Yerevan, 21.February.2018,
--
:
--
,

All Timeline

US election 2016: Trump momentum forces new Clinton effort
As opinion polls suggest Donald Trump is gaining support, Hillary Clinton has been holding rallies in states that had been considered safe for the Democrats. A BBC correspondent says both teams are now concentrating more on getting their supporters to vote, rather than swaying those undecided. Thirty-seven million early ballots have already been cast. US authorities say they are assessing the credibility of information on a possible al-Qaeda t...
Turkey's pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained
The two co-leaders of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party have been detained along with other MPs, the BBC reports.Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were detained at their respective homes as part of a counter-terrorism inquiry, security sources quoted by Anadolu news agency said.At least nine other MPs from the People's Democracy Party (HDP) were also taken into custody.Meanwhile social networks could not be accessed from inside Tur...
RPA to make no radical changes - Sharmazanov
Republican Party of Armenia is not going to make radical changes in foreign and home politics of the cpuntry, party's press secretary Eduard Sharmazanov told the reporters. "I do not think that we will make radical changes in the foreign and home politics of our country. Our party remains national-conservative politcal force. We will just add some aspects regarding human rights, national-christian ideology," Sharmazanov said.    
Vitaly Balasanyan appointed NKR National Security Council Secretary
On November 3 President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan signed a decree releasing Viktor Kocharyan from the post of the National Security Councik Secretary and appointed him VIce Secretary of NSC. With another decree the NKR President appointed Vitaly Balasanyan in the post of National Security Council Secretary.  
Robbie Williams sympathises with Justin Bieber over screaming fans
Robbie Williams says he sympathises with Justin Bieber, after the Canadian pop star reprimanded audiences for screaming at his concerts. "I saw that online," Williams told the BBC. "I get where he's coming from." "I find it difficult forming words in my head without an audience. So when there's 16,000 people screaming at you while you're trying to talk, I get it." But he said Bieber was wrong to scold his fans: "You've got to do it w...
Smoking 'causes hundreds of DNA changes'
Smoking leaves an "archaeological record" of the hundreds of DNA mutations it causes, scientists have discovered. Having sequenced thousands of tumour genomes, they found a 20-a-day smoker would rack up an average of 150 mutations in every lung cell each year. The changes are permanent, and persist even if someone gives up smoking. Researchers say analysing tumour DNA may help explain the underlying causes of other cancers. Pamela Pugh, 69, w...
Sting to reopen Paris's Bataclan before attack anniversary
British singer Sting is to reopen the Bataclan music venue in Paris the day before the first anniversary of the attack that killed 90 concertgoers. The former Police frontman will perform there on Saturday 12 November. He said he wanted to "remember and honour those who lost their lives" and "to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theatre represents". The venue has been shut since Islamist gunmen stormed a gig by US rock band E...
Jakarta protest against governor 'blasphemy' draws thousands
Tens of thousands of hard-line Muslims are marching against the governor of Jakarta, demanding he is prosecuted for blasphemy. Basuki Tjahja Purnama, a Christian, is the first ethnic Chinese to hold the governor's post in the capital of majority Muslim Indonesia. Protesters gathered at the Istiqlal Mosque and are heading towards the presidential palace. Police are bracing for the possibility of religious and racial tensions. In 1998, a wave o...
Turkey HDP: Blast after pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained
The two co-leaders of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party, People's Democracy (HDP), have been detained along with at least nine other MPs. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were detained at their respective homes as part of a counter-terrorism inquiry, security sources told Turkish media. Hours after the arrest of Mr Demirtas in Diyarbakir, a suspected car bomb exploded there, injuring 20 people. Diyarbakir, in the south-east, is Turk...
US election 2016: Battlegrounds targeted as polls tighten
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have made renewed attacks on each other's fitness for office as polls suggest the race for the White House is tightening. Mrs Clinton - who has seen her national opinion poll lead shrink in recent days - targeted her Republican rival's temperament and attitude to women. Mr Trump said she would be followed into the White House by criminal investigations. He has gained ground on Mrs Clinton in some swing states, ...
