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Fri, 17 May 2013 20:43:08 +0400 Armenian Government Pledges First Aid To Hailstorm-Hit Farmers The Armenian government will distribute free seeds and seedlings to scores of farmers in the southern Armavir province to help them partly recoup their losses incurred as a result of a powerful hailstorm, a senior official announced on Friday. Read Article Fri, 17 May 2013 20:42:50 +0400 Armenian, Azeri FMs Hold Fresh Talks The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan and international mediators met again on Friday to discuss ways of breaking the deadlock in the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Read Article Fri, 17 May 2013 20:36:44 +0400 U.S. Envoy Calls For More Competition In Armenia U.S. Ambassador John Heffern stressed on Friday the importance of liberalizing lucrative sectors of the Armenian economy that have long been dominated by a handful of large companies or individual entrepreneurs. Read Article Fri, 17 May 2013 20:31:20 +0400 Government Unconvinced By Armavia Rescue Plan Armenia’s civil aviation authority on Friday dismissed as unrealistic a rescue plan that was submitted to the government by Armavia, the troubled national airline, late last month. Read Article Fri, 17 May 2013 20:27:28 +0400 Press Review Hovannes Igitian, a prominent opposition figure, tells “”Aravot” that opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian deserves credit for somewhat changing the political atmosphere in Armenia as a result of the recent presidential election. Read Article Thu, 16 May 2013 20:42:38 +0400 Armenian Electricity Prices Also Set To Rise The prices of electricity in Armenia are also likely to rise soon because of the increased cost of natural gas imported from Russia, the state utilities regulator announced on Thursday. Read Article Thu, 16 May 2013 20:37:11 +0400 Armenian Government To Subsidize Higher Gas Price Facing growing public discontent, the Armenian government pledged on Thursday to alleviate the impending sharp rise in the price of natural gas with major subsidies that will apply to all individual consumers. Read Article Thu, 16 May 2013 20:34:01 +0400 Ally Disagrees With Ter-Petrosian’s Strategy A key ally of opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian on Thursday publicly disagreed with his controversial strategy of cooperation with Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), dismissing its opposition credentials. Read Article Thu, 16 May 2013 20:30:23 +0400 Soldier Arrested After Shooting Comrades An Armenian army conscript has been arrested after killing one fellow soldier and seriously wounding another in unclear circumstances. Read Article Thu, 16 May 2013 20:26:00 +0400 Press Review “168 Zham” claims that with his declaration that the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) is not an opposition Gagik Tsarukian “politically destroyed” Levon Ter-Petrosian’s Armenian National Congress (HAK). Read Article