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Armenia - A schoolboy walks past a currency exchange sign in Yerevan, 17Dec2014.

Armenian Currency Rebounds Strongly

The Armenian dram strengthened against the U.S. dollar by 16 percent on Thursday after weeks of depreciation that accelerated dramatically earlier this week amid turmoil in Russia’s currency market.

Armenia - Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian talks to the press at a Yerevan supermarket, 18Dec2014.

PM Vows Action Against ‘Baseless’ Price Hikes

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian on Thursday ordered Armenia’s anti-monopoly regulators to crack down on businesses that he said have disproportionately raised the prices of key goods to cash in on sharp exchange rate fluctuations.

Armenia - Minibus drivers on strike in protest against a gas price increase, Yerevan, 18Dec2014.

Public Transport Strike Widens In Yerevan

Dozens more minibus drivers in Yerevan refused to work Thursday on the second day of a strike action organized by their colleagues in protest against a sharp rise in the price of liquefied gas used by their vehicles.

Armenia - The head of the EU Delegation in Yerevan, Traian Hristea (L), announces fresh EU asssistance to Armenia, 18Dec2014.

EU Unveils Fresh Aid To Armenia

The European Union allocated on Thursday about 10 million euros ($12.4 million) in fresh assistance to Armenia’s central and local governments as well as civic organizations.

Press Review

“Aravot” reports that Levon Yeranosian, a deputy chief of the Armenian police and the commander of the country’s interior troops, is continuing to threaten with violence anyone who will dare to make offensive comments about President Serzh Sarkisian.


‘Panic In Russia’ Blamed For Armenian Currency Crisis

The Armenian authorities on Wednesday described as artificial and temporary the continuing weakening of the national currency, the dram, and insisted that it will not undermine the country’s financial system.

Government Signals Another Electricity Price Rise

A senior Armenian government official indicated on Wednesday that the continuing significant weakening of the dram will likely push up the electricity prices in Armenia.

EU Concerned Over Armenian Attacks

The European Union expressed concern on Tuesday at a series of violent attacks on Armenian opposition politicians and activists, saying that failure to punish their perpetrators could deepen “a sense of impunity” in Armenia.

Opposition Demands Senior Policeman’s Sacking

Four Armenian opposition parties demanded the sacking of a senior police official on Tuesday as they continued to boycott parliament sessions in protest against last week’s attacks on well-known government critics.


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Վիդեո Armenian Pilots Killed In Karabakh Laid To Rest At Yerevan Pantheon

The body of one Armenian pilot and the remains of two others killed on board a military helicopter brought down by Azerbaijan forces near the Line of Contact in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 12 were laid to rest at Yerevan’s Yerablur Military Cemetery with full military honors on Tuesday afternoon.


Վիդեո What NATO’s For

RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian talked to RFE/RL Senior Editor Brian Whitmore on the rediscovered role of NATO in the wake of the Alliance’s summit in Newport, Wales, UK.


Վիդեո Политика НАТО

Ведущий воскресной аналитической программы Азатутюн ТВ Грайр Тамразян беседует о нынешней политике НАТО с редактором Русской службы Радио Свобода Андреем Шарым и американским блогером Брайаном Уитмором.

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Azeri-Israeli Propagandist Throws Stones at Armenia from Glass House

The JNS.org website (Jewish and Israel news) posted a venomous, anti-Armenian article by Arye Gut with a bombastic headline: “Anti-Semitism in Armenia: A Clear and Present Danger.”
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