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MassisPost. An investigative report conducted by European watchdog Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) found that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government through Brian Ballard, President Donald Trump’s close confidant, have become one of the most powerful lobbyist in Washington. The report revealed that a lunch meeting at Washington’s Watergate Hotel the day before Trump’s …

Society

Congratulations on the 5th anniversary of Aurora Humanitarian Initiative! I hereby extend my warmest greetings and best wishes to the founding members and the staff of the initiative. Aurora is quite a young initiative, yet I am confident that it has a long and fruitful way to go ahead. Today we can state that it …

Culture

The Armenian Weekly. SANTA MONICA, Calif.—“The Attempt”—a short film written and directed by Santa Monica College (SMC) film student Daniel Despart—has been accepted into The 23rd American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase during the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. SMC is the only community college and one of six US film schools represented in the showcase; the other student films hail from the American Film Institute, USC, Chapman …

Culture

Public Radio of Armenia. London-based Russian-Armenian artist Karina Akopyan designed some of the outfits for Lady Gaga’s latest 911 music video inspired by Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov’s 1969 film The Color of Pomegranates. Karina Akopyan is a Russian born artist and illustrator. According to her website, “Akopyan’s work depicts a world of pain, euphoria, frustration, made up memories and …

Europe

EU NEIGHBOURS . Berytech, in the context of the EU-funded GIMED project, has launched the Green Applied Research and Innovations Support Program to help green entrepreneurs working on green research and innovation projects take their projects to market. The program gives innovators and researchers the chance to turn their solutions into successful green startups. Selected …

"Aravot" daily

The main subjects of sequels in the political sector tend to be well-known. The Republicans and pro-Kocharyan individuals will continue to live with the fantasy that they will return to power. Prosperous Armenia will continue to criticize the authorities, and depending on how tough that criticism is, the authorities will carry out activities of different …

Politics

Interview of Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to “Al-Akhbar’’ newspaper Question: What is your evaluation of the progress of bilateral relations between Egypt and Armenia? Answer: Armenian-Egyptian evolving bilateral relations have always been based on mutual respect and sincere friendship. You know Egypt was the first Arabic country to recognize the independence of Armenia and the first Arabic …

Healthcare

The Government continues discussing public agencies’ performance reports for 2019-2020. For the first time, annual performance reports were submitted by government-affiliated inspection authorities. Today, the Health and Labor, Education, and Market Control inspectorates reported on the work done in 2019 and during this year’s first 8 months. Arthur Asoyan, Head of the Office for Coordination …

Out of yerevan

During our one-day visit to the border villages of the Tavush region, Chinari, Nerkin Karmiraghbyur, and Aygepar, it became evident to us once again how heroic people live and create near the border. Even the fact that all the necessary protection methods were used for journalists after the events in July, and everything was done …

Legal

The PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have taken note of the amendments to the law on the Common Courts regarding the process for appointing Supreme Court judges proposed by the ruling majority. “In our previous statements, we have consistently called on the authorities to …

"Aravot" daily

In all spheres, especially education, science, culture, and sports, the main manifestation of making things worse is not being able to get along with experts and society by making arguments like, “Who are you? We are the leaders of the revolution.” To say, “You don’t have the right to say anything because this is who …

Capital

The Ukrainian biologist Igor Singer shared his experience in the field of modern technologies used in landscaping with Armenian specialists. Mr. Singer arrived in Yerevan by the invitation of the community NCO “Landscaping and Environment Protection”. During the three-day seminar the persons in charge of the sphere familiarized with green fund mapping, peculiarities of care …

Education

President Armen Sarkissian met with the leadership of the renowned French Dassault Systèmes Company. President Sarkissian discussed with the Executive Vice President Florence Verzelen, Vice President Jacques Beltran, Senior Director Xavier Fouger, and Head of Department International Cooperation and Cooperation with Armenia Marion Milosevic issues related to the implementation of special educational programs designed by …

Politics

On August 18, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh Masis Mayilian received the delegation of the Central Office of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Armenia headed by Secretary General of the MFA of Armenia Vahagn Melikyan. Masis Mayilian welcomed the members of the delegation  and highly appreciated the effective cooperation established at various …