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Lavrov urges to deal with detention of Russian cargo ship off Turkish coast

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the need to sort out the situation with the detention of a Russian dry cargo ship off the coast of Turkey.

Dollar, euro drop in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 407.52/$1 in Armenia on Monday; this is down by AMD 0.43 from the previous business day in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, informs.

EU’s Charles Michel, Azerbaijan’s Aliyev hold phone talk

President of the European Council Charles Michel held a telephone conversation today with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Azerbaijanis completely destroyed Shushi's Armenian church

The Saint Hovhannes Mkrtich (St. John the Baptist) Armenian church, also known as Kanach Zham/Green Church, in Shushi has been completely destroyed by the Azerbaijanis.

Armenia, India sign Memorandum of Understanding

Armenia and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the end of the 8th session of Armenian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation in the Fields of Trade, Economy, Technology, Science, Education and Culture in Yerevan on July 4, Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in a statement on social media.

Armenian FM highlights great cooperation potential with India in many areas

The Secretary for West of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of India Sanjay Verma arrived in Armenia on July 4 for the 8th session of the Armenian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation in the fields of Trade, Economy, Technology, Science, Education and Culture.

Russian Cargo Ship Detained in Turkey at Kiev’s Request: Ukrainian Ambassador

A Russian cargo ship allegedly carrying Ukrainian grain has been detained by Turkey’s customs authorities at Kiev’s request, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasily Bodnar said on Sunday, TASS reports.

Armenian PM congratulates US President on Independence Day

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan sent a congratulatory letter to US President Joe Biden on Independence Day, the PM’s Office said.

Armenian military denies Azerbaijani accusations on opening fire

The Armenian Ministry of Defense denied Azerbaijani accusations on opening fire at the border.

Australian PM announces $74 mln in military aid to Ukraine

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced further military aid to Ukraine in a statement released on Monday, Tass informs.

The closing ceremony of the "Voice of Living" project held in Stepanakert

On July 1, the closing ceremony of the "Voice of Living" initiative launched by the Artsakh Office of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union was held in Stepanakert.

Albania in talks with NATO to build naval base

Albania is in talks with NATO to build a naval base at Porto Romano, a port under construction on its Adriatic coast, Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Friday, Reuters reported.

Erdogan says military operation in Syria could start at any moment

Ankara’s new military operation in northern Syria could begin at any moment, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, Tass informs.

Meeting of special envoys of Armenia and Turkey launched in Vienna

The meeting of the Special Representatives of Armenia and Turkey dealing with the Armenia-Turkey normalization process launched in Vienna.

Analysis: Biden has the worst G7 summit since Jimmy Carter

Steven F. Hayward, a resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, has reflected on last week's G-7 meeting in Germany in an article on the New York Post.

Ukraine introduces entry visas for Russians

Ukraine has introduced visas for Russians starting from July 1. In the wake of Kiev’s severing of diplomatic relations and closure of the Ukrainian embassy and consulates in Russia those Russians who wish to get to the neighboring country will have to apply for visas at the centers of an external service provider of VFS Global in eight cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don and Samara, Tass informs.

Artsakh athletes will participate in the international championship to be held in Yerevan

On July 11-13 of the current year, the best kickboxing athletes of the Stepanakert Children's and Youth Sports School will participate in the international championship to be held in Yerevan.

Madrid summit proved that NATO expects unconditional obedience from all states — Lavrov

The NATO summit in Madrid once again indicated that NATO member states expect unconditional obedience to their will from all states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei Thursday, Tass informs.

NATO to create one billion euro innovation fund

NATO will create a one billion euro innovation fund to promote technological research that will benefit the military. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Tass informs.

US House Appropriations legislation includes assistance to Armenia and Artsakh

The Fiscal Year 2023 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs House Appropriations legislation includes humanitarian assistance to Armenia in the amount of $60 million, and $2 million for Artsakh, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) informed.