After I exposed Americana’s scandalous and unwarranted behavior in a column, and complaints from the local Armenian community, Americana issued a half-hearted apology by describing the ugly incident as a “misunderstanding,” and allowed the young Armenians to sell their T-shirts.
Nakhchivan represents an “Achilles Heel” for both Armenia and Azerbaijan. And the dynamic security environment around this exclave turns the region into a potential “powder keg” where a new stage of fighting could erupt. Therefore, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group—charged with resolving Armenia and Azerbaijan’s standoff over Karabakh—should not lose sight of the two countries’ mounting tensions over the frequently overlooked Nakhchivan.
Anti-Armenian sentiment has deep roots in Azerbaijan, and the Azerbaijani side doesn’t miss any chance to deepen the hatred even more, Armenia’s Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan told a press conference on July 25.
We are beginning the process today. From the very beginning I viewed Greece as my second or third homeland, this is a very beautiful and civilized country. I would be very happy to spend the new phase of my life here.
An Iranian tourist wearing a shirt with “Armenia” written on it has caused a stir in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Minsk Group Co-Chairs have no doubt, they clearly know which side is the aggressor and escalator, and ceasefire violator, Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan said during an interview with Armenia TV, commenting on observations what the Minsk Group and/or the international community are putting the equal sign. The president doesn’t share this view.
“When you say revise, than with whom do you want, in order to revise and improve? With Turkey? Or is everyone waiting with their arms open in NATO? Or should be simply become enemies with everybody, or tell everyone – you are helping Azerbaijan: and it’s just us against the world”, he said.
Perpetrators of such condemnable provocations by Baku regime should bear responsibility – Armen Ashotyan’s open letter to European structures
The masterminds and perpetrators of such condemnable provocations by the Baku regime should bear responsibility.
Fame is usually not the goal for a true artist. You can be famous for many things today. But as an artist you would like for your art and craft to be recognized all over the world, yes! And have people use what you do to their own best ability and appreciate it as much as you do. The main obstacle I would say is timing. Everything has it’s time and place and I believe that I have a place at the top of the industry.
Almost all Armenian and pro-Armenian candidates recorded a victory in the 2nd round of French parliamentary elections.
On 8 June 2017, the National Defense Research University of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia (NDRU, MoD, RA) hosted the newly-appointed Military and Air Attaché of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the RA, Senior Colonel Zhan Fenghua.
The Stephen Hawking Medal is awarded to Neil degrasse Tyson, Jean-Michel Jarre, and the producers of the CBS Hit Show “The Big Bang Theory”
For the first time, the medal is awarded to a US scientist, heralding a new wave of science enthusiasm in the US
“I consider Armenia may be accessed visa free regime, however, not in near future. Yerevan should prove that it’s capable of modernizing the country, creating firm ground for democracy, human rights and rule of law, approach governance system structure to the EU criteria.”
The World Economic Forum published the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, reports Armenpress. Armenia is ranked 79th in the list of 138 countries. Compared to last year, Armenia improved positions by three points. Last year the country was ranked 82nd.
According to the published data, 93 countries improved their positions while 68 deteriorated. The GPI is being published in the past 11 years. This year for already 9th times Iceland is leading as the most peaceful country in the world.
Russia has been the dominant international player in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for the last ten years. It has been the only global power publicly presenting proposals to the Armenian and Azerbaijan leaderships and reacting instantly to changes in the conflict zone.
“In this sense I attach importance to the recent visit of OSCE Secretary General to Armenia. He met with the country’s highranking leadership, a number of issues were discussed which will allow to continue the cooperation in future as well,” the French Ambassador said.
The couple is expecting their first child in autumn of 2017. Williams’ pregnancy was revealed when she posted a bikini photo, showing a baby bump. Ohanian had proposed to Serena in December of 2016.
12.000 participants, including ministers from 39 countries and 870 heads of companies arrived in St. Petersburg to take part in the Forum. More than 100 events will be held on the sidelines of the Forum.
“I think it’s important to learn the real lessons from this last campaign,” she said. “The forces aren’t just interested in influencing elections and politics. They’re going after the economy and our unity as a nation,” she said.
