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The joint anti-missile command center of the Armenian armed forces andthe Russia 102nd military base has started work, News Armenia citesthe press-service of the Armenian Defense Ministry.The command center will help reveal missile threats on the borders andshoot down air targets. Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Oganyan waspresent at the opening ceremony. He also took part in the opening of abuilding for the anti-missile forces, observed the conditions in the

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The recent attack on the Azerbaijani village of Borsunlu from an Armenian 'Grad' artillery unit has drawn more attention to Nagorno-Karabakh. The declarations made by heads of states in Astana were not followed by efficient actions. Vestnik Kavkaza asked experts whether the negotiating process will switch to a hot phase.

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The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has revealed violations inissuing film distribution licenses by the Ministry of Culture and 147licenses have been called in.A few months ago some Internet users and media pointed out that thewebsite of the ministry contained film names containing rude words.After that, access to the website was closed.

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The Supreme Court of Kabardino-Balkaria has prolonged the detentionterms for 56 suspected militants, who attacked Nalchik in October2005, by three more months, Interfax-South reports.One of the suspects, Kazbek Budtuyev, received a prolongedpreventative measure not to leave town. Another suspect, ZalimUlimbashev, was also given recognizance due to his poor health and wasreleased from the court.

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The press-service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has published anofficial statement, saying that, despite the cease-fire, Armenianforces continue to commit acts of provocation. An artillery shell,shot from Armenia on December 17 at 21.30, has created fresh tensionson the frontline.The 122mm HE shell, shot from an Armenian BM-21 located 2.5 km west ofthe occupied village of Talysh in the Terter District, exploded nearthe village of Borsundu, which is controlled by Azerbaijan.

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David Petrosyan: "Recognition of independence of Nagorno-Karabakh by Armenia is untimely"

The parliamentary vote on recognition of the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh, which took place on the 9th of December, failed due to the lack of a quorum. The supporters of the bill, initiated by the “Heritage” faction, comprised only 13 deputies. The reasons for the failure of the bill and the situation around the settlement of the conflict is explained by a political analyst of the news agency ‘Noyan Tapan’, David Petrosyan.

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26 militants surrendered in Ingushetia in 2010, the FSB chief inIngushetia, Vladimir Gurba, said in Magas, Interfax reports.He said that the militants returned to their families. Gurba addedthat 40 suspects, including those involved in organizing terroristattacks, were detained in 2010.

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The president of Northern Cyprus, Dervis Eroglu, underwent heartsurgery in Ankara yesterday, Trend cites Xinhua.The 72-year old president had a coronary arterial bypass graft. Theoperation was a success, the agency cites the hospital in Guven.Eroglu is currently in intensive care. The president of the Republicof Cyprus, Dimitris Christofias, wished him a fast recovery bytelephone.

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The Georgia National Guard is celebrating its 20th anniversary today.The Georgian Defense Ministry says that there will be no anniversaryevents, Trend reports.The National Guard was established on December 20, 1990. It was thefirst military formation of an independent Georgia. Its goal was tosupport the civil authorities in emergency situations, managemobilization resources, reinforce the armed forces and hold ceremonialevents.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad said he is hopeful about the nuclear talks being carried out with the 5 permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany, TRT TV channel reports. In an interview with Iran's state television, President Ahmedinejad said "I carefully studied the minutes of the talks in Geneva. I saw positive points. The time has come to turn the policy of confrontation to one of cooperation."

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On December 16, the head of the Armenian mission to NATO, Armen Yedigaryan, handed his credentials to NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Times.am reports. Armen Yedigaryan and Anders Fog Rasmusen had a private conversation. The NATO General Secretary congratulated the head of the Armenian mission group and noted he appreciated NATO-Armenian relations and considers Armenia to be a good partner, the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports.

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Turkish investigators have dug up 30 articles of plastic explosives and 900 bullets as part of a probe involving the military, the Turkish news agency Hurriyet reports. According to unnamed sources, the dig was made in Poyrazköy, an Istanbul suburb, on the basis of a sketch seized during a recent search at a navy base in nearby Gölcük, as part of an investigation into allegations of "blackmail and military espionage".

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Ali Larijani, the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, thinks that the leadership at the Iranian Foreign Ministry should have been changed with greater respect shown towards the former minister. Larijani gave his opinion during a speech to parliament on Sunday, Trend reports. He said that more respect should have been expressed, by not dismissing Manouchehr Mottaki while he was on a visit to other country.

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Waste papers

The Wikileaks publication of secret US State Department cables has created a vast field for dubious ‘shocking sensations’ and scandalous news, and journalists are working on them non-stop. In fact, however, a major part of these ‘sensations’ are nothing more than blatant lies wrapped up in the US State Department emblem, which gives them a certain degree of credibility for the masses.

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