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Decision 2003: Presidential campaign begins with sensational claims and war of words

Decision 2003: Presidential campaign begins with sensational claims and war of words

By Zhanna Alexanyan
ArmeniaNow reporter



Debate over the murder of TV journalist Tigran Naghdalyan turned into a political flashpoint this week, following remarks from an attorney representing slain Prime Minister Vazgen Sarksyan claiming a link between Naghdalyan's murder and the ongoing court trial related to the October 27, 1999 Parliament assassinations.

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


The other night I'm at this "Mexican" restaurant called Cactus.

It's actually a chain out of Moscow and this one started out managed by a guy from Bulgaria and the cook is Armenian, so you make the judgment on the authenticity. But the tequila is honest, so I've become a regular.

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Talk About the Temperature: Where do those numbers come from?

 

Talk About the Temperature: Where do those numbers come from?


Few in Armenia know the titanic effort required for the 10 seconds information they get when they dial 186 for the weather report. Seven hundred and 50 people work throughout Armenia day and night to get the information from 40 meteorological stations, 100 observation points, one upper-air station and from seven satellites.

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Sacred Art: Echmiadzin artist favored by Church for service

 

Sacred Art: Echmiadzin artist favored by Church for service


During Soviet times, only 100 artists throughout the entire Union were given permission to work in gold and silver.

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Science of Synthesis: Pharmacy institute honored for its research

 

Science of Synthesis: Pharmacy institute honored for its research


After many years of research and tests Armenian scientists at the Institute of Fine Organic Chemistry have developed a compound they believe will become an anti-tumor and anti-infection medicine.

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Sour Notes: National Opera gets rough reception from Moscow media

 

Sour Notes: National Opera gets rough reception from Moscow media


The National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Armenia opened the new stage of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre earlier this month, performing "Norma" by Vincenzo Bellini.

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Sports Digest

 

Sports Digest:


Tennis (Australian Open)

Three male and two female players of Armenian heritage entered the Australian Open. One, Andre Agassi (US), remained. Yesterday he beat Wayne Ferreira 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 and reached the final.

See also:
Football (Commonwealth of Independent States Cup 2003)
Figure Skating (European Championships)

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Decision 2003: President confident of re-election with no run-off

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Empty: Pipeline disruption means problems for commuters

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Energy Boost: Metsamor Plant Resumes Power Generation

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  Photo of the week: Stranded
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Stranded

Commuters in Yerevan faced long queues for buses this week, as Armenia suffered a propane shortage brought on by a broken gas pipeline in Russia. See related story.

 


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