Bipartisan leaders of the US Senate Banking Committee announced a plan on Wednesday to enhance sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine and Syria, as well as alleged internet intrusions in the U.S, according to Bloomberg.
Armenia will lift visa requirements for citizens of Qatar, with the relevant bill included in the Cabinet meeting’s June 1 agenda. The decision comes as the multilateral cooperation and ties between Armenia and Qatar are progressing yearly.
“I consider it’s difficult to do anything here. I wouldn’t overestimate the statement by OSCE MG on Azerbaijani activities, as months ago a statement was addressed to Armenia, when they called on the sides to solve the issue of returning bodies of Azerbaijanis.”
The US military successfully shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile using its own upgraded longrange interceptor missile on Tuesday in what was widely seen as a test of US ability to counter a North Korean missile launch, CNN reports.
The Council of Europe launched investigation over the corruption scandal at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) involving Azerbaijan, BBC reports.
Now, however, according to Die Welt, a drastic change of stance is expected. “We don’t want an impression to be created as if NATO is defending the domestic policy of Turkey’s government,” Die Welt quoted a diplomatic source familiar with the situation as saying.
Amid reports of US delivering arms to the Kurdish-controlled northern Syrian city of Hasakah in recent weeks, Turkish President Recep Erdogan called the US decision “a mistake” and urged US authorities to “reverse it immediately.”
Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic has resigned, TANJUG agency informs. “I resign from the post of the Head of the Executive of Serbia,” reads his resignation addressed to the parliament.
Armenia has always supported meeting with Azerbaijan on the level of both Foreign Ministers and presidents, and if the situation matures, works will be carried out to organize and it’ll be possible to launch a meeting. Armenian FM Edward Nalbandian told at the joint press conference with Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Secretary General.
The attorney said Lapshin’s mother arrived in Baku to be informed about the investigation process and the son’s health condition. Bella Lapshina met with her son and was informed that the investigation has been completed. The attorney also informed that currently they get acquainted with the investigation results.
“He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president’s international trip,” White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said in an interview on Fox News, referring to Trump’s first overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday.
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Ambassadors Igor Popov (Russia), Stéphane Visconti (France) and Richard Hoagland (USA) will visit Armenia in ten days, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at a joint press conference with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier in Yerevan on May 30.
When commenting on a question by Vojislav Seselj, leader of the Serbian radical activists, asking how long he planned to sit on two chairs playing political games with both Russia and the EU, Vucic said: “This is not about sitting on two chairs.” “Seselj has chosen a chair on one side, while I choose the one in the middle, which is the Serbian chair, and I don’t want to choose another.”
CIS heads of states’ Council session is planned to be held in Sochi in October, CIS Executive Committee Chairman Sergei Lebedev told reporters, TASS reported. “The regular session of the Council of the CIS heads of states is planned to be held in Sochi on October 11,” Lebedev said.
The party will adopt a decision on withdrawing the German troops from Incirlik based on the session result. This decision is going to be a clear message to Turkey the recent actions of which resulted in tense Turkish-German relations.
“Hrant Dink dedicated his life to resolving TurkishArmenian relations. He devoted his journalistic career to recognizing the hardships of the Armenian people and attempting to establish reconciliation between cultures. Despite enduring threats from extremists about his statements on the Armenian Genocide, Hrant Dink continued to fight to defend human rights at all costs,” Jason Falinski said.
Noriega had been a staunch proAmerican ruler and alleged CIA asset, but he was removed from power when US troops invaded Panama in 1989. He was later jailed in the US on charges involving drugs and money laundering. He had reportedly worked with famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
The number of those applying for medical assistance in its aftermath continues to rise, it said. “There are casualties as a result of the storm, more than 40 people applied for medical attention. My condolences to the relatives and loved ones of those who died,” Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin tweeted earlier.
The thunderstorm blew down hundreds of trees in its path, damaging numerous vehicles in Moscow and its surrounding neighborhoods, causing commuter train delays and bringing traffic to a standstill in the city’s center.