March of Peace, Unity and Solidarity in Yerevan
 Sunday, August 31 2014 06:14

A March of Peace, Unity and Solidarity will be held in Yerevan on 2 September at the initiative of Yeritasardutyun NGO (Youth NGO), Head of the Organization Gevorg Mkrtchyan told reporters, on 30 August.

He said the March will start from the Liberty Square at 6:30pm and head towards St. Sargis Church where a liturgy will be served in memory of the Armenian soldiers that sacrificed their lives on the Line of Contact with the Azerbaijani troops. 
"The March will once again demonstrate that the Armenian people can struggle against internal and external challenges by combined efforts," he said. He said the event will promote the public- army relations, condemn crimes against humanity, particularly the massacre of Yazidis and other Christian minorities in Iraq. 

He said the event is organized with the support of the Defense Ministry of Armenia and the Armenian Apostolic Church. The March will involve also representatives of the public and government sectors, peacekeepers and the music orchestra of the Defense Ministry, and the youth religious organizations. Archbishop Navasard Kochoyan of the Ararat Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church will serve the liturgy in memory of the Armenian martyrs.  Mkrtchyan urges everyone to join the March to demonstrate the external and internal enemies that the Armenian people unite irrespective of their political views, gender and age, when the security of Armenia and Artsakh is endangered.

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U.S. Embassy in Baku offers excuses: California Senate's decision does not represent national foreign policy
 Saturday, August 30 2014 11:35

The United States Embassy in Baku issued a statement regarding the California State Senate's Assembly Joint Resolution 32, which recognized the independence of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. The US Embassy statement reads:

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Eduard Sharmazanov: Robert Kocharyan said nothing new
 Saturday, August 30 2014 11:32

There were no new highlights in Robert Kocharyan's last interview, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, Spokesperson of the ruling Republican Party Eduard Sharmazanov told reporters when commenting on the second president's latest interview to the Noyan Tapan newspaper. 

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A Radisson Hotel may open in Armenia
 Friday, August 29 2014 16:05

A Radisson Hotel may open in Armenia. The possible opening was discussed in Yerevan during a meeting of Hovik Abrahamyan, Armenian Prime Minister, and Arild Hovland, Senior Vice President of The Rezidor Hotel Group. 

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Armenia institutes a criminal case suggesting international terrorism over Azerbaijan's fire attacks on Armenian borderline villages
 Friday, August 29 2014 15:56

 Armenia has instituted a criminal case suggesting international terrorism over Azerbaijani Armed Forces' fire attacks on the Armenian borderline villages, reports Sona Truzyan, Spokesperson for the Armenian Investigation Committee.  

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VTB Bank (Armenia) presents gifts to children of Full Life NGO's Inclusive Summer Camp
 Friday, August 29 2014 15:55

 On 28 August 2014, the summer camp season closing took place at the Full Life NGO's Inclusive Summer Camp (Elen Recreation Center in Stepanavan, Armenia) renovated with the support of VTB Bank (Armenia). The actors of the Yerevan Theatre for Young Audiences visited the children and gave the performance "The Musicians of Bremen".  

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Azerbaijan transfers Hakob Injighulyan to a third country
 Friday, August 29 2014 15:54

 Azerbaijan has transferred Armenian military serviceman Hakob Injighulyan to a third country. This information has been confirmed by the Yerevan Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross.    

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Armenian analyst considers Edward Nalbandian's participation in Turkish president's swearing-in ceremony to be a diplomatic mistake
 Friday, August 29 2014 15:53

 The impression is that Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian visited Turkey for the sake of appearance, Armenian publicist Sargis Hatspanyan said at today's press conference in Yerevan. He considers Edward Nalbandian's participation in Turkish president's swearing-in ceremony to be a diplomatic mistake.  

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Union of Banks of Armenia hosts discussions on development problems of Armenia's financial and banking sector
 Friday, August 29 2014 13:32

 On August 28, the Union of Banks of Armenia (UBA) hosted a meeting of the heads of Armenian banks and Armenian Offices of international organizations, namely, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Finance Corporation.   

