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 German delegation headed by President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert  will arrive on a three-day visit to Armenia on Tuesday at the invitation of Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan, news.am reports. During the visit, President of Bundestag will meet with President Serzh Sargsyan, Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. 

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Multimedia Moscow - Berlin video conference "Migration problems and solutions. Experience of Russia and Germany," as part of the project "Russia for Everyone". At the event the discussion was about the experience of migration services in Germany, the adaptation of immigrants to life in Germany and the possible application of the German experience to Russia. (Part 2)

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Migration policy. Russia for Everyone

Multimedia Moscow - Berlin video conference "Migration problems and solutions. Experience of Russia and Germany," as part of the project "Russia for Everyone". At the event the discussion was about the experience of migration services in Germany, the adaptation of immigrants to life in Germany and the possible application of the German experience to Russia. (Part 1)

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Dagestan to build farm for 650 million rubles

 Dagestan will build a farm for 2400 cows with the help. MaraTEC International (Germany) ships and assembles equipment and BouMatic (US) produced the equipment for the farm for about 480 million rubles, RIA Dagestan reports.Dagestan is reconstructing and modernizing dairies for about 635 million rubles, initiated by Kizlyaragrocomplex. The facility will produce 35,000 tons of milk and 1,500 tons of meet every year. It will provide jobs for about 500 people. 

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has had a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and expressed satisfaction with the talks in Alma Ata on Wednesday, ITAR-TASS reports.Russia, UK, Germany, China, US and France agreed to have a meeting of experts in Istanbul on March 18 and a meeting of political directors with Iran in Alma Ata on April 5-6.

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Hurriyet published an article by Barcin Yinanc 'What if Turkey surprises Merkel and Hollande with a Cyprus move?' "There is no reason what so ever for German Prime Minister Angela Merkel to change her stance on Turkey’s entry to the EU, a Turkish official familiar with Germany told me," the article begins. “By lifting its veto in just one chapter and not the rest, France has shown us that it does not think differently than Germany,” another one told me." 

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Europe may reconsider sanctions against Iran

 Michael Mann, spokesman of EU Chief Diplomat Catherine Ashton, said that sanctions against Iran could be reconsidered depending on Tehran’s attitude to the meeting with six mediators in Alma Ata today, ITAR-TASS reports.He did not rule out opportunities for bilateral talks of Iran and the US.According to the official, the plenary session started at 1.30 pm and will continue until 4.30 pm.The spokesman said that Iran had had a bilateral meeting with China and consultations with EU, France and Germany in the morning, RIA Novosti reports. 

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Russia, France, Germany, EU discuss meeting with Iran

 Russia, France, Germany and the EU have had consultations for the upcoming meeting of Iran and six mediators of the nuclear talks in Alma Ata today, RIA Novosti cites EU Chief Diplomat Catherine Ashton’s spokesman Michael Mann.The talks will start at about 1.00 pm.Russia, US, EU, China, France and Germany will discuss the nuclear program with Tehran. 

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Kazakhstan's lader meets with Saeed Jalili

Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with the Secretary of the Iranian NationalSecurity Council, Saeed Jalili, the press service of the President ofKazakhstan reports.The meeting was held on the eve of the next round of talks on Iran'snuclear program, which will be held in Almaty with the participationof representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plusGermany and Iran, Trend reports.Nazarbayev said that Kazakhstan plays an important role in globalnuclear security, and stressed that Kazakhstan hopes that the sides

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Over 200,000 Gather to Hear Pope Benedict XVI’s Last Public Prayer

Over 200,000 people gathered at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on Sunday to hear Pope Benedict XVI final public blessing before he retires.Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world earlier this month with the announcement he would step down as head of the Catholic Church on February 28 due to old age and failing health.Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger in Bavaria, Germany, in 1927. He became the 265th Pope in 2005 following his predecessor John Paul II’s death.

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US calls new centrifuges of Iran provocative

 Spokeswoman of the US State Department Victoria Nuland emphasized that installation of new centrifuges for uranium enrichment in Natanz (Iran) was not surprising and had been mentioned by the IAEA earlier, ITAR-TASS reports.Nuland said that the initiative will provoke new tensions around the nuclear program and become a new violation of resolutions of the UNSC.Five permanent members of the UNSC and Germany will have a new round of talks with Iran in Kazakhstan on February 26. 

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The controversial death of a Russian adoptee in the United States will be one of the key themes for discussion when US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meet in Germany next week, a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday, RIA-Novosti reports.The Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, also said Lavrov would broach the wider issue of the safety of Russian adoptees in the United States at their meeting in Berlin on February 26.

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New gas centrifuges help Iran speed up uranium enrichment

 The IAEA confirms that Iran started assemblage of new gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment in Natanz, ITAR-TASS reports.IAEA inspectors saw about a hundred IR2M centrifuges ready for installation in Natanz a few days ago. They will speed up uranium enrichment 3-5 times.According to three diplomats at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, the systems were being installed.Iran has recently started conversion of uranium into fuel plates at Fordow. The process had been halted last year. The uranium plates may be used for military purposes.

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