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 August 8, 2003 


Clans and Guns in public clashes.

Guns and Greed: Series of shootings point to turf battle with possible political connections


A series of high-profile shootings and assassination attempts, believed to be connected to the May 25 Parliament elections, are at the center of press and public curiosity in Yerevan.

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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home


This has been a momentous week for the future of the Caucasus. The long anticipated transfer of power in Azerbaijan began to take effect with the ailing grey fox Heidar Aliev apparently on his deathbed, first in Turkey and now in the United States, and his son Ilham confirmed as Prime Minister and heir-in-waiting.

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Strangling on Dust: Reconstruction is creating bad business on Republic Square


The hot air of August is made thicker by a city being reconstructed. Passersby on any street in the center of Yerevan move as if playing some game: One step, then another, then a leap across a ditch or a hole or a stack of blocks, to land covered in dust.

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Art Critique: Proposed Cascade design draws praise and criticism


For decades, the Cascade complex has been a Yerevan landmark, with its 800 or so white stone steps reaching from the city center up the long hill to Victory Park.

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Hard Sell: A visit with the market night traders of Echmiadzin


As Gohar Hambardzumyan talks, the cracked skin of her hands catches the attention and provides evidence of the harshness of her work. Sun beams make perfect ornaments of the wrinkles that line her face and the bright blush of her cheeks can not distract from the tiredness in her 38-year-old eyes.

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Sports Digest: Out of League competition, Armenian clubs turn to Cup action


Football (UEFA Champions League)

FC Pyunic lost its chances for entering the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League competition after it suffered a 1-0 from Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia in the second leg match of the second qualifying round played on Wednesday August 6 in Sofia at Balgarska Armia stadium.

 

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 UEFA Cup : Despite the crush of Pyunic in UEFA Champions League Armenian, clubs will continue their participation at the UEFA competitions.

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Clean-up: New center hopes to assist the fight against corruption

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Karabakh/Azerbaijan Relations: Negotiations will continue despite potential political change

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Hope and Housing: Project gives shelter, encouragement to vulnerable families

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Dancing Prez

President Robert Kocharyan attended closing ceremonies of the second Pan Armenian Youth gathering "Baze" at Lake Sevan on Wednesday. The Chief of State put away Presidential Pomp in favor of boogieing with the kids.

 





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