Jamie Oliver to buy back Australia restaurant business
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is set to buy back his Jamie's Italian restaurants business in Australia. He has swooped after Keystone Group, which ran the operation, went into receivership and put the franchise up for sale. Mr Oliver said he was "excited" about bringing the six restaurants back in-house. The TV-chef has 42 restaurants in the UK and more than 25 abroad run under his name. Financial advisors Ferrier Hodgson, which is hand...
Egypt will allow its currency to float freely
Egypt will float its currency in a move that is expected to see it fall by almost 50% against the dollar. The price is expected to be around 13 to the US dollar, up from just under nine. The country's central bank said the move was one of a list of reforms designed to strengthen confidence in the economy. Egypt's main stock index jumped by more than 8% at the start of Thursday trading. The central bank has also increased interest rates by 3 p...
Facebook warns advertising revenue growth will slow
Facebook has warned growth in advertising revenues will slow "meaningfully" in the next few months as it tries to avoid alienating users. The social media giant's chief financial officer David Wehner said there was a limit on the number of ads it could put on people's timelines. Shares fell 7% in after-hours trading. The comments came as Facebook reported profits of $2.4bn (£1.9bn) between July and September, up 166% from the same period...
Mila Kunis felt 'objectified' after Hollywood producer asked her to pose semi-naked
Mila Kunis says that a film producer threatened to end her career after she refused to pose semi-naked. The star said the man told her she'd "never work" in Hollywood again if she didn't take part in the magazine shoot. In an open letter published on A Plus, Mila Kunis said she felt "objectified". "Throughout my career, there have been moments when I have been insulted, sidelined, paid less, creatively ignored, and otherwise diminished ba...
S Korea scandal: Former aide to president detained
A former aide to South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has been detained by prosecutors, say officials. Ahn Jong-beom is the second aide to be detained in a scandal which is threatening the president's position. He and Ms Park's long-time friend and mentor Choi Soon-sil are suspected of using their presidential connections to persuade corporations to donate funds to foundations they were involved with. Ms Choi was detained on Monday ...
Mosul battle: Tape 'from IS leader Baghdadi' urges no retreat
The so-called Islamic State group has released an audiotape which it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. If true, it would be the first public message from him in more than a year and would dispel rumours that he was dead. The voice on the audio calls on Iraqis to defend the city of Mosul against the Iraqi army, which is attempting to re-take it from IS. Baghdadi is believed to be inside Mosul alongside thousands of IS fighters. It...
US election 2016: Obama warns fate of world at stake
President Barack Obama has urged Democrats of all ethnic backgrounds to get out and vote for Hillary Clinton, warning that the fate of the US republic - and the world - is at stake. He said her Republican opponent Donald Trump was a threat to hard-earned civil rights. President Obama was speaking at a rally in North Carolina. Mr Trump said Mr Obama should stop campaigning for Mrs Clinton and focus on running the country. "The bottom line is, ...
Cheryl to be new face of Childline
Pop star Cheryl has been announced as the new face of the charity Childline. The ex-Girls Aloud singer will front a campaign film which sees her voice replaced by young people talking about their problems. It includes a boy too frightened to tell his dad he is gay and a teenage girl who talks about being sexually abused at home. The charity hopes the former X Factor judge will help bring its work to "a whole new audience". Founded by Dame Est...
Johnny Depp set for Fantastic Beasts role
Johnny Depp is set to have a role in the second Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, due out in 2018. It has been reported that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor will also have a brief cameo in the first film, a spin-off from the Harry Potter Franchise. It is not yet known what role Depp will play in the fantasy series, which will revolve around a fictional author mentioned in the Harry Potter stories. The first Fantastic B...
Arrest sought for President Park's friend Choi in S Korea corruption row
South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for a friend of President Park Geun-hye amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration. Choi Soon-sil was detained on Monday, accused of influence peddling and interfering in state affairs. Eight banks have also been raided in connection with the scandal, South Korean media reported. The scandal has prompted widespread anger. Critics say Ms Choi used her ...
Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces 'break front line'
Iraqi forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul have broken through the front line without suffering any losses, a spokesman says. Sabah al-Numan told the BBC that many IS fighters had been killed. Government forces entered the city's outskirts for the first time on Tuesday since the city was seized in June 2014. Wednesday is the 17th day of the anti-IS operation, which involves 50,000 personnel including Kurdish Peshmerga fighters...
