UN initiative - PRMEFrench University of Armenia received international accreditation  within the framework of the UN initiative - PRME
NSS: Former high-ranking serviceman arrested in treason case NSS: Former high-ranking serviceman arrested in treason case 
Stepanakert: 27 years ago, on May 12, 1992,  a trilateral termless  agreement on a complete ceasefire in Karabakh entered into forceStepanakert: 27 years ago, on May 12, 1992,  a trilateral termless  agreement on a complete ceasefire in Karabakh entered into force
Speaker of Seimas: Lithuania continues to express concern over  Azerbaijan`s encroachments on Armenian cultural heritageSpeaker of Seimas: Lithuania continues to express concern over  Azerbaijan`s encroachments on Armenian cultural heritage
Coronavirus spread dynamics slows down growth rates in ArmeniaCoronavirus spread dynamics slows down growth rates in Armenia
Armenia`s Ombudsman told the British Ambassador about the war crimes  of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the war in ArtsakhArmenia`s Ombudsman told the British Ambassador about the war crimes  of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the war in Artsakh
A group of Spanish lawmakers demands from the Azerbaijani authorities  to release Armenian prisoners of warA group of Spanish lawmakers demands from the Azerbaijani authorities  to release Armenian prisoners of war
Gevorgyan: Armenia has always paid priority attention to solving  humanitarian problemsGevorgyan: Armenia has always paid priority attention to solving  humanitarian problems
Armenia and Bulgaria intend to deepen cooperation in the fields of  agriculture, innovative technologies and transportArmenia and Bulgaria intend to deepen cooperation in the fields of  agriculture, innovative technologies and transport
Security Council Secretary assures: According to Armenian  intelligence, the Azerbaijani authorities decided to start a war in  Artsakh as far back as June 2020Security Council Secretary assures: According to Armenian  intelligence, the Azerbaijani authorities decided to start a war in  Artsakh as far back as June 2020
New elections - new rules: No need for a pen during votingNew elections - new rules: No need for a pen during voting
Lilit Makunts: De-occupation of Shushi, should become an important  priority Lilit Makunts: De-occupation of Shushi, should become an important  priority 
Advisory Group presented first opinion on case of serviceman Tigran  Ohanjanyan, who died in non-combat conditionsAdvisory Group presented first opinion on case of serviceman Tigran  Ohanjanyan, who died in non-combat conditions
Official campaign for early parliamentary elections will be held from  June 7 to June18, inclusiveOfficial campaign for early parliamentary elections will be held from  June 7 to June18, inclusive
The visit of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan to the People’s Republic of China has startedThe visit of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan to the People’s Republic of China has started
RA MFA: We are deeply concerned about the ongoing clashes in  JerusalemRA MFA: We are deeply concerned about the ongoing clashes in  Jerusalem
Lavrov voiced the key to normalizing situation in Karabakh conflict  zoneLavrov voiced the key to normalizing situation in Karabakh conflict  zone
Acting Minister of Justice of Armenia and Deputy Minister to visit  Moscow Acting Minister of Justice of Armenia and Deputy Minister to visit  Moscow
Court in Yerevan once again postponed the court hearing in the case  of Robert Kocharian and Armen GevorgyanCourt in Yerevan once again postponed the court hearing in the case  of Robert Kocharian and Armen Gevorgyan
Lavrov: Russia stands for the fastest possible solution to all  humanitarian issues related to the Karabakh conflictLavrov: Russia stands for the fastest possible solution to all  humanitarian issues related to the Karabakh conflict
Political scientist: Winds are gradually changing around ArtsakhPolitical scientist: Winds are gradually changing around Artsakh
