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Turkish American lobbyist pleads guilty to illegally funding Congressional trips to Azerbaijan
Kemal Oksuz, aka "Kevin Oksuz," 49, and previously a resident of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of devising a scheme to falsify, conceal and cover up material facts from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics. Oksuz will be sentenced on Feb. 11, 2019 before U.S. District Court Judge Tanya S. Chutkan for the District of Columbia.
American Armenian Rose Float Association gears up for 2019 Pasadena tournament of roses
Carrying the theme “Chanting Stones: Karahunj,” the new Armenian rose float celebrates the greatness of Armenian culture, echoing the general theme of the 130th Pasadena Tournament of Roses, which is “The Melody of Life.”
Parliamentary election in Armenia a milestone, Catholicos says
His Holiness Karekin II extended congratulations and best wishes to the "My Step" alliance, “Prosperous Armenia” and “Bright Armenia” parties, which “deserved the trust of our people, bearing responsibility for the future of our country.”
Broad public trust the key characteristic of Armenia election, observers say
The general absence of electoral malfeasance, including of vote buying and pressure on voters, allowed for genuine competition, the observers said. Despite the shortened timeframe, the elections were well administered, although the integrity of campaign finance was undermined by a lack of regulation, accountability and transparency.