Biggest telescope may swap continents
One of the world's biggest telescope projects might be forced to move its location to a different continent. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) was due to be built in Hawaii, but ran into opposition with indigenous groups which consider its proposed site sacred. Now the TMT's board says a site in the Canary Islands, Spain, could act as a potential alternative. The $1.4bn project will enable experts to study the early Universe and peer into ...
MH370: Report suggests flight was not preparing for landing
Wreckage analysis suggests Flight MH370 did not make a controlled descent into the Indian Ocean, says a new report. The Boeing 777 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board in March 2014. The report from Australian investigatorssuggests the aircraft's wing flaps were in a "cruise" position when it hit the ocean surface. It casts further doubt on the theory supported by some analysts that someone was in cont...
US election 2016: Clinton accuses Trump of bullying women
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has stepped up her attacks on rival Donald Trump, labelling him a "bully" for criticising women for their looks. Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump had a 30-year history of "demeaning, degrading, insulting and assaulting" women. Meanwhile, Mr Trump has branded Mrs Clinton "corrupt" and said she would "destroy American healthcare forever". He told early Clinton voters with "buyer's remorse" they could change their vote...
Azerbaijan violates ceasefire along the line of contact
Azerbaijan's armed forces violated ceasefire along the line of contact 55 times overnight releasing 840 gunshots against Armenian positions from weapons of different calibres. According to a press release by the Nagorno-Karabakh Ministry of Defense, the adversary also used the anti-tank grenade launcher RPG-7 (3-7 mines). To restrain the adversary, the advance military troops of the Defense Army took retaliatory action, confidently continui...
Oil giant BP sees profits nearly halve
Oil giant BP has reported a near 50% fall in third-quarter profits from last year as the sector continues to struggle with low prices. The company made $933m (£763m) on an underlying replacement cost basis, compared with $1.8bn a year earlier. BP blamed falling oil prices for its fall, saying it was affected by a "weaker price and margin environment". Rival oil company Royal Dutch Shell reported third-quarter profits of $2.8bn, up 18% fr...
UK forms global infection response team
The UK has created a specialist team of health experts who can be deployed anywhere around the world within 48 hours if a disease outbreak strikes. The aim is to stamp out infections like Ebola before they spread far and wide. The scientists, academics and clinicians will be funded by £20m from the government over five years. When not responding to an immediate emergency, the rapid response team will assess future disease threats and tra...
Landmark chronic fatigue trial could treat two-thirds
A therapy that successfully treats two-thirds of children with chronic fatigue syndrome is being trialled for NHS use. The disease affects one in 50 children, leading to mental health problems and missing school. "If anyone has done a cross-country [run] or a marathon - that is how it feels all the time," said Jessica, 14. The trial, on 734 children, will use intensive online therapy sessions to adjust sleeping habits and activity levels. It ...
Brazilian schoolgirl's speech on education funding goes viral
A 16-year-old Brazilian girl has given evidence to a Senate committee analysing the impact of deep government cuts in education funding. Ana Julia Ribeiro has become a media sensation after the speech she made to legislators in her home state of Parana defending student rights went viral. Hundreds of schools across the state have been occupied by students angry over government's plans to freeze education funding. The protest has spread to othe...
South Korea scandal: President Park's friend Choi detained
The woman at the centre of a political scandal threatening the position of South Korea's president has been detained. Choi Soon-sil, a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye, is accused of influence peddling and interfering in state affairs. She was interrogated on Monday after apologising for an "unpardonable crime". Prosecutors have 48 hours to decide if they will formally arrest Ms Choi. She was placed under emergency detention l...
Zhuhai air show: China J-20 fighter jet in public debut
China has showcased its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time. Two of the radar-evading jets did a 60-second flypast at the Zhuhai air show in Guangdong province - the country's biggest meeting of plane makers and buyers. Previously the jets had only been seen by bloggers. The fighters are being seen as symbol of Beijing's desire to modernise and upgrade its military capabilities. President Xi Jinping wants to toughen...
Tom Hanks fails to topple Tyler Perry at US box office
Tyler Perry's Halloween comedy has retained the top spot at the US box office - holding off competition from Tom Hanks's latest film Inferno. Boo! A Madea Halloween, which Perry directed, wrote, co-produced and stars in, took $16.7m (£13.7m) on its second weekend of release. Inferno, based on the Dan Brown novel, scored a relatively disappointing $15m (£12.3m) to debut in second place. The latest film in the Da Vinci Code series ha...
