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Mirror-Spectator Now Offers E-Subscriptions
WATERTOWN, Mass. — Starting March 15, the Armenian Mirror-Spectator newspaper will be available to be e-mailed every Thursday, in color PDF format.
The annual rate for the e-subscription is $50.
To subscribe, please fill out the ad in this issue, as well as a check for $50, to the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, 755 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
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Sargisian Extends Condolences to Gul
YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — Armenian President Serge Sargisian sent a letter of condolence this week to Turkis President Abdullah Gul after the earthquake in Turkey last week, the Armenian president’s press office reported.
On behalf of the Armenian people and himself, Sargisian extended sincere condolence to the President of Turkey and the relatives of the victims.

Polish Ambassador Presents Credentials
YEREVAN — The newly appointed Ambassador of Poland to Armenia Zdislav Rachinski presented his credentials to President Serge Sargisian.
Congratulating the diplomat on new office, Sargisian said Armenia was interested in deepening cooperation with Poland in bilateral format and within international organizations.
Noting that the cooperation with the European Union is one of Armenia’s foreign policy priorities, Sargisian said he anticipates active work in that direction. Rachinski promised to do his best to reinforce cooperation in different spheres.

Gul Nominated For Chatham House Prize 2010
LONDON (PanArmenian.Net) — Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, has announced its nominees for its Prize 2010. The award ceremony will take place in the autumn. Voting will close on March 15, 2010. The nominees are Abdullah Gul, president of Turkey, Christine Lagarde, finance minister of France and Stjepan Mesic, president of Croatia.
As cited in the nominee’s details, “Abdullah Gul has been a significant figure for reconciliation and moderation within Turkey and internationally, and a driving force behind many of the positive steps that Turkey has taken in recent years.”