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Politics

US election 2016: Trump and Rubio row over Islam 'hate'
Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has attacked Donald Trump for saying that Islam hates America, in a televised debate in Miami. Mr Rubio, who faces a do-or-die contest in Florida on Tuesday, said Islam had a problem with radicalisation but said many Muslims are proud Americans. "Presidents can't just say whatever they want. It has consequences," he said, to cheers from the audience. The four Republicans heeded pleas from party leaders to have a civil debate. Unlike in the last TV ...
Armenian, Russian presidents meet in Moscow
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who is on a working visit to Russia, had a meeting on Thursday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.The leaders of the two countries discussed a wide range of issues on the Armenian-Russian agenda, including the prospects for integration processes in the Eurasian area, present international and regional problems.The Armenian and Russian presidents also discussed the current stage of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, current problems and opportunit...
US election 2016: Trump wins in Mississippi and Michigan
Donald Trump has won two more states, Michigan and Mississippi, in his bid to be the Republican White House pick. In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders had a surprise victory in Michigan, but Hillary Clinton increased her overall lead with a big Mississippi win. Ted Cruz won a Republican-only race in Idaho, and Hawaii results come later. The four states are the latest to choose their candidates from each party who will compete in November's presidential election. It was a terrible night for...
US election 2016: Sanders beats Clinton in Maine caucuses
Bernie Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton in the Maine caucuses, the latest contest in the battle to be the Democratic presidential candidate. With 91% of the vote counted, Vermont Senator Mr Sanders is polling 64%, while former Secretary of State Mrs Clinton has 36%. In the Republican race, Marco Rubio easily won Puerto Rico's primary, beating billionaire Donald Trump. Mrs Clinton and Mr Trump remain overall leaders in the nomination campaigns. Sunday night saw Mrs Clinton and Mr Sanders cl...
US election 2016: Trump and Cruz seek 'one-on-one' battle
US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has called for a "one-on-one" battle with Ted Cruz, urging other rivals to quit the nomination race. Mr Cruz also suggested it was time for other hopefuls, like Marco Rubio and John Kasich, to step aside. Mr Trump and Mr Cruz won two states each in Saturday's voting. In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders took two states - but Hillary Clinton maintained her front-runner status after a big victory in Louisiana. Speaking after wins in the Re...
US election 2016: Donald Trump under attack from debate rivals
Presidential contender Donald Trump has come under attack from his rivals at a Republican debate, after a day in which the party's veteran politicians urged voters to desert him. The front-runner in the Republican race was on the defensive in Detroit as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz piled in. In a testy debate, Mr Trump admitted he changed his stance on issues but said flexibility was a strength. Senior Republicans say Mr Trump is a liability who would lose the election. The debate hosted by Fox ...
US election 2016: US Republicans express Donald Trump fears
Senior Republicans are speaking out against front-runner Donald Trump after his seven-state victory in the race for the party's presidential pick. Mr Trump has declared himself a "unifier", but he is strongly opposed by veteran Republican politicians. Senator Lindsey Graham warned on Wednesday that Mr Trump would lose in November's election. Meanwhile retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has performed poorly, has signalled he may drop out of the race. In a statement on Wednesday, he said he ...
US election 2016: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump rack up more wins
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have both won the most states in the biggest day of the race for the US presidential nomination. Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia were among the states where both triumphed. Mr Trump was defeated by Ted Cruz in Texas and Oklahoma. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders won Oklahoma and his home state of Vermont. Super Tuesday sees 11 states voting on the biggest single day ahead of the 8 November presidential election. The former secr...
US election 2016: Super Tuesday to test candidates
Candidates bidding for their party's ticket in the November US presidential election face their biggest test yet in the so-called Super Tuesday primaries. Twelve states cast votes for candidates from either the Republican or Democratic parties or both in a contest seen as make-or-break for the hopefuls. Contests stretch from Massachusetts in the east to Alaska in the north-west. After earlier votes in four states, Donald Trump leads the Republican field and Hillary Clinton the Democ...
No truce possible in Syria at current stage – political analyst
The USA and Russia submitted to UN Security Council a resolution on truce in Syria within the framework of which the ceasefire was to be established at the night of February 27. Speaking to Nyut.am, political analyst Hrant Melik-Shahnazaryan said that the international community made huge effort for establishing truce in Syria. The main acting countries have become Russia, the USA and leading European countries. “It is clear that guaranteed truce in Syria is impossible at the current sta...
No rally to be conducted on March 1 - Aram Manukyan
Armenian National Congress, People’s Party of Armenia and New Armenia civil initiative will conduct a joint marsh on March 1, ANC vice-president Aram Manukyan told the reporters today, “No rally is scheduled, we are gathering at 18.00 in the Freedom Square and after an opening speech the march will start. We are going to put flowers to Alexander Myasnikyan monument and pay tribute to the March 1 victims. That’s all,” he said. Asked why the ANC does not want to conduct r...
ARF-D to head three ministries and two provinces
The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) will get three ministerial portfolios and two posts of governors, ARF-D Supreme Council representative told the reporters after signing political cooperation agreement with Armenia’s ruling party. “Our party will head Armenia’s Shirak and Aragatsotn provinces as well as Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Territorial Administration and Ministry of Education and Science,” he said. Vardanyan also informed that Hovs...
Armenia’s ruling party and ARF-D sign cooperation agreement
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) have signed a political cooperation agreement at the Armenian Presidential residence. The agreement has been signed by Aghvan Vardanyan of the ARF-D Supreme Council, and RPA Vice-Chairman Armen Ashotyan.
Republicans should not cooperate with ARF-D if they want to live – Levon Zurabyan
“If I was from Republican party I would have thought before starting cooperation with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D),” head of ANCfaction Levon Zurabyan stated at a news conference.   “I would have given a good advice to the republicans and it would have been good for them to follow it, otherwise the regime will collapse,” Zurabyan stressed, adding that during the ARF-D history many political forces cooperated with it and their fate wa...
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