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Over 40 Percent of Armenians Below Poverty Line

Over 40 Percent of Armenians Below Poverty Line

An estimated 42 percent of people in Armenia are living below the poverty line, according to a study conducted in 2013 by the Sociometer research center.

October 17th, 2014

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Armenia Hosts World Conference on ‘Chess in Schools’

Armenia Hosts World Conference on ‘Chess in Schools’

An international conference on “Chess in Schools” is underway in Yerevan taking place from Oct. 16 to 18. The event has brought together 180 representatives from 30 countries.

October 17th, 2014

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Defense Ministry, Polish Firm Launch Joint Venture in Manufacturing

Defense Ministry, Polish Firm Launch Joint Venture in Manufacturing

In a further boost to Polish-Armenian military cooperation, the Armenian Defense Ministry and a Polish defense company inaugurated on Thursday a joint venture in Armenia manufacturing protective equipment for armed forces.

October 16th, 2014

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Azeris Shoot at Minsk Group Co-Chairs at Border

Azeris Shoot at Minsk Group Co-Chairs at Border

The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs conducted a monitoring mission on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, during which they registered shots from the Azeri side.

October 16th, 2014

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EU-Artsakh Parliamentary Group Established

EU-Artsakh Parliamentary Group Established

The establishment of a European Union-Artsakh Parliamentary Friendship Group was announced Wednesday with the assistance of the European Friends of Armenia (EFA). The group — similar to existing country-level groups such as the Lithuania-Arstakh Parliamentary Group and a similar French counterpart – aims to support the growth of civil society and democratic governance in Artsakh, as well as the growth of European values.

October 16th, 2014

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Constitutional Commission Endorses Switch to Parliamentary System

Constitutional Commission Endorses Switch to Parliamentary System

An ad hoc commission on constitutional reform set up by President Serzh Sarkisian has officially advocated Armenia’s transformation into a parliamentary republic with a powerful prime minister and largely ceremonial head of state.

October 15th, 2014

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U.S. Ambassador Hopes Armenia Will Continue Working with the West

U.S. Ambassador Hopes Armenia Will Continue Working with the West

US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern, speaking to Armenia’s Zhamanak news agency, said he hopes that after Armenia joins the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) it will display the political will to continue its cooperation with the west.

October 15th, 2014

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Russian Troops Hold Large-Scale Drills in Armenia

Russian Troops Hold Large-Scale Drills in Armenia

Around 3,000 Russian troops stationed in Armenia have begun weeklong military exercises involving hundreds of tanks and artillery systems as well as warplanes.

October 14th, 2014

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IMF ‘Ready’ to Continue Work with Armenia

IMF ‘Ready’ to Continue Work with Armenia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is ready to continue cooperation with Armenia and to help it enforce more structural reforms, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said during a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian in Washington, the Armenian government press service said Tuesday.

October 14th, 2014

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International School Officially Opens in Dilijan

International School Officially Opens in Dilijan

The United World Colleges’ (UWC) first ever international school in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, UWC Dilijan, held its official opening in Armenia’s north-eastern resort town on Saturday.

October 14th, 2014

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Visiting EU Lawmaker Backs Artsakh’s Right to Self-Determination

Visiting EU Lawmaker Backs Artsakh’s Right to Self-Determination

“We must do our best to have the right of Artsakh’s people to self-determination recognized,” Member of the European Parliament and Head of the EU-Armenia Friendship Group Dr. Eleni Theocharous declared in Stepanakert on Tuesday.

October 14th, 2014

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Artsakh, Belgian Universities Vow Educational Cooperation

Artsakh, Belgian Universities Vow Educational Cooperation

On Oct. 13, Artsakh State University and Belgium’s Catholic University of Leuven signed a “declaration of cooperation” in Stepanakert.

October 14th, 2014

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Over 10,000 Attend Opposition Rally in Yerevan

Over 10,000 Attend Opposition Rally in Yerevan

More than 10,000 people flocked to Liberty Square Friday to attend a widely publicized anti-government rally organized by three opposition political parties represented in the country’s National Assembly.

October 10th, 2014

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Armenia Joins Eurasian Union

Armenia Joins Eurasian Union

After months of delay, Armenia formally joined the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on Friday, drawing praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

October 10th, 2014

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