18:28 | December 11, 2013
USAID presented its 2013-2018 assistance strategy for Armenia at a public event in Yerevan on December 11. Dr. Karen Hilliard, Director of USAID/Armenia, introduced the main strategic directions of bilateral cooperation in the areas of economic growth, governance, health care and social reform.
16:28 | December 11, 2013
Armenia will have access to the EU world leading programs in the fields of culture, education, environment, and science. Armenian civil servants will be integrated into EU agencies such as aviation security, medicine and environment, and this on all levels.
16:07 | December 11, 2013
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs who has arrived to confer with U.S. ambassadors in the South Caucasus.
13:57 | December 11, 2013
After a November plane crash that killed 50 people, Russian authorities are investigating whether some pilots received fake licenses from centers certified by the federal aviation agency, reports RT. According to RT, the pilot involved in the November 17th crash that sparked the probe sent his plane into a nosedive in the Russian city of Kazan. The botched landing killed 44 passengers and six crewmembers.
12:12 | December 11, 2013
In response to a recently released special report by Armenia’s Human Rights Defender on corruption within the country’s judicial system, Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan today called on the official to offer at least one confirmed case of bribe taking by a judge in order to launch a criminal case.
17:17 | December 10, 2013
The US court in Manhattan has accused 49 Russian diplomats and their spouses of fraudulently receiving a total of US$1.5 million in health care benefits designated for the poor and disabled, reports the Wall Street Journal.
15:12 | December 10, 2013
It was more important for Putin to stop Armenia signing an Association Agreement and to send a message to Ukraine than it was to get a real economic deal with Armenia. And I believe there are many in Yerevan who are hoping that the Customs Union project will collapse and they can eventually and quietly get back on the EU path.
17:58 | December 9, 2013
Serbian police have arrested 127 people after Friday’s country-wide “Operation Thunderbolt” probe into organized crime groups involved in drug trafficking, reports the website B92.
17:07 | December 9, 2013
Samvel Karapetyan, owner of the multi-million dollar Tashir Group is said to own a large tract of land in the Serebryany Bor (Silver Pine Forest) protected natural area in the northwest of Moscow.
14:46 | December 9, 2013
In Kiev, huge numbers of people have gathered in Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) demanding change. They pay the equivalent of 13.7 AMD for electricity (it’s 37 AMD in Armenia).
13:10 | December 9, 2013
Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Karen Andreasyan released a “special report” the other day that outlines the amounts of bribes being demanded by Armenian court judges to decide in favor of a litigant.
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