The venom of one of world's deadliest snakes could relieve pain, say scientists
A snake with the largest venom glands in the world could hold the answer to pain relief, scientists have found. Dubbed the "killer of killers", the long-glanded blue coral snake is known to prey on the likes of king cobras. The venom of the two-metre-long snake native to South East Asia acts "almost immediately" and causes prey to spasm. New research published in the journal Toxin found it targets receptors which are critical to pain...
Turkey detains opposition Cumhuriyet journalists
Turkish police have detained the editor and several writers of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet amid a crackdown on media after the failed July coup. The journalists are suspected of links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused of plotting the coup, as well as Kurdish militants. Cumhuriyet is Turkey's oldest secular paper. At the weekend, 15 other media outlets were closed and 10,000 civil servants were dismissed. Those targeted include a...
Mark Carney under pressure to say how long he'll stay
Pressure is building on the governor of the Bank of England to clarify how long he intends to stay in the job. Newspaper reports over the weekend suggested Mark Carney was considering leaving in 2018. However, BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed believes Mr Carney is leaning towards extending his tenure to 2021. "All the people I've spoken to, close to Mark Carney, suggest he is more towards staying than leaving," Kamal said. When Mr Carney beca...
Diwali fireworks choke Delhi, angering Indians
Angry residents of the Indian capital, Delhi, are sharing images of smog, one day after Diwali celebrations saw huge quantities of fireworks set off. Levels of particulate matter in the air hazardous to health rose to nearly 10 times the safe limit of 100. Authorities had warned that Delhi faced a polluted Diwali because of factors like humidity and wind speed. Diwali, the most important Hindu festival in north India, celebrates the victory of...
Italy quake: Thousands spend night in temporary accommodation
Thousands of people in central Italy have spent the night in cars, tents and temporary shelters following the fourth earthquake in the area in three months. The 6.6-magnitude quake - Italy's strongest in decades - struck close to the region where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August. This time no-one appears to have died in the tremor near the town of Norcia, but about 20 people were injured. Powerful aftershocks are still bringi...
Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law, says top Democrat
The Democratic leader in the US Senate says the head of the FBI may have broken the law by revealing the bureau was investigating emails possibly linked to Hillary Clinton. Harry Reid accused FBI director James Comey of violating an act which bars officials from influencing an election. News of the FBI inquiry comes less than two weeks before the US election. The bureau has meanwhile obtained a warrant to search a cache of emails belonging to ...
Ceta: EU and Canada to sign long-delayed free trade deal
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is finally on his way to Belgium to sign a long-delayed landmark trade deal with the European Union. He will attend a summit in Brussels where a signing ceremony planned for Thursday was cancelled after a Belgian region vetoed the agreement. All 28 EU states approved the deal on Friday when consensus was reached. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as Ceta, required all EU member states ...
New York opera halted after 'human ashes' sprinkled into pit
New York's Metropolitan Opera halted an afternoon performance after an audience member sprinkled what is suspected to be cremated ashes on to the orchestra. The incident happened during an intermission of Guillaume Tell, prompting anti-terror units to enter the Lincoln Center venue. Several audience members said a man told them he was there to release the ashes of a friend, police said. The man has been identified and the authorities are tryin...
Four men took own lives after webcam blackmail Katy Perry gets charity award for her work with children from Hillary Clinton Philip Morris could stop making conventional cigarettes Trump eyes ex-Goldman banker Steve Mnuchin for Treasury CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal 'height of folly' Thousands 'miss out on stroke treatment' Samsung Electronics considers splitting firm in two South Korea's President Park 'willing to resign' Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190,000 ducks Trump dismisses Wisconsin recount drive as 'scam' Fidel Castro death: Cubans mourn ex-leader Women in science pledge to combat hate Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Five tips for spotting a bargain Lung cancer cells spread like unanchored tents, study says Abducted California woman Sherri Papini found after three weeks Brazil president Michel Temer accused of corruption Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study Catherine Zeta-Jones takes aim at paparazzi with 'better' bikini photos Colombia signs new peace deal with Farc Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa Shia pilgrims among more than 80 killed in IS attack in Iraq Climate changing 'too fast' for species
Today For week For Month
website by Sargssyan