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Politics

US election: Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America
Donald Trump has vowed to tackle multiple threats facing the US, in his speech in Cleveland, Ohio accepting the Republican presidential nomination. "The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end," he told the party convention. The businessman promised his presidency would usher in a new era putting America and ordinary people first. Mr Trump's nomination has been clouded by the refusal of major party figures like Senator Ted Cruz to endorse him. Mr Cruz, who ...
Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate
Republican Donald Trump has selected Indiana governor Mike Pence to be his vice-presidential running mate, according to US media reports. Mr Trump's campaign planned to announce his selection on Friday, but cancelled the event because of the attack in Nice, France. Sources close to campaign told ABC News that Mr Pence accepted the offer. However, Mr Trump told Fox News on Thursday evening: "I haven't made my final, final decision." Mr Trump hopes Mr Pence can help him appeal to the party's c...
Theresa May to hand out more jobs in first cabinet
Prime Minister Theresa May will continue to form her new government later - as she begins her first full day in Downing Street. Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said he was "humbled" having been named new foreign secretary, in one of Mrs May's first cabinet appointments. Philip Hammond became chancellor, Amber Rudd is home secretary, and Eurosceptic David Davis is new Brexit secretary. Mrs May later told European leaders she was committed to the UK leaving the EU. Asked about his firs...
Markov’s words just a diplomatic trick
Armenia will liberate the territories near Nagorno-Karabakh and already this year the first Azerbaijani families will return to their homelands and the parties will soon sign corresponding agreements, Russian political analyst Sergey Markov told Trend news agency. Armenian political analyst Aghasi Yenokyan said that Markov’s words are just a diplomatic trick aimed at exerting pressure on Armenia and get favor of Azerbaijan. “There is no progress in talks. It is very early to speak a...
“Success” in peace talks means handing over territories – political analyst
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated in Baku that there is a ground to think that the success is closer than ever. In his turn, Azerbaijani foreign minister stated that talks are being conducted over certain issues. Political analyst Levon Shirinyan, speaking to Nyut.am stated that if there are no controversies in the words of the two ministers, for Armenia it is not a progress but regress. “It means that it is being spoken about handing over the territories. Our adversary demand...
Armenian President gives extended interview to leading Arab TV channel
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan gave an interview to one of the leading Arab TV Channels Al-Maiadin. The interview has been conducted by the president of the Board of the Directors of the TV company Hasan Bin-Jaddo. According to the Armenian embassy in Iraq, with the request of the journalist the president spoke about Armenia’s foreign and domestic politics, the country’s participation in integration processes, relations with other countries. He also spoke about Karabakh conflict ...
Armenian President meets his French counterpart
Today, in Warsaw President Serzh Sargsyan met with the President of France François Hollande. The President of Armenia expressed gratitude for President Hollande’s consistent important role and support on all issues which are vital for Armenia and underscored that in Armenia people take pride in having special relations with France. The President noted with satisfaction that the Armenian-French economic relations have considerably expanded through the years: among the EU state...
Armenian President participates at NATO meeting
Today, President Serzh Sargsyan participated at the meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the NATO member and non-member states dedicated to the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan which is held in framework of the NATO Summit. The President of Armenia made a statement. ***Statement by President Serzh Sargsyan at the meeting of the Heads of delegations of the states contributing to the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan   Distinguished President Duda,Distinguished Secr...
Improvement of Turkish-Russian relations to make Russia dominant in the region
If Turkey reviews its relations with Russia, it will create new geopolitical situation in the region and will bring to new classification of forces, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Arman Navasardyan told the reporters today. In his words Moscow is interested in balanced relations with Ankara. Turkey faces choice either Russia or the USA. Navasardyan said Turkey is more inclined toward the former which will make Russia dominant in the region. Speaking about Armenian diplomacy, Nava...
Counting begins in Australia election
The polls have closed in Australia's federal election and the result is too close to call, early results suggest. More than 10 million people cast ballots on Saturday, on top of four million who voted early. Early results from east coast and south Australian polling booths indicate a neck-and-neck race between the two major parties. Minor party candidates are also taking seats and a hung parliament is possible. Labor is likely to improve upon the 55 seats it currently holds in the lower hous...
Tory leadership: Theresa May backed by more cabinet ministers
Theresa May's bid to become Tory leader has won the support of two more cabinet ministers and the Daily Mail. Michael Fallon and Patrick McLoughlin now say they back the home secretary. She has received pledges of support from many more MPs than the other four candidates, with at least three more cabinet members among her backers. Meanwhile, fellow contender Michael Gove is to make the first speech of his campaign to become Tory leader, after announcing his candidacy on Thursday. Rivals Step...
Tory leadership: Johnson and May to enter contest
Home Secretary Theresa May and former mayor of London Boris Johnson are set to enter the race to become the next Tory leader and prime minister. They will declare their candidacies, setting out how much support they enjoy and how they propose to unify the party after the Brexit vote. Ex-minister Liam Fox is also throwing his hat into the ring, joining Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb. The outcome of the contest to succeed David Cameron is due on 9 September. Mr Cameron, who has been...
Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Germany
On June 29, Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, met in Yerevan with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Foreign Minister of Germany and the OSCE Chairperson-in-office. The meeting started in a tete-a-tete format, and proceeded in the extended format with the participation of delegations. Welcoming the guests, Edward Nalbandian stressed, that regular high-level visits create a solid basis to discuss perspectives of the development of multilayer Armenian-German relations.The Ministers c...
EU leaders to meet without Cameron after Brexit vote
European Union leaders are to begin the second day of their summit in Brussels - but without the UK after it last week voted to leave the bloc. On Tuesday British PM David Cameron told the other 27 leaders that trade and security co-operation would be vital whatever the future links. Germany's Angela Merkel urged the EU to "respect the result" of the UK vote. But she and other leaders renewed their call for Britain to set out plans for leaving as soon as possible. They insist there can be no...
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