Presidents meet in Sochi, agree on 'preamble' of Karabakh agreement

Armenian President Serzh Sargsian met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliev in Sochi today with the mediation of Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev. The meeting ended in an agreement on the preamble to Karabakh deal. “”Today, the main result was the agreement, which although we have some parts of the document that are not object of mutual consent, all the sides will prepare their concrete proposals, their concrete wording of all these parts, which will be…

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Putin Judos, Medvedev Podcasts – the World Watches

Russian leadership is grabbing global media attention. CNN was full of Russian premier Putin the past two days. On Tuesday, he presented an instructional judo DVD that bears his name and shows him throwing an opponent to the mat. "Let’s Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin" is the product of collaboration between Putin — a black belt — and other judo enthusiasts, including former World and Olympic judo champion Yasuhiro Yamashita. It apparently was privately made…

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