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Volunteers from the Diaspora visit VivaCell-MTS headquarters
 Friday, August 29 2014 13:30

 On August 28 VivaCell-MTS hosted a group of young Diaspora Armenian volunteers from different countries aged between 20 and 32 years, who serve as volunteers for an average of 4 months each, and are ready to apply their professional skills in the regions of our country, the press service of the company has told ArmInfo. VivaCell- MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian presented the volunteers with key aspects of VivaCell- MTS' operation, the key values guiding the Company, as well as its strategy in the sphere of corporate responsibility.

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Robert Kocharyan is not optimistic about prospects of final settlement of Karabakh conflict
 Friday, August 29 2014 12:59

 The second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, is not optimistic about the prospects of final settlement of the Karabakh conflict. 

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Edward Nalbandian invites Erdogan to visit Armenia on 24 April 2015
 Friday, August 29 2014 12:59

 Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian attended Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's swearing-in ceremony on 28 August. High-ranking delegations from several dozens of countries attended the ceremony.

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Robert Kocharyan: The regime able to forget personal interests is doomed to success
 Friday, August 29 2014 12:58

 It is not clear so far how much Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union will affect the country's regional economy [commodity turnover with Iran and Georgia], Robert Kocharyan, the second president of Armenia, says in an interview with Noyan Tapan.  

Assessing the current economic situation in the country, Robert Kocharyan said that there are neither internal nor external reasons for optimistic assessment so far. "In addition, new global threats have emerged, and their effects are yet to be assessed. How will the West's sanctions against Russia affect the global economy, Russia's economy? Will they increase sanctions? It is not clear so far how much Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union will affect the country's regional economy [commodity turnover with Iran and Georgia]. And finally, is the single customs area technologically possible amid the West's sanctions against Russia. There are either no answers to these questions, or there are just suppositions. This means that we have entered a phase of negative anticipations," the politician said.

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Beeline cuts down tariffs for fixed-line telephony services
 Friday, August 29 2014 12:57

 Beeline telecommunication operator of Armenia has announced price-cutting for the fixed-line communication subscribers starting 1 September 2014. The new tariffs will automatically apply to all the subscribers of Beeline fixed-line network in Armenia. According to the company's press-service, all the outgoing calls to the Beeline fixed-line network will cost 5 AMD per minute (inclusive of VAT) after the expiry of the package of free minutes. 

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Expert: California Senate-adopted Resolution - AJR 32 is a response to Baku's blackmailing policy
 Friday, August 29 2014 12:56

The California Senate-adopted Resolution - AJR 32 encouraging Artsakh's (Nagorno Karabakh) continuing efforts to develop as a free and independent nation is the result of the tension along the Line of Contact between Karabakh and Azeri troops, Stepan Safaryan, Head of the Armenian Institute for International and Security Affairs, said at today's press conference in Yerevan. 

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Robert Kocharyan: It would be wrong thinking that Armenia's economy may gain from sanctions against Russia
 Friday, August 29 2014 12:54

 Armenian exporters of agricultural products can significantly increase exports to Russia, but they need to provide products of competitive quality and price, if they seek to build their business in the Russian market for long. The statement came from the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan in an interview with Noyan Tapan.  

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Armenian Deputy Minister of Finance: The stadium will not pay off all debts of Armavia
 Thursday, August 28 2014 17:21

 Placing the Mika Stadium on auction will not pay off all the debts of Armavia air carrier, Pavel Safaryan, Deputy Finance Minister of Armenia, told journalists on Thursday. 

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Armenian Cause and Cyprus among key items on Ahmet Davutoglu's agenda
 Thursday, August 28 2014 17:20

 The Armenian Cause and Cyprus are among the key items on the agenda of the ruling Justice and Development Party currently led by Ahmet Davutoglu.    

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ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank issues student loans within 15 minutes
 Thursday, August 28 2014 17:20

 ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank has issued over 31 thousand student loans over the past ten years. The press service of the Bank has told ArmInfo that the lending procedure for students is considerably facilitated now - the loan is provided within 15 minutes only. 

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SCR CJSC to attend sitting of Traffic Safety Committee of Council for Rail Transport in Minsk on Sept 2-3
 Thursday, August 28 2014 17:19

On September 2-3, Minsk will host the 4th sitting of the Traffic Safety Committee of the Council for Rail Transport. The South Caucasus Railway CJSC will be represented by Vladimir Khachatryan, Deputy Supervisor for Rail Traffic Safety.    

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