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Azerbaijan’s state media SOUND MIX Aliyev’s Munich speech to correct extraordinary faux pas

Azerbaijan’s State News Agency – AZERTAC – has attempted to fix President Ilham Aliyev’s extraordinary gaffe during the panel discussion with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. When Aliyev began his introductory remarks, at one point he said in an apparent faux-pas “more than 10...

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panorama.am02/17th/2020, 8:54

Emotional Elton John halts New Zealand gig after pneumonia diagnosis

A visibly upset Sir Elton John has been forced to cut short a concert in New Zealand after falling ill with walking pneumonia. The musician, 72, lost his voice mid-way through his set at Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday, BBC News reported. "I've just completely lost my voice. I can't sing," Sir Elton told the crowd....

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panorama.am02/17th/2020, 8:42

Fallen hero Vladimir Narinyan would have turned 24 today

Today, February 17, marks the birthday anniversary of Vladimir Narinyan, an Armenian serviceman who died a hero’s death during the 2016 April war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh. The hero soldier would have turned 24 today. Vladimir was born in the town of Metsamor in Armenia’s Armavir Province. Later, his family moved...

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panorama.am02/17th/2020, 6:36

Athena Manoukian to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2020

Athena Manoukian will represent Armenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The Greek-Armenian singer won Armenia’s national selection show ‘Depi Evratesil’ with 168 points determined by international jury, AMPTV jury and public televote. Athena Manoukian emerged victorious with “Chains On You”. She will perform in the 2nd half...

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panorama.am02/15th/2020, 12:24

New Yerevan Circus building keeps being constructed

Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, has no circus for around nine years already. The old Yerevan Circus was demolished in 2012 after experts arrived at the conclusion about inexpediency of its reconstruction. Deadlines for the opening of the new circus building have been repeatedly set, but none of them have been met so far.It re...

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panorama.am02/14th/2020, 8:30

Sao Paulo hit with floods and mudslides after heavy downpours

Heavy rain has caused floods, mudslides and enormous traffic jams in Brazil's most populous city, Euronews reports. The Tiete and Pinheiros rivers in Sao Paulo overflowed, flooding nearby highways and trapping drivers and passengers for hours. Parts of the city received 10 centimetres of rain in three hours, swelling the Tiet...

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panorama.am02/12th/2020, 8:54

Today marks prominent Armenian writer Hrant Matevosyan’s 85th birthday

Today, February 12, marks the birthday anniversary of one of the greatest Armenian writers of the 20th century, Hrant Matevosyan, whose works have served as scenarios for many Soviet Armenian films. He would have turned 85 today. Hrant Matevosyan was born in 1935 in the village of Ahnidzor (Lori Province). He studied at the v...

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armenpress.am02/12th/2020, 6:06

Parliament session begins – LIVE

The Armenian Parliament launched its regular session on February 12. A number of issues are on the agenda. The MPs will vote on a number of legislative initiatives which were discussed yesterday. The lawmakers will continue to debate some other bills at first and second hearings. Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan ...

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armenpress.am02/8th/2020, 9:36

Ruzan Mantashyan captivates SemperOpernball audience in brilliant performance of Tatiana's aria

Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan has captivated the audience at the SemperOpernball 2020 festival in Dresden with a dramatic performance of Tatiana's aria (Tatiana's Letter) in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin opera. The highly anticipated concert featuring many world-renowned artists took place February 7. Speaking to ARMENPRESS af...

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armenpress.am02/6th/2020, 9:06

Lawmakers debate bill on replacing high court justices

The special session of parliament has kicked off and lawmakers will debate the parliamentary majority’s bill on making constitutional amendments that will enable replacing the Constitutional Court justices who were appointed under the previous constitution. Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan...

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