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Politics

President Serzh Sargsyan meets US Vice President
President Serzh Sargsyan, who is at the United States on a working visit, on March 31 arrived to Washington DC from Boston. Later, at the White House he met with the Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden who also met with the President of Armenia nearly one year ago - on May 7, 2015 during the interfaith liturgy held at the Washington National Cathedral and dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The parties underscored that since Armenia’s independence...
Trump says punish women for illegal abortions, then back-tracks
Presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly called for "some form of punishment" for women who have abortions, if abortion became illegal. His initial comments made during a town hall event with cable network MSNBC sparked a wave of criticism. However, Mr Trump quickly reversed his position, saying only the person who performed the abortion should be punished. But he maintained: "My position has not changed." The front-runner supports a ban on abortions, with certain exceptions. Abortion ha...
US election: Donald Trump aide charged with assault
Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been charged with assaulting a journalist at a campaign event. Mr Lewandowski is charged with simple battery over his encounter with former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. Police allege that on 8 March after a news conference in Florida, he grabbed her arm when she tried to ask Mr Trump a question, leaving a bruise. Mr Lewandowski plans to plead not guilty, the Trump campaign said. Police in Jupiter, Florida, where he was arrested, have...
US Election 2016: Sanders battles to claw back Clinton
Bernie Sanders will try to claw back Hillary Clinton's lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency on Saturday in caucus votes in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska. Mr Sanders remains a dogged pursuer but Mrs Clinton has 1,691 of the 2,383 delegates needed to win, AP reports. He is still attracting tens of thousands to his rallies, on Friday calling for a "political revolution". Mrs Clinton pointed out she has "2.6 million more votes" than Mr Sanders. Saturday's vo...
Opposition fights for leadership – Karen Kocharyan
Active political pre-election processes have started in the country and the process of reshuffling of forces both in the ruling regime and opposition takes place, political technologist Karen Kocharyan told the reporters today. He stressed that no serious changes are expected in the ruling party while there can be some in the opposition. “The thing is that there is no outstanding leader there and now everyone there is fighting for leadership,” he said.   He said the oppositio...
Armenian delegates cannot leave Brussels
The work of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly has been interrupted in Brussels but the Armenian delegation cannot leave the country. The airport has been closed and the highway taking to Amsterdam as well. After the terror attacks the work of the urban transport has been paralyzed. The members of the Armenian delegation – Artak Zakaryan, Hrant Bagratyan, Vahe Enfiajyan, Shushan Petrosyan, Karine Atchemyan, Mher Shahgeldyan and Tevan Poghosyan are in the hotel.
US Election 2016: Trump and Clinton win big in Arizona
US presidential front-runners, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, have continued their winning streaks, taking Arizona. The issue of immigration loomed large in the south-western state, the biggest prize in the latest round of contests. Polls showed that Mr Trump's anti-immigration message resonated with the state's conservative voters. With Arizona's growing Latino population, Mrs Clinton continued her success by courting minority voters. Keeping his campaign in the race,...
Lack of trust inside opposition deepens – Hovhannes Hovhannisian
Nyut.am's guest is leader of Liberal Party of Armenia Hovhannes Hovhannisian. - It seems Armenia’s political forces are starting cooperation with the Republican party having approved the proposal of the Armenian National Congress on formation of 4+4+4 format for discussion of Electoral Code bill. What will it result in? - I think as a ruling party the Republican party taking the real responsibility of what goes on in the country understands quite well that the upcoming 2017 elections wil...
US election 2016: Donald Trump marches on despite Ohio loss
The race for the Republican presidential nomination continues after Donald Trump won a decisive victory in the key state of Florida but lost to John Kasich in Ohio. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton extended her lead with wins in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina. Meanwhile Marco Rubio dropped out of the Republican race after losing in his home state of Florida to Mr Trump. The billionaire has also won in Illinois and North Carolina. But his victories cause a headache for the ...
Armenia’s Democratic party offers creating commission to discuss draft Electoral...
Armenia’s Democratic party has conducted a session of the republican council to discuss the draft Electoral Code. The Council came to the conclusion that two important democratic principals have been violated: First for the elaboration of the draft Electoral Code the ruling party has created a commission which consists of its party members only. If the Republican party wants political consensus it should have included at least two specialists from opposition. Secondly, they should have pub...
Donald Trump rally violence sparks 'liar' row
US Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has hit back after Republican front-runner Donald Trump said he had sent protesters to disrupt his rallies. The row came after Mr Trump was forced to call off a rally in Chicago on Friday after violent clashes. Mr Sanders called Mr Trump a "pathological liar". He and his rival Hillary Clinton also accused Mr Trump of encouraging supporters to beat up protesters and then offering to pay their legal costs. On Tuesday Republicans and Democrats vote in primar...
US election 2016: Obama warns against campaign anger
US President Barack Obama has warned White House contenders to avoid raising tensions, a day after a rally by Donald Trump was called off amid clashes. Mr Obama said candidates should not resort to "insults" and "certainly not violence against other Americans". Mr Trump, who leads the race for the Republican nomination, cancelled his Chicago rally after fighting broke out between his supporters and protesters. His rivals and others have accused him of using inflammatory rhetoric. Later on Sa...
Trump calls off Chicago rally following violent clashes(video)
Donald Trump has called off a rally in Chicago after protests against the Republican presidential front-runner led to violent clashes. Hundreds of protesters gathered at the venue at the University of Illinois at Chicago hours before Mr Trump was due. Inside the auditorium, fighting broke out between supporters and protesters, who waved flags and chanted. A statement from Mr Trump's campaign said the candidate decided to postpone the event after meeting with police. But a Chicago Police Depa...
Serzh Sargsyan does everything to avoid surprises during 2017 election campaign ...
The inner-political processes in Armenia continue with resignations, reorganization of ministries and the appointments of new ministers. Speaking to Nyut.am, expert Stepan Safaryan said that the consolidation of power is addressed to the creation of monolith, reliable and loyal system, which will not surprise and create any unfavorable conditions for Serzh Sargsyan’s regime. Safaryan said that the changes in the domestic political life of the country are aimed at consolidation of the pow...
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