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 January 16, 2004 

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The Council Speaks: Resolution on Armenia mostly favorable except concerning "conquered territories"

A proposed resolution by the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe includes wording about Karabakh that have some National Assembly members concerned over the message it sends.

A sub-paragraph in the 28-paragraph report says: "There was no progress in negotiations on the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and other conquered territories."

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Access Denied: Armenian officers refused entry for NATO meeting in Baku

A military delegation from Armenia failed in its efforts to participate in "Cooperative Best Effort-2004" military training exercises planning session in Baku, Azerbaijan this week.

As part of NATO's "Partnership for Peace" program, Armenia is among countries invited to participate in training programs next September in Azerbaijan. Previous exercises were held in 2002 in Georgia and last year in Armenia. Azerbaijan did not attend the program in Armenia. On the contrary, Armenia has maintained that it will send a delegation to Azerbaijan.

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The Sargsyan Trial: Case closed in murder attempt on Minister of Defense

Former National Security Service lieutenant colonel Levon Abrahamyan has been sentenced to six years in prison for attempted murder last September of Minister of Defense Serj Sargsyan.

After five court sessions, Judge Ruben Nersisyan found Abrahamyan guilty of trying to kill Sargsyan by blowing up the Minister's car. WHAT HAPPENED?

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Help at Home: Government To Encourage Armenian Families To Raise Orphans

The Armenian government approved on Thursday a scheme designed to encourage local families to accept and raise children from state-run orphanages, promising to reward them with financial assistance.

The move followed a major toughening of procedures for the adoption of Armenian children by foreign nationals which was announced by ministers late last month.

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Plowed Under

Heavy snow has made it a week of digging out, including scrapping the white stuff from the new walkways on Republic Square.




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