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UK to be worst-performing major economy in 2023, IMF says

The UK economy will shrink and perform worse than other advanced economies, including Russia, as the cost of living continues to hit households, the International Monetary Fund has said.

Up to 40 countries could boycott Paris Olympics

Up to 40 countries could boycott the next Olympic Games, making the whole event pointless, said Poland's sport and tourism minister Kamil Bortniczuk.

Deputy PM, French ambassador discuss humanitarian situation in blockaded Artsakh

Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Khachatryan held a meeting with the Ambassador of France to Armenia Anne Louyot.

Artsakh Foreign Minister Sends Letters to Ambassadors of a Number of Countries in Armenia

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh Sergey Ghazaryan sent letters to ambassadors of a number of countries accredited to Armenia, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

Congressman Pallone joins demonstrators at Capitol opposing Azerbaijan’s blockade of Lachin corridor

United States Congressman Frank Pallone joined demonstrators who gathered at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to protest against Azerbaijan’s blockade of Lachin corridor.

Two MEPs stripped of legal immunity due to corruption scandal

Two members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have had their legal immunity lifted by European lawmakers, following a request by Belgian authorities investigating a corruption scandal that has rocked the European Parliament, BBC News reported.

Due to the situation created in the economy, tax revenues and duties of the state budget decreased

The State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Artsakh presented indicators of the tax revenues and duties for the month of January 2023.

Armenian FM, Russian Ambassador discuss bilateral relations

On February 2, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received Sergey Kopyrkin, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Armenia.

Armenian PM participates in Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan participated in the narrow-format session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

France becomes 5th country to close consulate in Istanbul

The French Consulate General in Istanbul has suspended its work, the fifth country to take such a step.

Due to the ongoing blockade many problems have arisen in Artsakh's agriculture. Deputy Minister

Due to the ongoing blockade by Azerbaijan, many problems have arisen in the agricultural sector of the Artsakh Republic, including the replenishment of the fodder base, the first deputy minister of agriculture of Artsakh, Tigran Arstamyan, told Artsakhpress.

Russia made no request for CSTO assistance in Ukraine, Lavrov says

Russia has made no request to member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for assistance in the special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with TV journalist Dmitry Kiselyov on Thursday, Tass informs.

Russia says CSTO mission can be deployed to Armenia-Azerbaijan border in “one or two days” if greenlighted by Yerevan

The offer on deploying a mission of the Collective Treaty Security Organization (CSTO) to the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan still stands and the mission can be rapidly deployed upon Armenia’s approval, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Australia government is urged to take steps to protect people of Karabakh

The Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (AIHGS) and the New South Wales (NSW) Ecumenical Council have written to the Australian Federal Government, expressing immediate concerns about Azerbaijan’s blockade against the indigenous Armenians of Artsakh , reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).

Red Cross facilitates transfer of 6 patients from Artsakh to Armenia for treatment

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated the transfer of 6 seriously-ill patients, including cancer patients, from blockaded Artsakh to Armenia for treatment, the Ministry of Health of Artsakh said in a statement.

Congresswoman Katie Porter calls on U.S. government to end all military assistance to Azerbaijan

United States Congresswoman Katie Porter called on the Biden administration to take immediate steps to end the blockade of Lachin corridor.

“Many of my constituents fear a second genocide” – US Congresswoman condemns Azerbaijan for blockade of Lachin corridor

If the Lachin corridor blockade continues it will cause a “humanitarian catastrophe”, United States Congresswoman Linda Sanchez said.

Johnson to Western Governments: Save Time, Money, Lives, and Give Ukraine Weapons It Needs

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in Washington for negotiations with high-ranking politicians on increasing support for Ukraine, has called for Ukrainian troops to be provided with all the weapons they need.

Armenian and Russian Prime Ministers to hold meeting in Kazakhstan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Russian Prime Minister Mikhkail Mishustin will hold a meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Interfax reports.

Israeli PM Netanyahu admits possible use of military force against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with CNN that he admits the possibility of using military force against Iran if the country's containment policy fails.

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