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Kazakh, Belarusian Parliaments to Vote on Armenia’s Entry to EEU

Kazakh, Belarusian Parliaments to Vote on Armenia’s Entry to EEU

Kazakhstan’s lawmakers will vote to ratify the treaty on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union after a meeting in Moscow on Dec. 23, says a Russian government report from a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

December 15th, 2014

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Falling Dram Triggers Price Hikes

Falling Dram Triggers Price Hikes

The Armenian dram’s devaluation has driven commodity prices in Armenia to rise by 15 to 20 percent, Chairwoman of the Armenian National Academy of Consumers Melita Hakobian said Monday at a news conference. She said that prices are set to continue increasing.

December 15th, 2014

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Iran-Armenia Joint Economic Commission Meets in Tehran

Iran-Armenia Joint Economic Commission Meets in Tehran

The 12th session of an Iran-Armenia joint economic commission was held in Tehran on Monday with a number of the two countries’ ministers and their deputies in attendance, Iran’s Tansim News Agency reported.

December 15th, 2014

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Armenia Named World’s 3rd Most Militarized Nation

Armenia Named World’s 3rd Most Militarized Nation

Armenia has become the third most militarized country in the world after Israel and Singapore, according to an annual survey conducted by a German think-tank promoting peace.

December 12th, 2014

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US-Armenia Relations Unchanged Despite EEU Membership, Says State Dept.

US-Armenia Relations Unchanged Despite EEU Membership, Says State Dept.

Washington’s collaboration with Yerevan will continue after Armenia officially becomes a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the US State Department’s Spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said.

December 12th, 2014

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Latvian, Armenian Foreign Ministers Discuss EU Partnership, Karabakh

Latvian, Armenian Foreign Ministers Discuss EU Partnership, Karabakh

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, in Armenia for a working visit, met with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Yerevan on Friday. The Foreign Ministers of the two countries discussed cooperation within the framework of the EU Eastern Partnership Program.

December 12th, 2014

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Three Firms Exploring for Oil in Armenia

Three Firms Exploring for Oil in Armenia

Three companies are exploring for oil in the territory of Armenia, Vardan Vardanian, the head of an energy and natural resources ministry department overseeing natural resource extraction, said Friday.

December 12th, 2014

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Armenian, Georgian Politicians Reaffirm Friendly Ties

Armenian, Georgian Politicians Reaffirm Friendly Ties

A governmental delegation led by Armenia’s Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian met with Georgian officials on Thursday while on an official visit to Tbilisi at the invitation of Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. Prime Ministers Abrahamian and Garibashvili met with media representatives after their meeting and issued a joint statement summing up their meeting.

December 11th, 2014

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Armenia Lifts Visa Requirement for U.S. Citizens

Armenia Lifts Visa Requirement for U.S. Citizens

Citizens of the United States will no longer need visas to visit Armenia starting next month, the Armenian government said on Thursday.

December 11th, 2014

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Armenia, Italy Sign Plan for Military Cooperation

Armenia, Italy Sign Plan for Military Cooperation

On Wednesday and Thursday, talks were held in Yerevan on further military cooperation between Italy and Armenia.

December 11th, 2014

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Court to Rule on Turkish Dealer’s Collection of Looted Artifacts

Court to Rule on Turkish Dealer’s Collection of Looted Artifacts

A German court is set to issue a final decision on the fate of 85 artifacts stolen from Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus, including fragments of painted church walls, an Armenian gospel manuscript, and some 40 prehistoric antiques, the Cyprus Mail reports.

December 11th, 2014

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Two Chinese Citizens Charged with Human Trafficking in Armenia

Two Chinese Citizens Charged with Human Trafficking in Armenia

The Armenian government has opened a criminal case against two Chinese citizens charged with involvement in human trafficking in Armenia.

December 11th, 2014

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Teach for Armenia Announces Inaugural ‘Summer Institute’

Teach for Armenia Announces Inaugural ‘Summer Institute’

Teach For Armenia recruits and trains young professionals with a record of achievement to expand educational opportunities for all children by teaching for two years in schools.

December 11th, 2014

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Archeologists Uncover Details of Ancient Metsamor’s Sacking

Archeologists Uncover Details of Ancient Metsamor’s Sacking

Archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw discovered evidence of destruction and capture of the ancient city of Metsamor, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the vicinity of Yerevan.

December 10th, 2014

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