Syria foreign currency reserves halve amid sanctions

Syria foreign currency reserves halve amid sanctions

April 17, 2012 - 17:52 AMT  13:52 GMT
Prior to EU sanctions Damascus sold 90% of its oil to Europe and with that market closed Syrian production has now fallen 30%.
Russia’s Glonass-K satellite 2nd testing due in 2013

Russia’s Glonass-K satellite 2nd testing due in 2013

April 17, 2012 - 17:45 AMT  13:45 GMT
Glonass is Russia's answer to the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS, and is designed for both military and civilian uses.
CBA warns against participating in MMM 2011 financial pyramid

CBA warns against participating in MMM 2011 financial pyramid

April 17, 2012 - 17:39 AMT  13:39 GMT
MMM financial pyramid’s ideology is based on return of investments with high interest rates in case of attraction of new ones.
AFP photographer wins agency’s 1st Pulitzer Prize

AFP photographer wins agency’s 1st Pulitzer Prize

April 17, 2012 - 17:13 AMT  13:13 GMT
Massoud Hossaini was awarded for his "heartbreaking image of a girl crying in fear after a suicide bomber's attack in Kabul."
USD market average rate totals AMD 392,47 April 17

USD market average rate totals AMD 392,47 April 17

April 17, 2012 - 17:10 AMT  13:10 GMT
The market average rate of USD on April 17 totaled AMD 392,47 decreasing by 0.08 point compared to April 16.
Shushi to premiere new anthem May 8

Shushi to premiere new anthem May 8

April 17, 2012 - 17:09 AMT  13:09 GMT
Towns and villages are being restored; life regains vitality. People have faith in future, author of anthem music said.
Kremlin TV to air Julian Assange’s talk show

Kremlin TV to air Julian Assange’s talk show

April 17, 2012 - 17:08 AMT  13:08 GMT
The WikiLeaks founder says he knows he'll be criticized for choosing RT, a broadcaster derided by some as Russian propaganda mouthpiece.
Apple Siri commercials feature Samuel L Jackson, Zooey Deschanel

Apple Siri commercials feature Samuel L Jackson, Zooey Deschanel (video)

 April 17, 2012 - 17:07 AMT  13:07 GMT
Both commercials show the actors using Siri to manage their daily lives, creating appointments, searching for restaurants, etc.
Sneak-peak of Steven Soderbergh's “Magic Mike” released

Sneak-peak of Steven Soderbergh's “Magic Mike” released (video)

 April 17, 2012 - 17:05 AMT  13:05 GMT
Channing Tatum stars as the titular character, Mike Matingano, who takes a young dancer called the Kid under his wing.
Russian FM warns “third parties” against involvement in Syria conflict

Russian FM warns “third parties” against involvement in Syria conflict

April 17, 2012 - 17:04 AMT  13:04 GMT
Sergei Lavrov: U.S.-backed "Friends of Syria" group antagonized the Syrian opposition against peaceful talks with the government.