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Armenia - Energy Minister Armen Movsisian (R) and Gazprom Chairman Alexei Miller (L) sign a Russian-Armenian gas deal in the presence of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sarkisian, Yerevan, 2Dec2013.

‘Secret’ Gas Deals With Russia Exposed By Parliament Probe

An Armenian parliamentary inquiry has confirmed that President Serzh Sarkisian’s government secretly subsidized the price of imported Russian natural gas ahead of Armenia’s last parliamentary and presidential elections, opposition lawmakers said on Thursday.

Armenia - Zhirayr Sefilian, the leader of the Founding Parliament opposition movement, at a news conference in Yerevan, 26Mar2015.

Radical Opposition Group Schedules Nonstop Protests

A radical Armenian opposition group said on Thursday that it will launch on April 24 a campaign of nonstop street protests in Yerevan aimed at forcing President Serzh Sarkisian to step down.

Armenia - A weekly cabinet meeting in Yerevan, 26Mar2015.

Government Details Use Of Eurobond Proceeds

The Armenian government on Thursday officially confirmed the sale of its second Eurobond and said it will finance its budget deficit and other spending programs and repay some of its external debt with $487 million raised from foreign investors.

China - The governors of the central banks of China and Armenia sign a currency swap agreement in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his visiting Armenian counterpart Serzh Sarkisian, Beijing, 25Mar2015.

China, Armenia In First Currency Swap

The central banks of China and Armenia have exchanged $160 million worth of each other’s national currency in an effort to boost to growing bilateral economic relations.

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In its coverage of President Serzh Sarkisian’s state visit to China, “Haykakan Zhamanak” singles out one of a dozen Chinese-Armenian agreements signed in Beijing on Wednesday. It envisages the release of a “concessional” Chinese loan to Armenia.


China, Armenia Vow To Deepen ‘Friendly’ Ties

China’s President Xi Jinping promised more economic and military assistance to Armenia on Wednesday during talks with his visiting Armenian counterpart President Serzh Sarkisian which the two men said will give “new impetus” to growing ties between their nations.

EU Sees ‘Limited Progress’ In Armenian Reforms

Armenia has made only “limited progress” in improving its human rights record, strengthening the rule of law and democratizing its political system over the past year, the European Union said on Wednesday.

Another Armenian Party Opposes Constitutional Reform

Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian said on Wednesday that his Zharangutyun (Heritage) party will avoid any further dialogue with President Serzh Sarkisian on his controversial plans to make sweeping changes in Armenia’s constitution.

Armenia Recognizes Greek, Assyrian Genocides

Armenia formally recognized the First World War-era mass killings of Assyrians and Greeks in the Ottoman Empire as genocide with a resolution unanimously passed by its parliament on Tuesday.


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Վիդեո German politician of Turkish descent calls on Erdogan to open Turkish-Armenian border

RFE/RL’s Armenian Service has interviewed Cem Özdemir, co-chairman of the German political party Alliance '90/The Greens.

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Ten Reasons Why Pres. Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
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