Lavrov on the processes in the zone of the Karabakh conflict: Not  everything is simple, but solvableLavrov on the processes in the zone of the Karabakh conflict: Not  everything is simple, but solvable
Lavrov and Cavusoglu noted the importance of continuing efforts to  stabilize the situation around Nagorno- KarabakhLavrov and Cavusoglu noted the importance of continuing efforts to  stabilize the situation around Nagorno- Karabakh
Lawyer: The situation in the Armenian courts does not differ from the  one that existed 3 years agoLawyer: The situation in the Armenian courts does not differ from the  one that existed 3 years ago
Armenia`s Ombudsman told the lawmakers of the PA Francophonie about  the imperative of the return of Armenian prisoners held by AzerbaijanArmenia`s Ombudsman told the lawmakers of the PA Francophonie about  the imperative of the return of Armenian prisoners held by Azerbaijan
Armenian President signed a decree on holding early parliamentary  elections on June 20Armenian President signed a decree on holding early parliamentary  elections on June 20
243 new cases of coronavirus infection detected in Armenia per day,  475 people recovered243 new cases of coronavirus infection detected in Armenia per day,  475 people recovered
Aliyev explained why the Aliyev explained why the "Zangezur Corridor" is being discussed with  Russia
Ilham Aliyev criticized Canada and France and threatened ArmeniaIlham Aliyev criticized Canada and France and threatened Armenia
Meeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC held in the MFA of TurkmenistanMeeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC held in the MFA of Turkmenistan
Prime Minister of Georgia will arrive in Armenia on an official visit  on May 12Prime Minister of Georgia will arrive in Armenia on an official visit  on May 12
Ministry of Health: 10,727 citizens vaccinated against coronavirus in  ArmeniaMinistry of Health: 10,727 citizens vaccinated against coronavirus in  Armenia
Armenian Parliament did not elect Nikol Pashinyan to the post of  Prime MinisterArmenian Parliament did not elect Nikol Pashinyan to the post of  Prime Minister
Nikol Pashinyan shared sensational news about SevanNikol Pashinyan shared sensational news about Sevan
Pashinyan on the 44-day war: Armenia crossed the point of no return  by April 2018Pashinyan on the 44-day war: Armenia crossed the point of no return  by April 2018
Pashinyan: Turkey returned to the region 100 years later to continue  its genocidal policyPashinyan: Turkey returned to the region 100 years later to continue  its genocidal policy
"If today we want to falsify the election results, not only citizens,  but also members of our team will not allow us": Pashinyan
Pashinyan: Turkey is our enemy, which is also our neighborPashinyan: Turkey is our enemy, which is also our neighbor
Nikol Pashinyan spoke about the advantages of his tenure as Prime  MinisterNikol Pashinyan spoke about the advantages of his tenure as Prime  Minister
Moscow has announced the agenda of Sergey Lavrov`s visit to  AzerbaijanMoscow has announced the agenda of Sergey Lavrov`s visit to  Azerbaijan
Attempt number two: Special session of the parliament on the  Attempt number two: Special session of the parliament on the  "non-election" of the prime minister started 
Despite decrease in the dynamics of growth of cases, more than 10  people die from COVID in Armenia every dayDespite decrease in the dynamics of growth of cases, more than 10  people die from COVID in Armenia every day
Forecast: The noose around Aliyev will continue to tighten furtherForecast: The noose around Aliyev will continue to tighten further
Forecast: If Pashinyan takes power again, nothing will change in  ArmeniaForecast: If Pashinyan takes power again, nothing will change in  Armenia
Robert Kocharian: Today, on the day of the liberation of Shushi, we  will start the countdown until the current government leavesRobert Kocharian: Today, on the day of the liberation of Shushi, we  will start the countdown until the current government leaves
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Viktor Krivopuskov: The matter of choice is always tempting
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:48

