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Armenia’s Tycoons Cut Donations to Armenia Fund Charity

Armenia’s leading oligarchs have all but stopped funding a pan-Armenian charity that has been implementing large-scale infrastructure projects in Nagorno-Karabakh, it emerged on Wednesday.

Turkey Benefited More from ‘Soccer Diplomacy,’ Says Oskanian

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Turkey benefited more from last month’s visit of its president to Armenia, said Armenia’s former foreign minister Vartan Oskanian Wednesday following the opening of his new think tank, the Civilitas Foundation. “Turkey gained more than Armenia from Gul’s visit to Yerevan. Actually, it positioned itself as a regional power, capable of resolving conflicts

Armenia’s Top IT Students Receive Presidential Awards

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, today announced that 29 of Armenia’s brightest IT students were awarded Presidential Awards during Synopsys Week. Established in 2005 with the approval of Armenia’s previous president, Robert Kocharian, Synopsys entered into an agreement with the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund to establish

Traffic Easing Highway Opened in Yerevan

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–A new highway set to significantly ease traffic congestion in downtown Yerevan was opened on Monday after three years of construction The Saralanj road, a project financed by the Lincy Foundation, connects Heratsi Street near the Medical School in downtown Yerevan to Vagharshian Street. The new highway connects to the Yeghvard highway over the

Sarkisian Signals Support for Turkish Genocide Proposal

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Signaling a possible policy shift, President Serzh Sarkisian confirmed Thursday that he is ready to accept, in principle Turkey’s proposal to form a commission of Armenian and Turkish historians that would examine the 1915-1923 Genocide of Armenia’s by Ottoman Turks. But he made clear through a spokesman that such a commission should be

Armenia Slides in Global Corruption Rankings

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The situation with government corruption in Armenia has continued to slowly but steadily deteriorate in the past year, according to the latest global survey released by a respected anti-graft watchdog on Tuesday. Every year the Berlin-based Transparency International (TI) rates countries of the world on a 10-point scale, with zero indicating an extremely high