Political appointments

New Armenian parliament's vice-speakers elected

The Armenian National Assembly elected three vice-speakers today - Lena Nazaryan, Alen Simonyan and Vahe Enfiajyan. Alen Simonyan became vice-speaker from My Step ruling party – 109 MPs cast their …

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Pashinyan officially appointed Armenian PM

Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan has signed decree appointing Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister, the presidential press service reported. In accordance with the Constitution of Armenia, the president …

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Pentagon appoints new chief of staff

Eric Chewning, the head of the Pentagon’s industrial policy, has been named the Defense Department’s next chief of staff. Chewning, 41, has been the deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial …

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New chief Pentagon spokesperson appointed

Former Maine Republican politician and Navy reserve captain Charles Summers has been named as the new chief spokesman for the Pentagon, replacing Dana White, who held the post under outgoing Defense …

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Vladimir Norov appointed SCO Secretary General

The former head of Uzbekistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Norov, took office as the new Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. …

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Armenia appoints new ambassador to Vatican

Armenia's President Armen Sarkisyan has signed a decree appointing Karen Nazaryan as Armenia’s Ambassador to the Holy See (with residence in Vatican). Nazaryan has replaced Mikael …

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Jean-Pierre Thomas appointed Rusal board chairman

Russia's aluminium company Rusal appointed independent non-executive director Jean-Pierre Thomas as its new chairman as part of an agreed restructuring in exchange for the lifting of U.S. sanctions. Jean-Pierre …

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Patrick Shanahan takes over Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, will take charge of the Pentagon on January 1 in the wake of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation. U.S. President …

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Pashinyan appoints his another advisor

Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan appointed another advisor, the government press office said. According to the decree signed by Pashinyan today, Arshak Karapetyan has been …

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Moscow official appointed as new Makhachkala mayor

The Dagestan authorities have decided on the candidacy of the Makhachkala mayor, the republic's head Vladimir Vasilyev said, adding that it is the head of the council of the Moscow's Basmanny district, Salman …

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Lukashenko appoints new ambassador to Russia

Vladimir Semashko has been appointed Belarus' ambassador to Russia. The decision was announced today by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. Semashko will also be Belarus' plenipotentiary …

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Putin appoints new Russia's ambassador to Syria

Alexander Yefimov was appointed as Russian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Syria. The Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order was published on the official portal of legal information. …

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Pashinyan appoints his new adviser

Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has appointed his new adviser, according to the governmental website. Accordingly, by the Law on Public Service, Yeghishe Kirakosyan has been …

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Sarkisyan appoints new Armenian ministers

Two new ministers were appointed in Armenia. Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan signed the decrees appointing Gegham Gevorgyan as agriculture minister and Tigran Khachatryan as economic …

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