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    Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan brings Armenia with him – New York Times
    May24

    Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan brings Armenia with him – New York Times

    Mkhitaryan ranks as the finest player his country has produced, and should United beat Ajax on Wednesday, he will be the first Armenian to win a major European trophy, the New York Times writes. In his eyes, that is more than a piece of trivia. There is a particular burden on high-profile athletes from low-profile countries; voluntarily or not,...

    USA to reduce financial aid to Armenia by 67% 
    May24

    USA to reduce financial aid to Armenia by 67% 

    ArmInfo. The administration of the US President Donald Trump released its budget recommendations for the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) before the Congress. As the press service of the Armenian Assembly of America told ArmInfo, the proposed budget for FY18, called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” recommended a 29 percent cut...

    Trump Administration recommends 67 percent cut in aid to Armenia
    May24

    Trump Administration recommends 67 percent cut in aid to Armenia

    The Administration released its budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) to Congress today with substantial budget cuts, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) reports. The proposed budget for FY18, called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” recommended a 29 percent cut overall and a 60 percent reduction in assistance to...

    Azerbaijani music sounds in Lviv
    May24

    Azerbaijani music sounds in Lviv

    The 36th “Virtuosos” International Festival opened at the Lviv Philharmonic, Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Trump’s budget proposes converting Pakistan’s military grant to loan
    May24

    Trump’s budget proposes converting Pakistan’s military grant to loan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s budget proposal would convert some of the United States’ foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29 percent, the White House said on Monday.The cuts to programs under the State Department are...

    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules
    May24

    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules

    KIEV: Ukraine´s parliament on Tuesday backed tough limits on the amount of Russian allowed to be aired on television in a step that is likely to raise the Kremlin´s ire. A bill requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in the Ukrainian language passed parliament by an overwhelming 269-15 margin. The bill...

    Trump administration expected to reduce military aid to Pakistan
    May23

    Trump administration expected to reduce military aid to Pakistan

    US President Donald Trump – Reuters file photo WASHINGTON: The Trump administration’s budget proposal would convert some of the United States’ foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programmes abroad by more than 29 per cent, the White House said on Monday.Mick Mulvaney,...

    Volunteerism creating a stronger people power in Kazakhstan
    May23

    Volunteerism creating a stronger people power in Kazakhstan

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. What is the richness of a nation? – Its people. It couldn’t be truer for Kazakhstan where this saying resonates loud and clear. People the world over volunteer to give back to society. The one billion and counting volunteers work to commit their time and...

    Trump presses NATO on spending, terror
    May23

    Trump presses NATO on spending, terror

    BRUSSELS: US President Donald Trump will press his Nato allies on Thursday to increase defence spending and take a more active role in the fight against Islamist terror. Here are the expected main talking points during the brief summit at Nato’s new, futuristic headquarters on the outskirts of Brussels. Allies must do more Washington and...

    Vietnam: Human rights blogger among five finalists for human rights award
    May23

    Vietnam: Human rights blogger among five finalists for human rights award

    VIETNAMESE blogger Pham Thanh Nghien has been named one of five finalists for the 2017 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, an award recognising activists who risk their lives to benefit their communities. Nghien was imprisoned in 2010 for four years as a result of her work publicising violations against and defending...

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