Mr.Krivopuskov, you are a diplomat, public figure, scientist, political expert and historian spending much time on studying and developing the Armenian-Russian relations. You are the author of well-known books, such as “Rebellious Karabakh” and “Armenia, Armenia...: 200 questions-200 answers about the country and the people since biblical times to modern days”. Today Armenia faces an “interim choice” – to initial and sign the Association Agreement with the EU or to start a re-integration process within the post-Soviet space around the idea of the Eurasian Union. Actually, history has repeatedly thrown Armenia into a dilemma. Today, also, the formula “either…or” is perceived in Armenia more seriously than the formula “both…and”.    

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Andrey Epifantsev: Moscow will not become a style setter fin the relations with Europeanized Armenia
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:46

One of the pro-Kremlin Russian political exports has recently said that Armenia has stopped being Russia’s  reliable ally. Do you share such a point of view? What grounds and possible consequences does it have?

To be honest, I should say that the point was not about that. The point is that  Armenia's European integration process is certainly leading to a certain conflict of interests with Russia. Russia and the EU are competing policy-makers and have different interests. It is impossible to be involved in both of them simultaneously the way it was impossible to simultaneously be a member of NATO and Department of Internal Affairs during the Soviet time. Armenia's initialing the Association Agreement with the EU means that Yerevan will delegate the major part of its powers to the West, switch to Western standards, get flooded with duty-free Western products, etc. If Russia maintains the current level of relations with Armenia, as well as the current level of its participation in Armenia's affairs and its current support to Armenia, it will find itself in a foolish situation running counter to its interests. In this case, for an unknown reason, Russia will have to be under serious obligations and help its competitor: defend it, ensure its political interests in the disputed territory, provide it with cheap energy resources, free arms, finance its economy, host its labor migrants, etc. The world knows no examples of such absurd relations and I am sure that Moscow will not become a "trendsetter" here. No one denies Armenia's right to participate in any integration processes. But no one deprives Russia of the right to react to the changes in the situation. Naturally, under the new conditions, Armenia will be unable to remain the strategic ally of Russia and Moscow will have to considerably decline our countries' relations to the level of ordinary good-neighborly relations. In practice, this may result in denunciation of the treaty on military cooperation, abandonment of obligations to defend Armenia, withdrawal of the Russian military base, transmission from "friendly" to market terms of trade, fixing of world prices of energy resources, introduction of a visa regime and return of the Armenian labor migrants to Armenia.  I think that to maintain its political influence on the South Caucasus, Russia might consider making its relations with Azerbaijan closer and changing its stance on Nagorno-Karabakh.  "However, it is for Armenia to choose the integration process.

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Newspaper: Armenian authorities are ready to make concessions in matter of Vano Siradeghyan's return to Armenia
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:37

The rumors about ex-Interior Minister of Armenia Vano Siradeghyan's return have recently become more active in Armenia, Hraparak newspaper says.       

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US diplomats: Polarized politics in Armenia, and the likely retention in Azerbaijan of an autocrat whose legitimacy is declining, will impede compromises to reach a peace settlement of the Karabakh conflict
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:36

 Russia is pressuring its neighbors to join the Eurasian Economic Community. the article by the American diplomats "Choices for the South Caucasus", published in New York Times, says. 

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Speaker of Armenian parliament: There was no discussion about transition from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:35

Over yesterday's briefing with journalists held in the Administration of the Armavir region of Armenia, Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly, Hovik Abrahamyan, touched on the problem of the constitutional reforms. 

"There was no discussion about transition from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government. David Harutyunyan said about that for quite another purpose, I talked to him. Simply, the press interpreted his words in such a way. Anyway, nothing may be ruled out. But the issue of transition from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government was not discussed", - Abrahamyan said. "As for the constitutional reforms, if you remember, we offered Mr Raffi Hovannisian to head the commission for constitutional reforms", he added.
Asked by one of journalists which system of government is more effective in Armenia - presidential or parliamentary, Abrahamyan replied: "It should be discussed, but I think that the present system has been acting quite normal". 
Asked which option of integration is stemming from the interests of Armenia - the European or Eurasian one, the speaker replied: "First of all the interests of our country and people are very much important to us. This will become the initial stage", Radio Liberty reported.

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Raffi Hovannisian refuses president's position
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:33

 "I don't need the president's position, I only need priority of the law in Armenia, the legal community and the president, whoever he is, elected by the people", - the leader of the opposition "Heritage" party, Raffi Hovannisian, said during the meeting with Vanadzor residents, Radio Liberty reported. 

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Young people from conflict zones to meet in Batumi
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:32

 Turan -Arminfo. European Movement Azerbaijan (EM Azerbaijan) announces call for participants to the training session "Seeds of Confidence" to be conducted on September 13-14, 2013, in Batumi, Georgia. 

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Karabakh war veterans announce about setting up of militia
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:31

 Karabakh war veterans, which have been holding rallies for more than 30 days at the Liberty Square every Thursday, announce about setting up of militia, which will unite Yerevan residents and the residents of the regions around itself  and in case of necessity will prevent failure of Armenia through the regime change, Karabakh war veteran, Khachik Avetisyan, told Radio Liberty.  

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Vice-speaker of Armenian parliament highly appreciates the visit by Russian public figures to Karabakh
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:29

 Vice speaker of the Armenian parliament Edward Sharmazanov yesterday received a group of Russian journalists and public figures who had visited Artsakh: Anna Chapman, Yekaterina Panina, Sergei Karnaukhov, Irina Polmacheva, Pavel Sigal, and Chairman of Russian-Armenian Cooperation NGO Yuri Navoyan. 

