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Armenia will demonstrate the “Voice of Silence” film by Vigen Chadranyan and “Paranjov in Love with Beauty” for the Cannes Cinema Festival, News Armenia reports.The National Cinema Center planned to sign a new deal with CNC to start joint film-making, Director General of the National Cinema Center Gevork Gevorkyan said. It will also have negotiations to join EURIMAGES.

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Visas for EU during Sochi Olympic Games will not be lifted

 Russian Ambassador-at-Large Anvar Azimov said that Russia and the EU will not reach an agreement on lifting visas for the Sochi Olympic Games on time, RIA Novosti reports.Russia plans to implement the no-visa regime with the European Union in late 2014. 

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Kazakhstan considers transit of oil through Turkmenistan and Iran

 Kayrgeldy Kabyldin, Director General of KazTransOil, said that the republic considered transit of its oil to the Gulf using the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway, Trend reports.He noted that response of the EU and the US cannot be predicted, but will be taken into account.

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 Foreign ministers of 27 EU states have passed harsher sanctions against Iran. Limitations implemented for violation of human rights by Iranian authorities have been extended by 12 months, press service of the EU Council reports.9 more individuals were blacklisted, making a total of 87. Assets of an Iranian company were frozen for violation of human rights.New sanctions will come into force on March 13. 

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 Kiev chooses between the Customs Union and the free trade zone with Europe

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Leader of Georgian parliamentary minority discusses integration with US

 Leader of the Georgian parliamentary minority David Bakradze is on a visit to the US where he had meetings in the Senate and Congress, the United National Movement reports.Bakradze met head of the senate committee Rio Blunt and congressman from Arizona Tom Corton.Bakradze visited the US International Republican Institute where Lorno Craner is its president. They discussed Georgian integration in the NATO, relations of Georgia with Russia and the EU. 

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EU cannot understand point of Eurasian Union

President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy said in Vilnius that he was familiar with members of the Eurasian Union, an integration project under formation, but he could not understand the point of the organization.

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