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    Eurovision 2016: Armenia to perform in first semi-final
    Jan25

    Eurovision 2016: Armenia to perform in first semi-final

    Armenia has been drawn to compete in the first semi-final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden. The first semi-final will be held on Tuesday 10 May, ahead of the grand final on Saturday 14 May. Armenia will be one of eighteen countries in Semi Final 1 fighting for ten qualifying places in the grand final....

    Armenian Genocide 100th anniversary cross-stone unveiled in Ukraine
    Jan25

    Armenian Genocide 100th anniversary cross-stone unveiled in Ukraine

    …read more Source: NEWS.am

    Arslanbek Sultanbekov: Unique Musician with a Unique History
    Jan25

    Arslanbek Sultanbekov: Unique Musician with a Unique History

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Arslanbek Sultanbekov is a renowned dombra player, performer and composer in the Turkic world. His song “Dombra” became so popular it was even used as the main music of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s election campaign. The amazingly...

    Stratfor’s Global Intelligence: Week of Jan. 25, 2016
    Jan25

    Stratfor’s Global Intelligence: Week of Jan. 25, 2016

    BISHKEK (TCA) — The Times of Central Asia presents to its readers Stratfor’s Global Intelligence, a weekly review of the most important events that happened in the world — from Europe to Middle East to Russia to Central Asia to Afghanistan to China and the Americas. The Week That WasDespite a series of diplomatic contacts between Russia and...

    France Hopes To See Russia Sanctions Lifted ‘This Summer’: French Economy Minister
    Jan25

    France Hopes To See Russia Sanctions Lifted ‘This Summer’: French Economy Minister

    France hopes that international sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted “this summer,” French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. …read more Source:...

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president
    Jan24

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonise the rebels and the Kremlin. …read more Source: The...

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president
    Jan24

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president

    Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonise the rebels and the Kremlin. …read more Source: Channel...

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’: French minister
    Jan24

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’: French minister

    France hopes that western sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted “this summer,” French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. …read more Source: Channel...

    40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova
    Jan24

    40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova

    CHISINAU: Some 40,000 opposition demonstrators on Sunday took to the streets of Moldova’s capital Chisinau calling for early elections as a political crisis continues to rock the tiny ex-Soviet state. The protest movement — which includes forces from the left and right that are considered both pro-European and pro-Russian — has stepped up...

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits
    Jan24

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

    TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a ‘new chapter’ in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to US$600 billion within the...

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