British judge opens inquiry into former Russian agent death
Opening the inquiry, Judge Robert Owen said some hearings would be held in private to hear sensitive evidence.
Eurozone inflation slides into ‘danger zone’: ECB
Separate figures show that unemployment in the region fell slightly to 11.5% in June compared to 11.6% in May.
Lavrov says Russian, Chinese leaders to meet at SCO, APEC summits
The Russian FM met with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a regular session of the SCO Council of Heads of State.
Heavy shelling resumes in Libyan capital
Around 200 people have been killed since the clashes erupted two weeks ago in Tripoli and also in the eastern city of Benghazi.
German machinery industry says Russia sanctions hinder sales
Russia was Germany's 11th-biggest trading partner last year, well behind the top four of France, the Netherlands, China and the U.S.
U.S. House backs lawsuit against Obama over alleged power abuse
Democrats branded the effort a political charade aimed at stirring up GOP voters for this fall's congressional elections.
Sony reports surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit
Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast a loss. Quarterly sales climbed nearly 6 percent to 1.81 trillion yen ($17.6 billion).
Argentina defaults for second time in 13 years
"Unfortunately, no agreement was reached and the Republic of Argentina will imminently be in default," Daniel Pollack said.
Two Karabakh soldiers killed in Azeri attack
The attack was rebuffed, with the rivals suffering heavy losses. Investigation is under way, the army’s press office said.
Dutch, Australian experts try to reach Ukraine plane crash site
"The goal is to reach the spot where MH17 crashed and evaluate safety on the route from Donetsk," the Dutch team said.
Israel calls up another 16,000 reservists amid heavy attacks
Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said at least 15 people were wounded, with three of them in critical condition.
UK MPs say NATO is ‘poorly prepared for attack from Russia’
The MPs also warned NATO "may not have the collective political will to take concerted action to deter attack".
Ani, abandoned city of 1000 churches:
Ani lay on several trade routes and grew to become a walled city of more than 100,000 residents by the 11th century.
4 ethnic Armenians killed, 5 injured in Aleppo
those killed were identified as Sona Palkian, Azniv Arushian, her sister Araksi Arushian-Khachaturian and Gevorg Gelemchian.
Shazam launches new Mac app to bring more options for users
Once it has detected a song, the users will get a notification with the name, artist, and more of the music being played.
OSCE Mission to monitor NKR-Azerbaijani contact line
The NKR authorities expressed readiness to assist in conducting the monitoring and to ensure the security of the Mission members.
Cyprus President rebuffs as IMF says more spending cuts needed
Anastasiades said the authorities "emphatically" turned down the IMF's recommendation for more cuts during bailout talks.
Samsung Q2 profits fall 20%, hurt by smartphone sales slowdown
Samsung is the world's biggest maker of mobile phones and the handset division accounts for the bulk of its profits.
Israel offers 4-hour truce for humanitarian purposes in Gaza
An Israeli military spokeswoman said militants had fired mortar bombs from the vicinity of the school and troops shot back in response.
Iraqi PM pledges $850mln to assist those displaced by militants
"I say to the people of these areas, your participation in clearing these areas has become essential and necessary," said al-Maliki.
The European Times publishes interviews with Artsakh officials
The Nagorno Karabakh Republic has held 5 parliamentary and 5 presidential elections since it declared independence in 1991.
U.S. business spending grows by 14% in April-June
The report was strong enough to ensure that the U.S. central bank will continue to trim its monthly bond buying purchases.
Turkish women protest after deputy PM urges ‘no laughing in public’
“The woman should have chastity ... She should not laugh in front of everyone and not be inviting in her behavior,” Arinc said.
UN chief calls to struggle against human trafficking
“Most of those trafficked are vulnerable women and children deceived into a life of suffering,” Ban Ki-moon said.
Technical glitch halts U.S. visa processing worldwide
The problems began when the U.S. State Department’s computer system for processing passport and visa applications crashed.
French, British nationals evacuated from Libya
Dozens of people have been killed in the fighting in recent weeks, which has centered on the city of Benghazi.
$6.75mln stolen from Albania's central bank
The Bank of Albania did not provide further details, but insisted that the its operations had not been affected.
Fatih Akin gets Douglas Sirk Award as his film on Genocide screens
“His films, which are strongly rooted in Hamburg, have put the city on the world map of cinema,” Albert Wiederspiel said.
Armenian guests artists to join Brooklyn Academy of Music program
The program is an international exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Gazprom Armenia named country’s largest taxpayer
Alex Grig llc (belonging to the family of parliament member Samvel Aleksanyan) is third with AMD 9 bn 606 mln 466 thous paid.
EU, U.S. announce new Russia sanctions
"If Russia continues on this current path, the costs on Russia will continue to grow," U.S. President Barack Obama said.
Hamas commander says his soldiers ‘eager for death’
Most of Palestinian deaths have been civilians, and 6,700 have been injured, according to the Gaza health ministry.
Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales
Sales in Japan were strong because of a rush to beat the rise in the consumption tax that kicked in from April 1, according to Toyota.
Barclays reports 7% drop in profits
The adjusted profit figures did not include £900mln that the bank said it had set aside for PPI mis-selling claims.
New documentary video on Armenia released
Medzorian tells a story of Armenia, an ancient nation with a rich Christian heritage, constantly under persecution by its neighbors.
Canadian employment minister in Armenia to further bilateral ties
ANCC members Sam Manougian and Vahe Poladian were supposed to accompany Minister Jason Kenney at various meetings.
Tor network received over $1.8m from U.S. govt. in 2013: report
Meanwhile, Russia has offered 3.9m rubles ($110,000) in a contest seeking a way to crack the identities of users of the network.
Erdogan returning award given by American Jewish Congress
President of the American Jewish Congress described Erdogan as “arguably the most virulent anti-Israel leader in the world.”
Fresh clashes in Libya leave at least 30 dead
Fierce fighting in Benghazi and battles between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli, have pushed Libya deeper into chaos.
China launches anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft
Another technology firm, Interdigital - which specializes in wireless technology - has also faced a similar investigation.
U.S. Department of State: millions displaced in 2013 over religious beliefs
In Nigeria, casualties and human rights abuses associated with Boko Haram attacks and the government’s response escalated.
Magnitude 6.3 quake hits eastern Mexico
Miguel Angel Mancera said there were evacuations in the capital, but that after inspection, no damages or injuries were reported.
Vatican confirms dates for Pope’s second trip to Asia
Francis will become the first pope in nearly two decades to visit the Far East when he travels to South Korea Aug 14-18.
Apple launches faster Retina display MacBook Pro lineup
Both the entry-level and mid-range 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pros come with a 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor.
Facebook to stop messaging from main mobile app
Facebook insists that people send more photos, group messages, videos, stickers, and audio clips while using Messenger.
Azeri shelling of Armenian border villages continues
The Armenian side took retaliatory measures, after which the situation calmed down, spokesman for the RA Defense Ministry said.
19 civilians reported killed in eastern Ukraine fighting
Ukrainian forces have been pushing the militias back towards their two main urban strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Russia mulls adding ‘aggressor country’ term to legislation
Entities and individuals registered in the "aggressor country" will be banned from providing audit and consulting services in Russia.
Deutsche Bank posts 29% drop in Q2 net profit
The bank said that quarterly adjustments and non-tax deductible expenses caused it to pay a 73 percent tax ratio for the quarter.
Afghan President’s cousin killed in suicide bomber attack
In 2011 Hamid Karzai's brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai, was murdered in his home in Kandahar in an attack claimed by the Taliban.