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NATO Impressed By Armenian Scientists? Research

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenian scientists’ research programs presented at NATO’s scientific-technical forum "Science for Peace" in Portugal were generally praised for their innovative approaches–president of Armenia’s National Academy of Sciences Fadey Sargssian said. Despite all the difficulties of the transition period–Armenia’s scientists managed to introduce ten programs at the forum which attracted great interest on the

Turkmens Threaten to Control Caspian Oil Fields

ASHGABAT (Reuter)–Turkmen’stan threatened Monday to take tougher measures to control areas of the Caspian Sea it claims as its territorial waters but where Azerbaijan and foreign oil firms are already preparing to pump oil ashore. "Recent negative developmen’s could force Ashgabat to move toward strengthening frontier controls around all the aforementioned fields," a senior official

Ex Hostage Awards Jailed Turkish Editor

SARAY–Turkey (Reuter)–An American journalist formerly held hostage in Lebanon presented a Turkish newspaper editor with a press award Wednesday in a jail where he is serving a 15-year sentence for his paper’s stance on the Kurdish issue. "We would like to present this award to you for your fight for press freedom in Turkey and

Arzoumanian Ghoukassian Discuss Peace Process

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenian Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian met with his Karabakh counterpart Arkady Ghoukassian Tuesday to discuss the current stage of the Karabakh peace process–as well as problems related to the forthcoming OSCE Minsk group Co-Chairmen’s tour to the region–Armenia’s Foreign Ministry reported.

Nuclear Plant to Stop Operations

YEREVAN (Azg)–The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant will stop for two months for reloading of nuclear fuel and planned reconstruction operations–starting Monday. According to the head of State Nuclear Control Department Ashot Martirosian–nuclear fuel will be supplied by Russia in August. He also stressed that security of the plant is satisfactory and meets the international requiremen’s.

Ecevit Threatens to Annex Northern Cyprus

ANKARA (Reuter) – Turkey’s deputy prime minister said on Tuesday that if the European Union went ahead with planned membership talks with Cyprus–Turkey would have no choice but to unite with the northern half of the island. "If the EU doesn’t change its attitude–Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus cannot avoid integration,” Anatolian

US Gold Venture Shares in Armenia Sold to Canada

YEREVAN (Azg)–Global Gold company of the US sold its share in the Global Gold Armenia joint venture to the Canadian First Dynasty Mines. According to US Ambassador Peter Tomsen–this Canadian company will continue operations on implementation of corresponding activities in Armenia. The American side was going to implement a new technology of gold processing from

Armenian Population Grown Five Times Since 1920

YEREVAN (Hayots Ashkhar)–Representative of the Armenian Ministry of Health Care Karine Saribekian made a report–dedicated to the demographic situation in Armenia at the UNDP seminar dedicated to the World Population. According to the report–750 thousand individuals lived in Armenia in 1920 (low numbers resulted from the attempted annihilation of Armenia’s at the hands of Turks)–today

US Ministry of Agriculture to Promote Import of Armenian Wines

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The US Ministry of Agriculture will promote the import of Armenian wines "Noravank"–"Getap" and "Areni." The "Areni" will be imported into Ohio starting September–reported the USDA advisor on marketing Willy Brown. These wines were selected at a wine-tasting initiated by the US Ministry of Agriculture. Seven wines produced at the most well-known wineries

More Groups Voice Support for Stepanakert Statement

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Karabakh committee "Helsinki Initiative 92" officially announced Monday its intention to join the "Stepanakert statement" which calls for unification of all national forces in support of Karabakh–said Karabakh parliament member Karen Ohanjanian–and coordinator of "Helsinki Initiative-92". "When the entire Armenian nation encounters the problem of not only self-determination–but also survival–the indifference toward