Rag-tag team seeks puck of the Irish

Globe and Mail, Canada March 17 2004 Rag-tag team seeks puck of the Irish By ALLAN MAKI >From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail This was the summary from yesterday’s big hockey game in Iceland: Mexico 8, Ireland 3. Ireland’s first two goals were scored by a Russian defenceman. The Irish also got a goal from a […]

Potential Caspian oil production cannot free US from OPEC by 2008

Oil And Gas Journal March 17 2004 Analyst: Potential Caspian oil production cannot free US from OPEC by 2008 By OGJ editors HOUSTON, Mar. 17 — Caspian Sea region oil reserves will not free the US from its dependence on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries by 2008, said Wayne Andrews, analyst with Raymond James […]

Russian FM speaks out on Russia’s policy in southeast Asia

RIA Novosti, Russia March 17 2004 FOREIGN MINISTER SPEAKS OUT ON RUSSIA’S POLICY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA MOSCOW, March 17, 2004 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow has noted progress in Russian-Chinese relations. “China is our neighbour and friend,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference on Wednesday. “Russia’s and China’s positions on the overwhelming majority […]

Kocharian welcomes wider Europe, new neighbors concept

ArmenPress March 17 2004 KOCHARIAN WELCOMES WIDER EUROPE, NEW NEIGHBORS CONCEPT YEREVAN, MARCH 17, ARMENPRESS: Armenian president Robert Kocharian has reaffirmed today his country’s commitment to enlarge the frames and deepen cooperation between Armenia and the European Union. Receiving a delegation of the European Union-Armenian parliamentary cooperation commission, led by Ursula Schleikher, Kocharian described economic […]

Margarian meets OSCE Chairman-in-office

ArmenPress March 17 2004 MARGARIAN MEETS OSCE CHAIRMAN-IN-OFFICE YEREVAN, MARCH 17, ARMENPRESS: Armenian prime minister Andranik Margarian met today with the visiting chairman-in-office of the OSCE, Bulgarian foreign minister Solomon Passy, who has arrived in Armenia after visiting neighboring Georgia and Azerbaijan. The goal of the visit is to get first-hand information about South Caucasian […]

FM calls for acknowledgement of NK’s right to self-determination

ArmenPress March 17 2004 ARMENIAN FM CALLS FOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF KARABAGH’S RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION GENEVA, MARCH 17, ARMENPRESS: Addressing the 60-th session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva on March 16, Armenian foreign affairs minister Vartan Oskanian described the brutal murder of an Armenian officer in Budapest by an Azeri classmate as “an […]

Lecture at Haigazian University 03/19/2004

PRESS RELEASE Department of Armenian Studies, Haigazian University Beirut, Lebanon Contact: Ara Sanjian Tel: 961-1-353011 Email: [email protected] Web: HAIGAZIAN UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARMENIAN STUDIES invites to a lecture on The Armenian Genocide in the Memoirs of Syrians (in Armenian) by Dr. Nora Arissian (Damascus) Friday, March 19, 2004 – 7:30 p.m. Haigazian University Auditorium – […]

Hockey is hurling on ice

The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec) March 17, 2004 Wednesday Final Edition Hockey is hurling on ice by PAT HICKEY Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my Irish friends and the rest of you who wish you were Irish on this finest of days. I’d like to take this opportunity to enter the current debate over the […]

MGM to pay Las Vegas billionaire $ 1.6bn dividend

The Times (London) March 17, 2004, Wednesday MGM to pay Las Vegas billionaire $ 1.6bn dividend James Doran Wall Street Correspondent Kirk Kerkorian, the billionaire Las Vegas casino and hotel magnate, is poised for a big win in Hollywood as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the movie studio he controls, contemplates paying him a special dividend worth as much […]

Duma ratifies protocol on anti-terrorist operations in CIS

ITAR-TASS News Agency TASS March 17, 2004 Duma ratifies protocol on anti-terrorist operations in CIS By Lyudmila Alexandrova MOSCOW The State Duma, lower house of Russia’s parliament, has ratified a protocol on the procedure of organising and conducting anti-terrorist operations on the territory of CIS countries. The protocol was signed by Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, […]