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Activists Protest Against Gold Mine in Jermuk

Activists Protest Against Gold Mine in Jermuk

Today, a report presentation about the Amulsar gold mine was held at the Hyatt Place Hotel, while about 30 environmental activists protested the mine’s exploitative measures in front of the hotel entrance.

October 30th, 2014

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Ministry of Diaspora, Gulbenkian Foundation Plan Western Armenian Language Education

Ministry of Diaspora, Gulbenkian Foundation Plan Western Armenian Language Education

On Oct. 28, Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan and Director of the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Razmig Panossian signed an Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Diaspora and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation during a ceremony held at the ministry in Yerevan.

October 30th, 2014

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Former Deputy Prime Minister to Head IDeA

Former Deputy Prime Minister to Head IDeA

Former vice-premier and minister of territorial administration of Armenia Armen Gevorgyan is appointed as head of Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) founded by philanthropist and businessman Ruben Vardanyan and his wife Veronika Zonabend, the press office of the foundation reported.

October 30th, 2014

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Financial Restructuring ‘Required’ for Air Armenia

Financial Restructuring ‘Required’ for Air Armenia

The management of Air Armenia made a decision about financial restructuring and changing the flight schedule before Dec. 20, the company’s press office reported.

October 30th, 2014

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Mamikon Gharibyan of Armenia Named Europe’s Under-10 Chess Champion

Mamikon Gharibyan of Armenia Named Europe’s Under-10 Chess Champion

10-year-old Armenian chess player Mamikon Gharibyan became the 2014 European Under-10 Champion in the continental championship held in Batumi, Georgia, the Chess Federation of Armenia reports.

October 30th, 2014

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Russian Politician Says Artsakh Can’t Join EEU

Russian Politician Says Artsakh Can’t Join EEU

The Russian Co-Chairman of the Armenian-Russian Interparliamentary Commission, Nikolay Ryzhkov, said he isn’t inclined to draw any parallels between Artsakh and Crimea in terms of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

October 30th, 2014

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Yerevan, Amman Become Sister Cities

Yerevan, Amman Become Sister Cities

A delegation headed by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian was welcomed Wednesday at the National Council of Jordan. The Armenian delegation was received by Senate Speaker Abdel Raouf al-Rawabdeh.

October 29th, 2014

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German Ambassador Hopes for Turkish Apology in 2015

German Ambassador Hopes for Turkish Apology in 2015

The Ambassadors of the UK and Germany to Armenia, Catherine Leach and Reiner Morell, met with reporters today to share their plans for marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

October 29th, 2014

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Poll Says Armenians Blame Central Gov’t for Economic Malaise

Poll Says Armenians Blame Central Gov’t for Economic Malaise

A public opinion poll conducted by Sociometer polling center in March and April this year revealed that the majority of Armenian citizens blame negative socio-economic conditions on the country’s central authorities.

October 29th, 2014

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No Customs Border Planned for Artsakh

No Customs Border Planned for Artsakh

Russia does not plan on imposing a customs checkpoint between Karabakh and Armenia now that Armenia has joined the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Head of the Russian Federal Customs Service Andrey Belyaninov told a press conference today, Regnum reports.

October 28th, 2014

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Yerevan Fashion Week Kicks Off

Yerevan Fashion Week Kicks Off

The Yerevan Fashion Week, held at the newly opened Meridian Expo Center, is set to become a regular event, presenting world fashion trends to the public in spring and autumn of every year.

October 28th, 2014

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Winners of Armenian Video Game Competition Announced

Winners of Armenian Video Game Competition Announced

The fourth Armenian Open Championship of Computer and Mobile Games came to its end on the 26th of October. The event, dubbed “Open Play 2014,” is an exhibition and competition even where video game developers from around Armenia showcase their creations.

October 28th, 2014

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‘All of Mankind Remembers the Armenian Genocide,’ Says Senior Vatican Official

‘All of Mankind Remembers the Armenian Genocide,’ Says Senior Vatican Official

The President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, believes that Armenian khatchkars (cross stones), found all around the world, are representatives of Armenian history.

October 28th, 2014

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63,000 Farms Offered Preferential Agricultural Loans

63,000 Farms Offered Preferential Agricultural Loans

A total of 60 billion drams (approx. $146.7 mil.) was provided to about 63,000 small farms in Armenia as preferential agricultural loans over the last three years, Central Bank of Armenia Chairman Arthur Javadyan told a parliamentary hearing Tuesday on next year’s budget.

October 28th, 2014

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