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S-300 in Abkhazia

S-300 in Abkhazia

 Georgian experts comment on Russia's decision to place missiles in the former autonomy.

Israeli Tourism Minister urges his compatriots to boycott Turkey

The Israeli Tourism Minister is urging Israelis to stop travelling to Turkey, the Washington Post reports.Stas Mesezhnikov called for the travel boycott after the Israeli press reported that Turkey has classified Israel as "a strategic threat." Mesezhnikov said on Sunday that ties with Turkey are important to Israel. But he added that it must be "boycotted totally as a tourism destination" for Israeli national honour.

International Black Sea Day celebrated on October 31

International Black Sea Day celebrated on October 31

On 31 October 1996 the environment ministers from the six riparian countries – Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, the Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine – signed the Strategic Action Plan for the Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea.

Russia expects Iran to resume nuclear talks in mid-November

Russia expects Iran to resume talks with the group of six international mediators over its controversial nuclear program in mid-November, RIA Novosti quotes Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

EU-Armenian cooperation discussed in Yerevan

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received a delegation onthe 29th of October from the European Parliament, led by Damien Abad(European People’s Party, France) and Michel Revaz (European GreenParty, France) .As the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armeniareported to Armenian News, Nalbandian, after having welcomed theguests, stressed the importance of inter-parliamentary cooperation todeepen relations between Armenia and the European Union.

Press conference with Viktor Ivanov

Press conference with Viktor Ivanov


Armenian president sees great potential for cooperation with Canada

Armenia sees great potential and possibilities in cooperation withCanada in various fields, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said onFriday during a meeting with a delegation headed by the Mayor ofMontreal, Gérald Tremblay, NewsArmenia reports, citing the pressservice of the head of state.Sargsyan expressed gratitude to the current and previous government ofMontreal for the care and attention to the Armenian community.For his part, the Mayor of Montreal praised the role of the Armenian

Prime Minister of Kalmykia appointed

Prime Minister of Kalmykia appointed

44-year-old Oleg Kichikov has been appointed Prime Minister of Kalmykia.

Russia, Polish gas agreement does not violate European laws

The documents in the gas sphere signed by Russia and Poland do notviolate European laws, Russian Vice-Premier Igor Sechin said afternegotiations in Warsaw, RIA Novosti reports.The agreements signed on Friday involve mainly the increase of Russiangas supplies to Poland.

China to support Iran in producing satellite navigation systems

China is devoted to supporting Iran in producing navigationsatellites, the head of the Iranian space agency Hamid Fazeli said,Press TV reports, citing IRNA.He said that other Asian countries offer cooperation in spaceprojects. Fazeli said that Iran needs to attract the private sector inthe realization of space projects.He emphasized that telecommunication and research satellites are someof the most widespread space devices, demonstrating the technologicalachievements of the country.

USA, France approve results of trilateral meeting in Astrakhan

The USA and France approved the results of a trilateral meeting of theArmenian, Azerbaijani and Russian presidents in Astrakhan and theirjoint declaration made on October 27, Armenian and Azerbaijani mediareport.The joint declaration of Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian presidents- Serzh Sargsyan, Ilkham Aliyev and Dmitry Medvedev - involves thereturn of prisoners and dead bodies.

Russia to continue cooperating with USA in Afghan drug fight

Russia is interested in further cooperation with the USA in closingdown drug laboratories in Afghan provinces, head of the FederalService for Drug Trafficking Control Victor Ivanov said at apress-conference at RIA Novosti on Friday.Russia and the USA held a joint counter-drug operation inAfghanistan's province of Nangarkhar on October 28. Four druglaboratories and over 900kg of heroin were destroyed.

Construction of Iran-China railroad requires $3.2 billion

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon has discussed cooperation intransport with Afghan official Abdulkuddus Hamidi in Dushanbe, Iran.rureports, citing Rahmon's press-service.

EU leaders approve changes to Lisbon agreement

Leaders of the European Union have agreed at a two-day summit inBrussels to make adjustments to the Lisbon agreement to establish apermanent mechanism of anti-crisis management in the EU and euro zone,Chairman of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said, RIA Novostireports.He said that the final decision will be made in December, and that anymeasures would be ratified by mid 2013.

Azerbaijan and Ukraine continue to expand full-scale cooperation

Azerbaijan and Ukraine continue to expand full-scale cooperation

Presidents sign joint declaration

World Press on Iran, Turkey and Caucasus (October 28, 2010)

An article "Obama Set to Offer Stricter Nuclear Deal to Iran" was published in The New York Times. It says that American officials propose a new offer to Iran for negotiating. The author reports that despite strict sanctions and political pressure on Iran it is still doesn't look to resolve the situation over its nuclear program. The new offer would require Iran to send more than 4,400 pounds of low-enriched uranium out of the country. This initiative is likely to fail.

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Ukraine sign joint declaration

The presidents of Azerbaijan and Ukraine, Ilham Aliyev and VictorYanukovych, signed a joint declaration on Thursday, the Ukrainianpresident’s official website says, Trend reports.The sides also signed the protocol of the second session of theCouncil of Presidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani andUkrainian ministries of foreign affairs signed an agreement tocooperate in the archive sphere.

Azerbaijan, Ukraine to improve cooperation in energy sphere

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych and Azerbaijani President IlkhamAliyev will promote bilateral cooperation in the energy sphere,Yanukovych said at the opening of the second session of the Council ofPresidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan in Kiev, ITAR-TASS reports.Yanukovych told Aliyev that Ukraine considers Azerbaijan a reliablepartner and friend and emphasized its important position in theCaspian region.

Kabardians describe "The Circassian" as sinister

They consider the film damages their ethnic culture and creates political provocations

Cuisine with Maria Sidelnikova (First episode)

"Cuisine" with Maria Sidelnikova (First episode)