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 August 15, 2003 


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The Price of Privilege?: Soldiers murders may be connected to payoffs and the common system of surviving the Armenian Army

The murders of three soldiers in Vanadzor last week may be linked to bribery and payment for privilege among conscripts. The widely practiced (but officially denied) means of survival in the Armenian Army is one of many conditions that make conscription a horror for thousands of young Armenian men.

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Karabakh Ceasefire Under Strain: Upsurge in shooting incidents worries negotiators


Karine, who runs a cafe in Stepanakert, capital of Nagorno Karabakh, said she was worried about the news from Baku.

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Identity Crisis: Government alters ID card plan to placate Church


The government announced on Thursday largely symbolic changes in its plans to introduce mandatory social security accounts for Armenia's citizens which prompted religiously motivated objections from the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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Reading, Writing and Reduction: Plan for fewer schools meant to improve learning conditions


When classes begin in September, there'll be fewer elementary schools, but better conditions for pupil, according to a plan to improve the education system in Armenia.

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Karabakh Ceasefire Under Strain: Upsurge in shooting incidents worries negotiators

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Convenience or Conspiracy?: Outlandish claims circulate regarding proposed ID cards

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Identity Crisis: Government alters ID card plan to placate Church

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Hey Europe and UK! Stop complaining!

While the UK broke temperature records with 38 C (100.4 F), Summer in the City was a hotter tune in Yerevan. The Opera House thermometer registered as high as 48 (118.4).

On August 10, temperatures in high elevations were said to have reached 55 (131). The Ministry of Healthcare advised residents to eat more fruit and easily digestible foods.

By Friday, things had "cooled down" to 30 (86).

 

 





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