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NKR Foreign Ministry: Azerbaijan has stared using a new propaganda trick
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:27

Azerbaijan, whose attempts to abort the negotiation process for the peaceful settlement of the conflict between Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) are becoming more evident, has resorted to new propaganda tricks, NKR Foreign Ministry said in a statement. 
The July 19, 2013 letter of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan to the UN Secretary General (circulated in the UN as a document A/67/952-S/2013/478 on August 13, 2013) is a vivid manifestation of such a policy of Azerbaijan.  

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Civic movement "Let's save the monument from the oligarch" demands that Police should ensure activists' security in case of possible provocations
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:14

The civic movement "Let's save the monument from the oligarch" demands that the Police of Armenia should ensure the security of the activists who are going to stop the illegal construction in the area of the Indoor Market in Yerevan on August 31. 

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Police detain several participants in protest action near Indoor Market in Yerevan
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:10

The police have detained several participants in the protest action near the Indoor Market in Yerevan. ArmInfo's correspondent reports from the scene that the action is still going on, the police have managed to separate the activists and the crowd of the so-called "local residents". To note, those who introduce themselves as "local residents" support the construction of the supermarket in the area of the Indoor Market.

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Situation in front of Indoor Market of Yerevan is tense
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:10

A few dozen protesters have started their action in front of the Indoor Market of Yerevan. The protesters are discontent with the fact that despite the Armenian Culture Ministry's numerous statements about the illegality of the construction, the Indoor Market will shortly open as an ordinary supermarket.     

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Armenia's deputy defence minister: Armenia transferred an Azerbaijani war prisoner to the third country
 Friday, August 30 2013 16:42

On the 30th August of 2013 the 1st Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia Davit Tonoyan met with the Head of ICRC Delegation to Armenia Lorenzo CaraffI. Mr. Tonoyan informed his interlocutor that faithful to international commitments of RA and exhibiting devotion to Human Rights and human values, as well as taking into account unambiguous position of a former Azerbaijani citizen was transferred by a relevant international organization to the 3rd country which has granted him with refugee status.  Armenian 1st Deputy Minister of Defence asked ICRC to inform the parents and kinsmen of current refugee that he has been successfully transferred to safe, secure, prosperous and democratic state, where nothing threatens his life.       

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Credit portfolio of Areximbank-Gasprombank Group up 5,5% for the first half of 2013
 Friday, August 30 2013 16:38

Credit portfolio of Areximbank-Gasprombank Group up 5,5% (or more than 5 billion drams) for the first half of 2013 - up to 97.4 billion drams. As press-service of the bank reported, the share of the credit portfolio was 76,6% in the structure of assets. 

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Action for the support of ARMENIA Today Coordinator Argishti Kiviryan held near building of Armenian Prosecutor General's Office
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:32

 An action for the support of ARMENIA Today Coordinator Argishti Kiviryan was held near the building of Armenian Prosecutor General's Office on Friday. Argishti Kiviryan was summoned to the Special Investigation Service for questioning on Aug 30. The demonstrators were holing posters saying "Argishti, we support you!", "Armenia needs no prisoners", "Keep your hands off Argishti Kiviryan", as well as the photos of Kiviryan severely beaten by the police.       

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Activists prepare to storm Indoor Market
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:30

The civil movement "Let's save the monument from the oligarch" is going to intensify the fight for maintenance of the Indoor Market. 

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Argishti Kiviryan refuses to give testimony and challenges the investigator
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:29

During the Aug 30 questioning at the Special Investigation Service of Armenia, ARMENIA Today Coordinator, civil activist Argishti Kiviryan refused to give any testimony and challenged the investigator. He pointed out that the Investigation Service did not let his lawyers be present at the question.  

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New academic year to start with parade against hiking of tuition fee
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:28

 The new academic year will start with a parade against hiking of tuition fee, initiated by the Student's Union of ARFD "Nikol Agbalyan". 
As chairman of the union Gerasim Vardanyan told journalists today, the parade will start from Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction. Agrarian University, Medical University, Economic University and Yerevan State University will join the parade the final point of which is the government building, where students are going to pass a letter with a demand to annul the decision to hike tuition fee. 
To recall, starting the new academic year the tuition fee in Armenia's universities grew by 80-200 thsd drams. 

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Civil movements in Armenia gradually oust parties from real politics
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:27

The civil movements in Armenia are gradually ousting the political parties from the real political processes, Tigran Khzmalyan, film director, member of the Preparliament initiative, said at today's press conference.  

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