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‘Brand Armenia’: Promoting Armenia’s Image in the 21st Century

‘Brand Armenia’: Promoting Armenia’s Image in the 21st Century

The Republic of Armenia, and by extension its worldwide diaspora, is at an exciting crossroad between the past and future.

July 22nd, 2014

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Artsakh Armenians Petition Against Businessman’s Arrest

Artsakh Armenians Petition Against Businessman’s Arrest

More than a thousand residents of Vank village in Nagorno-Karabakh have signed an open letter to Armenian businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan, who is currently in custody in Russia, and to Armenians worldwide, Artsakh Today reports.

July 18th, 2014

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Gyumri Tech Park to Open in September

Gyumri Tech Park to Open in September

A technology business park in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city in the northwestern province of Shirak, is set to officially open in September, Bagrat Yengibaryan, head of Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF), said in an interview with Arka news agency.

July 18th, 2014

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Armenia Set to Enter Eurasian Union in October

Armenia Set to Enter Eurasian Union in October

A treaty on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will be signed in late October, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian said on Thursday.

July 18th, 2014

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Armenia Says Attacks on Civilian Aircraft ‘Unacceptable’

Armenia Says Attacks on Civilian Aircraft ‘Unacceptable’

“We are shocked by the tragedy of the passenger plane crash that claimed the lives of 298 people,” Spokesman for the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tigran Balayan said in comments to news.am.

July 18th, 2014

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The Family That Saved a Village

The Family That Saved a Village

“I would need much more than one wish to make this village alive again.” This was how the mayor of Ditavan, Seyran Sargsyan, responded years ago when asked which issue he would want solved if he was granted one magic wish.

July 18th, 2014

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Defense Minister Vows Bolstered Security at Border

Defense Minister Vows Bolstered Security at Border

After the signing of the ceasefire agreement in 1994, Azerbaijan has been constantly escalating tension at the line of contact by opening fire in the direction of Nagorno Karabakh and undertaking infringement on its territory, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said at a government meeting today.

July 17th, 2014

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ARF, Opposition Parties to Contest Pension Law at Constitutional Court

ARF, Opposition Parties to Contest Pension Law at Constitutional Court

Members of the informal minority coalition in the Armenian parliament intend to contest the constitutionality of the amended law on funded pensions portions of which were already recognized as unconstitutional earlier this year.

July 17th, 2014

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Gazprombank’s Armenian Operations ‘Unaffected’ by Latest U.S. Sanctions

Gazprombank’s Armenian Operations ‘Unaffected’ by Latest U.S. Sanctions

The recent, tougher sanctions against Russia announced by Washington on Wednesday, targeting major banks and energy companies, will not affect the financial stability of Gazprombank, Areximbank-Gazprombank Group, Gazprombank’s Armenian subsidiary, said Thursday in a statement.

July 17th, 2014

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ONEArmenia Launches Creative Mode of Transportation in Yerevan

ONEArmenia Launches Creative Mode of Transportation in Yerevan

On June 30, ONEArmenia launched a community bus that doubles as a creative space.

July 17th, 2014

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Baku’s Role Seen in Karabakh Businessman’s Arrest

Baku’s Role Seen in Karabakh Businessman’s Arrest

The arrest, on Tuesday, of prominent Karabakh businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan in Moscow could have political motivations led by Azerbaijan, according to a statement released by General Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, commander of the Karabakh forces during the liberation of Shushi.

July 16th, 2014

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Artsakh Authorities Accuse Azeri Commandos of Teen’s Murder

Artsakh Authorities Accuse Azeri Commandos of Teen’s Murder

Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh insist they have “serious grounds” to assume that an Armenian teenager who was found dead on Tuesday, after a long search, had been killed by Azerbaijani “saboteurs,” RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) reports.

July 16th, 2014

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Body of 17-Year-Old Karvachar Youth Found

Body of 17-Year-Old Karvachar Youth Found

The remains of the a 17-year-old Karvachar resident, Smat Tsakanian, believed to have been abducted from his home by Azerbaijani commandos earlier this month was found in Nor Erkedj, reported Armlur.am.

July 15th, 2014

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Sargsyan Begins Ambassadorship in US

Sargsyan Begins Ambassadorship in US

“The United States attaches great importance to its relationship with Armenia,” said US President Barak Obama on Tuesday as he ceremonially accepted the credentials of Armenia’s new ambassador to the United States, Tigran Sargsyan, who served previously as Armenia’s prime minister.

July 15th, 2014

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