Heffern: Vorotan Cascade deal biggest US investment in Armenia

When it is signed, the agreement on the sale of Vorotan Hydro Cascade will give a great advantage to Armenia and the United States, the outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern said during a press conference on Friday.

Earthquake jolts western Iran

An earthquake of 4.2 magnitudes was recorded near the Murmuri city of Iran’s Ilam province on Dec. 19, at around 05:18 (UTC/GMT +3:30 hours), the Iranian news agency IRNA said. ...
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Georgia agrees on European Integration plan for 2015

Georgia's EU Integration Commission agreed on a plan for 2015, which will be approved at the next meeting of the government, the State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration David Bakradze told reporters Dec.19. ...
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Iran's ex-OPEC governor urges oil producers to take action against falling prices

Iran's ex-OPEC governor Mohammad-Ali Khatibi believes that all major oil-producing countries need to gather and take a serious action to prevent oil prices from falling further....
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Armenia’s economic activity has increased by 3.8 percent

Armenia’s economic activity indicator for January-November 2014 has exceeded the economic activity indicator for the same period last year by 3.8 percent. As “ArmenPress” reports, the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia has presented the main preliminary macroeconomic indicators received through a current, operational study describing the socio-economic situation in Armenia. The only sphere in a downfall is the sphere of construction, which started growing again after the financial-economic crisis. Compared to the same period last year, construction has reduced by 5.4 percent. According to the indicator of the past eleven months, energy production has grown by 0.8 percent.
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Karabakh President attends event dedicated to 90th anniversary of Public Prosecutor’s Office

On 17 December the President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan attended a solemn event dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the republic's Public Prosecutor's Office held at the Stepanakert youth and culture palace.
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Agreement between Azerbaijan’s State Border Service and Georgia’s MIA to be prepared

The UNDP, the EU and the State Border Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan plan to hold different trainings for employees of the relevant government bodies of two countries in the framework of the “Better coordination of protection of the land border between Georgia and Azerbaijan” project, the UNDP said.
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Iran to hold large-scale military exercises

Iran will hold a large-scale military exercise dubbed “Mohammad Rasulullah” from Dec. 25 to Dec. 31, 2015, ISNA news agency quoted the deputy commander of Iran’s armed forces, Abdurrahim Moussavi, as saying Dec. 18.
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Turkish ex-president’s son establishes party

Turkish ex-President Turgut Ozal’s son Ahmet Ozal created a new political party, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported Dec. 19.
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Who's healthier: introverts or extroverts?

Most people don’t consider their personality when they consider their health — and they should. A 1997 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology concluded personality traits are a great indicator of health-risk behavior, Medical Daily reports.
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